Interview on The West Live with Jenna Clarke

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australian manufacturing, trading relationship with China; state border restrictions; domestic airlines. 02 June 2020   Jenna Clarke: Joining me on the line this morning is the Federal Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham, calling in from not so sunny Adelaide this morning. I guess we have a lot in common with Adelaide over…

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Interview on Channel 7 Sunrise with Samantha Armytage

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Queensland border restrictions. 26 May 2020   Samantha Armytage: Billionaire Clive Palmer has launched a High Court challenge to Western Australia’s border closure. After being refused entry into the state, the mining magnate argues the closure is unconstitutional and that cross-border movement is a personal right. And we are joined now by Federal…

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Interview on Channel 9, Today Show with Karl Stefanovic

Transcript, E&OE Topics: JobMaker plan; State border restrictions; Trans-Tasman bubble. 26 May 2020     Karl Stefanovic: Prime Minister Scott Morrison will today unveil his five-year JobMaker plan to coronavirus recovery, designed to boost skills and training and claw the country back from pandemic induced pain. Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham joins us now from Adelaide. Simon,…

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Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Mornings, with David Bevan

Transcript, E&OE Topics: quarantine in the UK; China-Australia Free Trade Agreement; Australian Taxation Office 22 May 2020   David Bevan: Senator Simon Birmingham, good morning. Simon Birmingham: Good morning David. David Bevan: Now, before we get on to China and JobKeeper and borders and all sorts of things, there’s a report in The Sydney Morning Herald today: Australia seeks exemption…

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Doorstop, Adelaide

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Tariff on Australian barley; Discussion on state borders reopening. 19 May 2020 Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much for coming along. Australia is deeply disappointed by the decision of China to impose duties on Australian barley exports into China. This decision we believe is one that is not based on either good analysis of…

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Interview on 6PR Mornings with Gareth Parker

Transcript, E&OE Topics: China’s tariff on Australian barley; Hard borders in Australia. 19 May 2020 Gareth Parker: On the line the Federal Trade Minister Simon Birmingham. Good morning. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Gareth. Good to be with you. Gareth Parker: Thanks for your time. So we’ve been talking to a grain farmer in this state who is sort…

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Interview on 3AW Mornings with Neil Mitchell

Transcript, E&OE Topics: China’s tariff on Australian barley; Discussion on opening state borders. 19 May 2020 Neil Mitchell: Now there are two elements to what happened overnight. One, China has offered $2 billion to the world once- an inquiry once the pandemic is over. One of the things they say though will fund is social development…

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