Interview on SBS with Brett Mason   

 Topics: Return of Australians from overseas 23/10/2023 7:25AM Brett Mason:    Really great news. Lots of very happy Australians heading home from London. How pleased are you that the Government’s been able to facilitate these support flights? Simon Birmingham:     We’re very happy for these 161 Australians who joined the more than nearly 400,000 people who have…

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Interview on Channel 7 Sunrise with Natalie Barr

Topics: Repatriation of Australians stranded overseas; Opening up of the Howard Springs Facility. 10/23/2020 07:33AM Natalie Barr:     The first of eight repatriation flights for Australians stranded overseas will land in Darwin later today, where passengers will quarantine at the Howard Springs Facility for two weeks. The first flight is coming from London carrying 175 passengers identified…

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Interview on ABC News, Breakfast with Madeleine Morris    

Topics: Repatriation flights; Increased quarantine spaces; Investigation into Australia Post. 23/10/2020 07:10AM Madeleine Morris:        But let’s return to those repatriation flights bringing stranded Australians home. As we mentioned, the first flight will arrive in Darwin later today, and the Federal Government says those on board have been identified as vulnerable and given priority. Trade and Tourism…

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Interview on Afternoon Briefing with Patricia Karvelas

Topics: trade relations with China, flights into Australia, interstate borders, travel bubbles 21/10/2020 04:02PM Patricia Karvelas:         Simon Birmingham is the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, and also our guest. Welcome to the program. Simon Birmingham:     Hello Patricia, good to be with you. Patricia Karvelas:         Why has legislation for a federal anti-corruption body been sitting on the…

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Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide with Ali Moore

Topics: COVID-19, Trans-Tasman Bubble, New Zealand arrivals, Hotel quarantine. 20/10/2020 07:21AM Ali Moore:        Let’s dive into this Trans-Tasman bubble. The first New Zealanders were touching down on Friday, but originally the bubble, well, it is only supposed to have been between New Zealand, New South Wales, and Northern Territory, but what’s happened is some Kiwis have…

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Doorstop, Adelaide Airport

UNOFFICIAL   SENATOR THE HON SIMON BIRMINGHAM Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate Senator for South Australia   TRANSCRIPT E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop in Adelaide Topics: Holiday Here This Year tourism campaign; Victorian border closures; Australia-China trade relationship; Australia-New Zealand travel bubble; 13/10/20 Simon Birmingham:     Thanks very much for coming…

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Interview on Radio National Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Topics: Australia-China trade relations; Tourism Australia domestic campaign; Borders; ICAC 13 October 2020 Fran Kelly: Well relations with China and the Australian economy along the way may have suffered another hammer blow with unconfirmed reports that Beijing has suspended lucrative imports of Australian coal. Several news agencies are reporting that state owned steel mills and power…

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