Doorstop, Parliament House

Topics: NZ working holiday makers; Australia-China relationship; Last day of Parliament for 2020. 12/10/2020   Simon Birmingham: … Australian farmers and industry in terms of getting the necessary workers by encouraging young New Zealanders to come and have a working holiday in Australia. For young Kiwis who might have been thinking about taking a gap…

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Interview on Sky News Live First Edition with Peter Stefanovic

Topics: Australia-China trade relations; Campaign attracting Kiwis for working holidays in Australia. 10/12/2020 06:47AM   Peter Stefanovic:          Australian cotton and wheat farmers are liked to become Beijing’s next targets in a string of trade attacks. China is hoping to fill its $14 billion agricultural buying commitment to the Trump administration which is straining its relationship…

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Interview on Sky News Live First Edition with Peter Stefanovic

Topics: Industrial relations bill; Foreign relations bill; Australia-China trade relations 07/12/2020 07:47AM   Peter Stefanovic:          Well, casual workers earning greater rights to permanent employment will be among proposed changes when the Government unveils its industrial relations bill this week. Joining me live now from Canberra is Simon Birmingham, Minister for Finance, Trade and Tourism. Minister,…

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Interview on Radio National, Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Topics: Returning Australians from overseas, IR law reform, Foreign Relations Bill, 2030 emissions targets. 12/7/2020 07:36AM   Fran Kelly:       Simon Birmingham is the Minister for Trade and Finance and Leader of the Government in the Senate. Simon Birmingham, welcome back to Breakfast.   Simon Birmingham:     Good morning, Fran. Thanks for the opportunity.   Fran Kelly:      …

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Doorstop, Parliament House

Topics: Final parliamentary sitting week; Foreign Relations Bill; returning Australians 2/12/20 08:50AM     Simon Birmingham:     Final parliamentary sitting week of a year 2020, which has been a year unlike any other. Important priority for this week, remains the health and economic security and safety of Australians, the passage of the extension of the coronavirus…

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Interview on Channel Nine, Today on Saturday, with Richard Wilkins and Rebecca Maddern.     

Topics: Tourism Australia’s holiday gifting campaign, China’s tariffs on Australian wine. 05/12/20 09:26AM   Rebecca Maddern: Welcome back to Weekend Today. The January-December holiday period last year was worth a whopping $4.1 billion to New South Wales, $3.4 billion to Victoria but this year, obviously, things will look very, very different.   Richard Wilkins: That’s…

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