The Hon. Dame Margaret Guilfoyle AC DBE

Date: Thursday, 19 November 2020 I am saddened to learn of the passing of Dame Margaret Guilfoyle AC DBE, a trailblazer who served as Australia’s first female Cabinet Minister with portfolio and was also a previous Minister for Finance. Elected in 1971, Dame Margaret spent 16 years in the Australian Parliament and served as Minister for…

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Exploring Australia’s hydrogen future with Germany

SENATOR THE HON SIMON BIRMINGHAM MINISTER FOR FINANCE MINISTER FOR TRADE, TOURISM AND INVESTMENT LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SENATE   THE HON ANGUS TAYLOR MP MINISTER FOR ENERGY AND EMISSIONS REDUCTION   THE HON KEITH PITT MP MINISTER FOR RESOURCES, WATER AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIA MEDIA RELEASE Thursday, 19 November 2020 EXPLORING AUSTRALIA’S HYDROGEN…

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Press Conference, Parliament House

TRANSCRIPT Press Conference Topics: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership; 15/11/20 12:49PM   Simon Birmingham:    This afternoon, I look forward to signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement on behalf of Australia, together with the Prime Minister. This is a huge accomplishment, especially for the ASEAN nations. The 10 nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations…

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Australia Post

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham Minister for Finance Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Leader of the Government in the Senate Senator for South Australia The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP Minister for Communications and the Arts Federal Member for Bradfield Date: Monday, 2 November 2020 We acknowledge that the Australia Post Board has…

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Appointment as Minister for Finance

STATEMENT 30 October 2020   Appointment as Minister for Finance   I thank the Prime Minister for entrusting me with the responsibility of serving as Australia’s new Minister for Finance and as the Leader of the Government in the Senate.   The world faces the largest global economic crisis since the Great Depression. My first…

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Songlines exhibition to join UK/Australia Season

Joint media release Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Women Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts 27 October 2020 The National Museum of Australia’s Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition will tour to The…

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Australia to host virtual WTO ministerial meeting

27 October 2020   Australia will tonight host a virtual meeting of 22 World Trade Organization (WTO) ministers, to drive negotiations of global rules on fisheries subsidies and discuss the role of the WTO in contributing to the global economic recovery from COVID-19.   Federal Trade Minister Simon Birmingham, who will chair the meeting, said…

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