Trading Australia towards the future

Speech Location National Press Club, Canberra 17 June 2020     It is no exaggeration to say that every Australian has been affected by COVID-19 –some tragically more so than others. The OECD tells us that we are in the midst of the biggest global downturn since the Great Depression. We have weathered the storm…

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Speech, APEC Business Advisory Council

Speech, check against delivery Topics: ABAC and APEC; Engagement with Asia Pacific Region   Location Sydney   12 February 2020   Andrew Parker: Our speaker this evening, the Honourable Simon Birmingham who is our Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment. I’d also just like — before we start — to acknowledge Minister Birmingham has had to…

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Bushfire Condolence Motion

Check against delivery Parliament House, Canberra   04 February 2020   Ron Selth, Dick Lang and Clayton Lang—three South Australians, contributors to their community and much loved by their families—tragically lost their lives in this year’s fire season. Ron Selth, a 69-year-old engineer and a resident of Charlton in the Adelaide Hills, lost his life…

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Speech at Opening of Australia House

Topics: Launch of AustCham Shanghai, Australia-China trade relationship. 6 November 2019 Simon Birmingham: Well thanks so much, Jack, for that welcome, and Craig to you and the AustCham Shanghai family, and thank you for your invitation to be here with you today to mark this wonderful step forward. Brave step forward as well on the part…

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2019 Alfred Deakin Institute Oration

The new divides, a century later: 100 years after Alfred Deakin’s death, an assessment of the modern day demarcation lines as they apply across contemporary politics and global trade. Speech 24 September 2019 Introduction Niina Marni. Hello and welcome in the language of the Kaurna people from my home in the Adelaide Plains, and can…

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Speech – World Routes Aviation Conference, Adelaide

SENATOR THE HON SIMON BIRMINGHAM Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate Senator for South Australia   SPEECH World Routes Aviation Conference, Adelaide  22 September 2019   Good morning and welcome to Adelaide and my home state of South Australia.   I hope and trust you’re enjoying your stay…

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Speech – Global Heads of Mission Meeting, Canberra

SENATOR THE HON SIMON BIRMINGHAM Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate Senator for South Australia E&OE TRANSCRIPT Global Heads of Mission Meeting      Topics: Australia’s trade and economy; International Australian diplomacy and free trade agreements; export opportunities for Australian businesses; opportunities for regional Australia; diversification of…

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