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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to promote international business links (Ministerial) 24 Oct 2014
Trade and Investment Minister, Andrew Robb AO MP, today launched the Match Australia sports business program to promote trade, investment, tourism and international education during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Premium Investor Visa to promote innovation (Ministerial) 17 Oct 2014
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb said that direct investment in residential real estate would not be a complying investment under the government’s proposed new Premium Investor Visa (PIV).
Enhancing Significant Investor Visa programme (Ministerial) 15 Oct 2014
The Government will expand and improve the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) programme as part of its broader competitiveness agenda. At present, SIVs are available for applicants having an eligible investment in Australia of A$5 million, for a minimum of four years.
Scholarship for women in international business (Ministerial) 14 Oct 2014
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb today announced the opening of nominations for the 2015 Beryl Wilson Austrade Scholarship for Women in International Business.

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Speeches

International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) (Ministerial) 25 Sep 2014
It’s great to be here tonight talking about mining and resources, something that has been so important in the development of both Victoria and Australia.
Ministerial Statement on Investment (Ministerial) 23 Sep 2014
I’m pleased to present and table the inaugural annual Investment Statement to the Parliament. This delivers on a commitment the Coalition made at the 2013 Federal Election.
The 28th Joint Conference of ROC-Australia & Australia-Taiwan Business Councils 18 Sep 2014
Chairman Zou, Chairman Maddock, Deputy Director General Kiang, Terry King, Chairman of the Australia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce.
Opening address - Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum (Ministerial) 15 Sep 2014
Thank you for the opportunity. It is great to see the industry so well represented here today. I also welcome our friends from China, who are part of a delegation supported by Austrade.

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Latest from Austrade

Australian Government launches Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda 15 Oct 2014
The Australian Government has released the Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda (Agenda) to strengthen Australia’s competitiveness.
Global business needs local opinions: Australia’s International Business Survey 2014/15 now open 13 Oct 2014
Following the success of last year's Australia's International Business Survey (AIBS), Australia's largest survey into export behaviour in Australia has again been launched.
Australia shines at boutique winemaker’s challenge 10 Oct 2014
Australian winemakers have excelled at this year’s 6 Nations Challenge winning multiple accolades across a number of categories.
Atomo Diagnostics develops platform for rapid blood tests 9 Oct 2014
Australian medical device company Atomo Diagnostics has developed an integrated rapid blood test platform able to test for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and malaria.

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Success Stories

Conserving the world’s most precious resource 18 Aug 2014
Australian purification technology powered by the sun is producing clean drinking water, changing communities and saving lives in Bangladesh.
Tata and BlueScope: a union of equals 18 Jun 2014
With uncertainty over the long-term future of manufacturing, the joint venture between India’s Tata Steel and Australia’s BlueScope Steel is an example of how Australian manufacturers can find new markets and new revenues overseas.
How Australia is helping to build a dairy industry in Sri Lanka one farm at a time 16 Jun 2014
Australia’s expertise in agriculture is helping Sri Lanka increase its fresh milk supply, reduce its reliance on powdered milk imports and, ultimately, become a self-sufficient dairy producer.

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Stories of Australian achievement

  1. Bill Granger: the breakfast’s champion
    Over the last quarter century Bill Granger has built a successful, globe-spanning culinary empire while introducing the world to the joys of modern Australian cuisine and casual dining. It’s not a bad record of achievement for a self-taught cook who never planned to go into the food business.
  2. Eyenaemia: the selfie that could save lives
    Australian medical students Jennifer Tang and Jarrel Seah’s innovative app for detecting anaemia beat entries from 33,000 students across the globe to take out Microsoft’s 2014 Imagine Cup. Their visionary solution is building a stronger bridge between medicine and technology which could change the lives of millions across the globe.
  3. How Aussie cafes conquered the world
    It’s been a spectacular ascent for the Australian café, a culinary institution that only emerged in Australia a quarter of a century ago. Specialising in a meal that was once rarely consumed outside the home, the Australian café is becoming a ubiquitous presence around the world.
  4. Reinventing the blood test
    Observing his daughter’s experiences as she endured a painful blood test followed by a long wait for results, entrepreneur John Kelly realised he’d found a process in need of an overhaul. Within 24 months he’d created a blood test that promises to revolutionise the healthcare industry worldwide.

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