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Promoting Australian business ties with the United States (Parliamentary Secretary) 4 Feb 2015
The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade and Investment, Steven Ciobo, will visit Texas and Louisiana between 4-8 February to promote Australian resource capability and foster economic ties with the South Eastern United States.
Chasing the future on Australia Day (Ministerial) 21 Jan 2015
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb today welcomed an international campaign promoting the achievements of young Australians and the power of the nation’s education system to shape a career.
Robb: Japan FTA creates a world of opportunity (Ministerial) 15 Jan 2015
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb is encouraging businesses to explore potential export opportunities with Japan, as the Free Trade Agreement with Australia’s second-largest trading partner commences today.
Joint Statement on the entry into force of the agreement between Japan and Australia for an economic partnership (Prime Minister) 15 Jan 2015
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warmly welcome the entry into force on 15 January 2015 of the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA).

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Speeches

City of Sydney Luncheon – Future Asia Business 24 Feb 2015
Austrade CEO Bruce Gosper Speech - City of Sydney Luncheon – Future Asia Business on Tuesday 24 February 2015
EU Economic & Commercial Counsellors and Chambers of Commerce 4 Dec 2014
Austrade CEO Bruce Gosper Speech - EU Economic & Commercial Counsellors and Chambers of Commerce on Thursday 4 December 2014
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.

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Latest from Austrade

Australia puts on a show for Japan’s sporting officials 25 Feb 2015
A recent Japanese delegation to Australia has highlighted opportunities for Australian major event firms as Japan prepares to host two global sporting events.
Australian dairy products find success in China 18 Feb 2015
Australia’s Freedom Foods Group has launched ‘Australia’s Own Kid’s Milk’, its first branded retail food product for the Chinese market, in China and Australia.
Malaysia seeks Australian oil and gas expertise  11 Feb 2015
Malaysia’s oil and gas sector is looking to improve productivity, reduce costs and upskill its workforce, opening up a multitude of business and collaboration opportunities for Australian mining companies and education providers.
Focus on mine health and safety opens up METS opportunities in Peru 9 Feb 2015
Australian mining equipment, technology and services are in demand in Peru as the country looks to address mine safety concerns.

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Success Stories

The Australian way to store grain in India 16 Feb 2015
Silo Bags, a safe and economical way to store grain, are being successfully used by farmers across many parts of India.
US technology firm DocuSign selects Australia to launch into Asia-Pacific 19 Jan 2015
Just a year after opening its first office in Australia, United States-based technology company, DocuSign Inc. (DocuSign®) has experienced rapid growth. Strong demand for its Digital Transaction Management (DTM) services and industry-leading eSignature solution has enabled the Australian office to become its base for expansion across Asia-Pacific.
Helping India to showcase its heritage to a growing tourism market 24 Dec 2014
Australian Sue Hodges has developed an unusual and highly successful business: she creates and manages heritage projects around the world, including India.

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Stories of Australian achievement

  1. Artisan flavours from Australia’s Sunshine Coast
    The natural beauty and laid back lifestyle of the Sunshine Coast has made the region attractive not only to local and international visitors but to cutting edge businesses keen to export their clean green produce around the globe.
  2. Technology the canvas, story the art
    The Spinifex Group are exemplars of an Australian company with a ‘born global’ philosophy. Niche, scalable, and with a highly specialised service offering, they have positioned themselves to capture international opportunities from day one — winning central roles on the world’s greatest creative stages along the way.
  3. 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.
  4. Australia’s rich sub tropics on a plate
    Mount Warning rises above Cape Byron, Australia’s most easterly point. Clad in sub-tropical rainforest and known as Wollumbin to the local aboriginal people, this extinct volcano is responsible for the deep, rich, chocolate brown soil that makes the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales such a lush blend of verdant farmland and bountiful seas. From this region comes premium products that are sent across Australia and exported around the world.

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