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Baby boomer women trading with China 19 Mar 2015
Australia’s female international entrepreneurs are predominantly baby boomers with a thirst for international growth, according to the second report from a five-year joint study by Women in Global Business (WIGB) and the University of Melbourne.
Business Dialogue strengthens commercial ties with Vietnam 17 Mar 2015
The Prime Minister of Vietnam, His Excellency Nguyen Tan Dung, and 12 senior ministers from his Government today attended a major summit with Australian business leaders in Sydney.
Robb welcomes JBS-Primo deal approval (Ministerial) 5 Mar 2015
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb has welcomed the conditional approval by Treasurer Joe Hockey of JBS Australia’s $A1.45 billion acquisition of Australian Consolidated Food Holdings (Primo).
Productivity Commission review into barriers to growth in Australian services exports (Ministerial) 4 Mar 2015
Today the Treasurer, Joe Hockey, and the Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, announced a Productivity Commission review that will aim to boost Australia's services exports.

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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

Second round of tariff cuts delivers dividends for Australian exports to Japan 2 Apr 2015
The second round of tariff cuts under the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) came into force on 1 April 2015, strengthening Australia’s competitive advantage in a wide range of sectors.
Enhancing trade opportunities with the Solomon Islands 27 Mar 2015
Austrade is working closely with the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council (APIBC) on two initiatives aimed at highlighting the trade opportunities with Australia's South Pacific neighbour - Solomon Islands.
Showcasing Australian expertise at Chile’s premier mining convention 24 Mar 2015
Australia is the first-ever Guest Nation at Exponor 2015, giving Australian mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies an invaluable opportunity to promote their products and services at Chile’s leading mining event, held in Antofagasta in May.
Australian wines the toast of Korea 18 Mar 2015
A recent masterclass on Australian wine, attended by more than 100 Korean wine industry representatives, was designed to improve awareness of and increase export opportunities for Australian winemakers and companies in South Korea.

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Success Stories

Australian science shines for Pfizer 13 Mar 2015
A new collaboration with Australia's Monash University is the latest of many partnerships between global biopharmaceutical company Pfizer and Australian research institutes.
Exporting best practice road solutions to India 13 Mar 2015
VicRoads is exporting its best practice road strategies globally, helping countries like India improve their road safety.
AUSTREX helps to build Pakistan’s dairy industry 6 Mar 2015
A partnership between Australian Rural Exports (AUSTREX) and DairyCare Pakistan is providing high quality livestock and genetics to Pakistani dairy farmers, bolstering food security and helping with building an industry.

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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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