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Other trade-related media releases are available from the Minister for Trade and Investment, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC).

Media Releases

Philippines
Infrastructure and APEC focus of Robb's Philippines visit (Ministerial) 21 May 2015
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb has returned to the Philippines this week with a business delegation focussed on infrastructure before joining counterparts in Boracay for APEC (Asia-Pacific ...
Papua New Guinea
Robb to promote trade and investment in PNG (Ministerial) 17 May 2015
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will visit Papua New Guinea between 17-20 May to promote further commercial engagement and two-way investment in areas such as resources and energy, infrastru ...
Final complying investment design for the Significant and Premium Investor Visas: Measures will promote investment and innovation (Ministerial) 15 May 2015
New investment in innovative Australian ideas and emerging companies will be encouraged as part of enhanced Significant Investment Visa (SIV) and new Premium Investor Visa (PIV) complying investment f ...
2015 Budget continues Government’s support for tourism (Ministerial) 12 May 2015
The 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians.
$18 million to boost ‘Australia Week’ events in key overseas markets (Ministerial) 12 May 2015
The 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians. Measures contained in the 2015-16 Budget will provide $18 million for a ...
$25 million to help businesses boost exports (Ministerial) 12 May 2015
The 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians. The Government is committed to ensuring that Australian businesses full ...
$53 million to attract vital new investment to create jobs (Ministerial) 12 May 2015
The 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians.
$15.4 million to support tropical research under Northern Australia growth plan (Ministerial) 10 May 2015
Australia’s position as a global leader in tropical health will be further bolstered by a $15.4 million funding injection as part of the Abbott Government’s plans to support the development of Norther ...
Tasmania
Government funding boost for Tasmanian tourism (Ministerial) 8 May 2015
A range of tourism projects worth almost $800,000 will receive funding designed to boost tourism infrastructure in Tasmania.
Ministers maintain focus on developing quality investment pipelines (Ministerial) 8 May 2015
Australian ministers responsible for trade and investment today resolved to maintain a focus on developing high quality pipelines of Australian investment opportunities across areas of national priori ...
Robb launches awards to recognise Australia’s best exporters (Ministerial) 5 May 2015
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb today launched the 53rd Australian Export Awards for 2015. Mr Robb said the state and territory awards open successively from today, with those winners pr ...
United States of America
Houston Consulate-General open for business (Ministerial) 4 May 2015
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb today announced the Australian Consulate-General in Houston, Texas is open for business.
China
Chinese agribusiness firms in Queensland for Beef Australia 30 Apr 2015Meat
Representatives from some of China’s biggest beef and agribusiness companies will arrive in Queensland this week for meetings focused on trade, investment and cooperation with the local beef industry.
Polish aerospace delegation lands in Australia 23 Apr 2015Aerospace
Representatives from one of Europe’s leading aerospace regions are touring Australia this week to build links with Australian industry.
Shaping the future of international education 17 Apr 2015Education and Training
Austrade, the Australian Government’s international education promotion agency, is holding a series of open workshops across Australia seeking input on future directions for Australia’s international ...
China
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 Bus ...
Vietnam
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 (Prim ...
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.
New Business Envoy launched to share market insights with Australian business (Ministerial) 4 Mar 2015
The first edition of Business Envoy – a novel publication that shares market insights from DFAT’s global diplomatic network – is now available to Australian businesses.

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