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Education and business lead Asian Century initiatives (Ministerial)
19 Dec 2012Education and Training
The Australian Government has today unveiled details of early initiatives for deeper engagement with Asia arising out of the White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century.
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Exporters to harness the power of Australia’s nation brand
4 Dec 2012
The Brand Australia Program today announced a new partnership with the Export Council of Australia to trade on Australia’s status as one of the world’s most popular nations.
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New CEO for Austrade (Ministerial)
30 Nov 2012
Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emerson today announced the appointment of Bruce Gosper as the next Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade).
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2012 Prime Minister's Australian Exporter of the Year Awards (Prime Minister)
28 Nov 2012
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has named Queensland premium auto manufacturer PWR Performance Products as the 2012 Australian Exporter of the Year.
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Australian Export Awards celebrate 50 years of innovation (Ministerial)
28 Nov 2012
The 2012 Australian Export Awards mark half a century of exporting success, showcasing the innovation and skills that would secure Australia's future in the Asian Century, Trade and Competitiveness Mi ...
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NSW companies honoured for export success
28 Nov 2012
Six NSW firms won awards at last night’s 50th Australian Export Awards, hosted in Canberra by Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emerson.
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Queensland companies honoured for export success
28 Nov 2012
Four Queensland firms won accolades including the Prime Minister’s Exporter of the Year Award at last night’s 50th Australian Export Awards, hosted in Canberra by Trade and Competitiveness Minister Cr ...
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Tasmanian company honoured for export success
28 Nov 2012
Tasmania’s Walnuts Australia, was named Emerging Exporter Award at last night’s 50th Australian Export Awards, hosted in Canberra by Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emerson.
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Victorian manufacturer honoured for export success
28 Nov 2012
Victorian company, ANCA, won the Large Advanced Manufacturer award at last night’s 50th Australian Export Awards, hosted in Canberra by Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emerson.
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Digital pioneers build unlimited app’etite for Australian innovation
19 Nov 2012
From Google Australia’s Hurricane Sandy Crisis Response Team to start-ups like online shoe retailer Shoes of Prey, and music-based social network, Swarm.Fm, Australia’s digital pioneers are celebrated ...
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Export Awards turn 50 as Australia embraces Asian Century (Ministerial)
18 Nov 2012
The diversity of finalists for the 50th anniversary of the Australian Export Awards reflected the country's growing trade and investment links with Asia, Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emers ...
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Austrade Craig Senger Scholarship honours dedicated public servant
14 Nov 2012
Austrade will continue to honour the memory of Craig Senger by funding a scholarship in his name at Monash University for another three years.
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Burkina Faso | Ghana
Austrade Mining Mission to West Africa (Ministerial)
13 Nov 2012
Australian businesses will explore trade and investment opportunities in West Africa during an Austrade-led mining mission to Ghana and Burkina Faso that starts today.
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Asian Century White Paper implementation plan (Ministerial)
3 Nov 2012
An implementation plan and team have been established for the Asian Century White Paper, including business experts to advise the Government.
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Australia to pursue free trade area of the Asia-Pacific (Ministerial)
28 Oct 2012
The Gillard Government will position Australia as a connecting rod between Latin America and Asia in pursuit of a free trade area of the Asia-Pacific.
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Asian Century grants scheme to fund business development (Ministerial)
28 Oct 2012
Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emerson today announced a $6 million grants scheme to boost business organisations' links into Asia.
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Australia to devote more trade and investment resources to Asia (Ministerial)
28 Oct 2012
Australia is rising to the Asian Century challenge by devoting more of its diplomatic and commercial resources to the region, Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emerson said today.
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Australia In The Asian Century White Paper: Australia's Roadmap For Navigating The Asian Century (Prime Minister)
28 Oct 2012
Prime Minister Julia Gillard today released the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper, a roadmap showing how Australia can be a winner in the Asian century.
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Export grants redirected to emerging and frontier markets
24 Oct 2012
The Australian Government is changing the Export Market Development Grants scheme to reflect trade and Budget priorities.
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Australia moves to second spot on international reputation charts
10 Oct 2012
Australia’s international reputation is now one of the world’s strongest, according to the Reputation Institute’s annual CountryRepTrak survey, making Australian exports and investment opportunities m ...
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