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Aussies loving a holiday at home (Ministerial)
21 Dec 2016
Australians are loving a holiday at home and are voting with their wallets with spending by domestic tourists hitting an all-time high of $59.8 billion in the last year.
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Tourism retains super growth status (Ministerial)
21 Dec 2016
The tourism industry retains its super growth status with the sector growing more than three times as fast as the rest of the economy for the 2015-16 year, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) T ...
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One year on, China-Australia FTA delivers for Australia (Ministerial)
19 Dec 2016
Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the ground-breaking China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). For the past year ChAFTA has given Australian businesses a competitive advantage that is driv ...
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Visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories (Ministerial)
16 Dec 2016
I will lead the Australian delegation to the Australia Israel UK Leadership Dialogue this weekend.
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Australia's screen production expertise highlighted in new report (Ministerial)
15 Dec 2016
Today I launch the Australian Screen Production Industry Capability Report, which demonstrates the talent and expertise of the Australian screen industry to potential international partners and invest ...
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Australia hosts trade facilitation dialogue (Ministerial)
14 Dec 2016
The WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement has the potential to reduce the costs of trading goods by 10 per cent for OECD countries, and up to 14 per cent for low-income countries, the Assistant Minister ...
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New tourism investment takes South Australia through the roof (Ministerial)
13 Dec 2016
Assistant Minister for Trade Tourism and Investment Keith Pitt today visited Adelaide Oval RoofClimb, one of the city’s newest and most spectacular tourist attractions.
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Tobruk due to arrive at the Port of Bundaberg (Ministerial)
13 Dec 2016
The Royal Australian Navy's ex-HMAS Tobruk is expected to arrive at the Port of Bundaberg between 2pm and 3pm on Wednesday 14 December 2016, subject to weather.
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Supporting growth and sustainable tourism is second nature (Ministerial)
13 Dec 2016
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Keith Pitt will visit the Belair National Park near Adelaide today as the Government examines new ways to promote Australia's natural beauty.
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KAFTA continues to deliver at the two year mark (Ministerial)
12 Dec 2016
Today marks the second anniversary of the entry into force of Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA). KAFTA is delivering strong trade results across a broad range of sectors in Australia, and ...
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G'Day USA 2017 (Ministerial)
9 Dec 2016
Today we are pleased to launch the 2017 G'Day USA program, the premiere public, cultural and economic diplomacy initiative promoting Australia in the United States.
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Boeing lands award-winning benefits for Australia (Ministerial)
7 Dec 2016
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Keith Pitt visited Boeing's advanced manufacturing facility at Fishermans Bend in Melbourne yesterday to congratulate the company for their success ...
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North Asian tourists driving economic growth (Ministerial)
7 Dec 2016
Today I release the latest International Visitor Survey which shows growth across key Asian markets has resulted in a $12.3 billion contribution to the Australian economy in the last year.
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Indonesia Trade Negotiations (Ministerial)
6 Dec 2016
This week I am visiting Indonesia to advance negotiations on the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA).
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Benefits of North Asia FTAs to be explained in Shepparton (Ministerial)
5 Dec 2016
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Keith Pitt, will host a seminar in Shepparton on Wednesday to help local businesses make the most of Australia’s free trade agreements (FTAs) with ...
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Ex-HMAS Tobruk (II) to become Queensland dive wreck (Ministerial)
2 Dec 2016
Ex-HMAS Tobruk will continue to serve Australia — now as a tourist destination — when it is scuttled off the coast between Bundaberg and Hervey Bay as a dive wreck.
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Chinese seafood buyers cast their net to Australia in search of premium catch
25 Nov 2016
A delegation of Chinese seafood buyers is visiting Australia until 30 November to gain first-hand knowledge of the processing systems of some of the key seafood supply regions in the country.
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Queensland winners at the 2016 Australian Export Awards
25 Nov 2016
Three Queensland companies won national awards at last night’s 54th Australian Export Awards, hosted by Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo in Brisbane.
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Tasmanian winner at the 54th Australian Export Awards
25 Nov 2016
Tasmanian company Australian Honey Products won a national award at last night’s 54th Australian Export Awards, hosted by Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo in Brisbane.
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NSW winners at the 2016 Australian Export Awards
25 Nov 2016
Two NSW companies won national awards at last night’s 54th Australian Export Awards, hosted by Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo in Brisbane.
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