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Realising the potential of tourism in Northern Australia (Ministerial)
29 Feb 2016Tourism
Northern Australia has some of our most iconic and spectacular tourist attractions – its remoteness, ruggedness and sheer beauty are unique and places such as Kakadu National Park and Kimberley Gorge ...
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Australian Government looks to Shanghai for next landing pad (Ministerial)
26 Feb 2016
The Australian Government intends to establish a landing pad in Shanghai, China’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, to help our innovators access talent and opportunities globally.
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Cuba
Robb to lead historic mission to Cuba (Special Envoy for Trade)
23 Feb 2016
In a historic chapter of the Australia-Cuba bilateral relationship, Special Envoy for Trade Andrew Robb will lead Australia’s first ever business mission to Cuba this week.
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VDL sale approval a common sense decision by the Treasurer (Ministerial)
23 Feb 2016
I welcome today’s decision by the Foreign Investment Review Board to approve the sale of the Van Diemen’s Land Company (VDL) to Moon Lake Investments.
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United States of America
AUSBW will help build future growth in the US market (Ministerial)
21 Feb 2016
Tourism is a major contributor to the Australian economy – it’s one of five key “super-growth” sectors for the next decade and is currently supporting around a million jobs, or one in 12 workers in Au ...
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Aussie start-ups touch down in San Francisco (Ministerial)
19 Feb 2016
Minister for Trade and Investment, Steven Ciobo, Assistant Minister for Innovation, Wyatt Roy, and Special Envoy for Trade, Andrew Robb, today officially launched the Australian Government’s first Lan ...
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Growth strategies on the agenda as Tourism Ministers meet in Perth (Ministerial)
19 Feb 2016
Today in Perth I will be chairing the 68th Tourism Ministers’ Meeting, bringing together Tourism Ministers from state and territory governments, and representatives from New Zealand, to discuss ways i ...
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Improving tourism infrastructure in Victoria (Ministerial)
18 Feb 2016
The Melbourne Cricket Ground will receive an infrastructure upgrade as part of the latest round of the Federal Government’s Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure programme (TDDI).
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$1 million funding boost for SA tourism infrastructure (Ministerial)
17 Feb 2016
South Australian tourism projects will receive a $1 million funding boost in the latest round of the Australian Government’s Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure programme (TDDI).
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United States of America
Taking the lead for Australia United States Business Week (AUSBW) (Ministerial)
15 Feb 2016
ICT | Health and Medical | Tourism
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will lead a business delegation to the United States today to launch the inaugural Australia United States Business Week (AUSBW), a program that will visit si ...
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Triabunna fish by-product plant opens (Ministerial)
15 Feb 2016
A brand new $8.82 million fish by-product processing plant with the capability to process up to 20,000 tonnes of fish by-product per year has opened at Triabunna.
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Biggest English lesson in the world at Bondi Beach (Ministerial)
12 Feb 2016
Iconic Bondi Beach today plays host to the Biggest English Lesson in the World, where over 3000 international students are taking part in a one-hour, outdoor live English lesson in an attempt to set a ...
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Building better tourism businesses in Queensland (Ministerial)
9 Feb 2016
The Australian Government will provide $670,450 for training and development projects to help Queensland tourism businesses flourish and grow.
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China
Welcome to Chinese visitors celebrating Lunar New Year (Ministerial)
8 Feb 2016
Australia offers a warm welcome to the thousands of Chinese tourists coming to our shores to celebrate Lunar New Year – a key event on the Chinese calendar.
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Robb Signs historic Trans Pacific Trade Pact (TPP) in New Zealand (Ministerial)
5 Feb 2016
The historic Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – which will see the elimination of 98 per cent of tariffs among 12 countries – was formally signed today in New Zealand by the Minister for Trad ...
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Congratulations to winners of 2015 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards (Ministerial)
5 Feb 2016
In celebration of a record breaking year for our tourism industry, I am pleased to congratulate the 26 winners who have been honoured at the industry’s premier awards event, the Australian Tourism Awa ...
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China
Lunar New Year to bring stellar returns for Australian Tourism (Ministerial)
5 Feb 2016
Measures to boost ties with Australia’s most valuable tourism market will pay dividends when Chinese or Lunar New Year brings a flood of visitors from 8 February.
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China
Robb to lead Australia Week in China Business Mission (Ministerial)
3 Feb 2016
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb today called for business leaders to join what is expected to be Australia’s largest-ever trade mission to China between 11-15 April.
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Another bumper year for Australian international education (Ministerial)
3 Feb 2016
Our international education sector is thriving with preliminary data today showing export income from education services was $19.65 billion in 2015 – an increase of 11.5 per cent since 2014 – accordin ...
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China
Call for tourism and education leaders to join Australia Week in China 2016 (Ministerial)
3 Feb 2016
Registrations are open to join Australia Week in China (AWIC) 2016, providing the opportunity to build trade and investment links with Australia’s fastest growing tourism market and largest internatio ...
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