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Trade and Investment Ministers adopt 'Team Australia' approach (Ministerial) 12 Sep 2014
Australian ministers responsible for trade and investment today agreed to adopt a ‘Team Australia’ approach in both promoting our nation’s strengths to the world and in pursuing commercial opportunities.
Robb to lead 300-strong business mission to India (Ministerial) 5 Sep 2014
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will lead a major 300-strong promotional campaign and business mission to India early next year, to boost commercial ties with one of the world’s most important economies.
Robb to deepen commercial ties with India (Ministerial) 3 Sep 2014
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will visit India between 4-6 September to build trade and investment ties with one of Australia’s most promising markets.
Signature of AANZFTA Protocol (Ministerial) 27 Aug 2014
The Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, joined Ministers from ASEAN Member States and New Zealand in signing the First Protocol to Amend the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA).

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Speeches

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.
The 28th Joint Conference of ROC-Australia & Australia-Taiwan Business Councils 18 Sep 2014
Chairman Zou, Chairman Maddock, Deputy Director General Kiang, Terry King, Chairman of the Australia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce.
Opening address - Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum (Ministerial) 15 Sep 2014
Thank you for the opportunity. It is great to see the industry so well represented here today. I also welcome our friends from China, who are part of a delegation supported by Austrade.

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Latest from Austrade

CSIRO water management expertise set to boost Chilean regional economy 1 Oct 2014
Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through the CSIRO Chile Research Foundation, has been contracted to work with the Chilean Government on an integrated water management plan for the Copiapó River Basin, located in the world’s driest desert.
Conferences showcase opportunities for Australian resource companies in Africa 29 Sep 2014
The Africa Down Under conference held in Perth earlier this month and the upcoming Mining Indaba conference in South Africa are shining a spotlight on potential opportunities that exist for Australian firms in Africa’s resource sector.
Gulf countries provide rich opportunities for Australian exporters 25 Sep 2014
Australian exporters are in a prime position to benefit from emerging export opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), as the region seeks to reduce its reliance on oil and transform and modernise its economies.
Businesses invited to take part in Energy Water Food Nexus Seminar 19 Sep 2014
Australian businesses are invited to a seminar on the interconnection between energy, water and food, and their associated challenges, as part of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Business Week.

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Success Stories

Tata and BlueScope: a union of equals 18 Jun 2014
With uncertainty over the long-term future of manufacturing, the joint venture between India’s Tata Steel and Australia’s BlueScope Steel is an example of how Australian manufacturers can find new markets and new revenues overseas.
How Australia is helping to build a dairy industry in Sri Lanka one farm at a time 16 Jun 2014
Australia’s expertise in agriculture is helping Sri Lanka increase its fresh milk supply, reduce its reliance on powdered milk imports and, ultimately, become a self-sufficient dairy producer.
Australian health care provider makes inroads into Malaysia 3 Jun 2014
Perth-based company, Flex Health Group has found significant success in Malaysia’s healthcare sector after participating in an Austrade-organised trade promotion initiative. With more than 20 years of experience, first as an agency providing nursing staff, then adding nursing training and home care to their suite of services, Flex Health Group has a strong reputation for provision of health care in Australia.

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Stories of Australian achievement

  1. Reinventing the blood test
    Observing his daughter’s experiences as she endured a painful blood test followed by a long wait for results, entrepreneur John Kelly realised he’d found a process in need of an overhaul. Within 24 months he’d created a blood test that promises to revolutionise the healthcare industry worldwide.
  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. The sweet smell of success
    Australian brand Aromababy pioneered therapeutic-grade, organic skin care products for babies 20 years ago and has won fans across the world. As company prepares to launch into new markets, Aromababy founder Catherine Cervasio reflects on her significant success.
  4. Designing Culture
    Hassell’s ability to embody the freshness and energy of Australian design, combined with its understanding of the diverse physical and cultural context in which it works, has seen the leading practice grow into a global concern employing staff in 13 cities across the planet.

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