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Tourism businesses' contribution to GDP strengthens (Ministerial)
25 Jul 2016
The contribution of the tourism industry to Australia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased by almost 18 per cent, highlighting the importance of the sector to Australia's transitioning economy ...
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New Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Ministerial)
21 Jul 2016
I welcome and congratulate Frances Adamson on her appointment as the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
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Appointment as Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment (Ministerial)
19 Jul 2016
I am honoured to have been sworn in as Australia's Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.
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China
New opportunities in China for Australian dairy technology and services
6 Jun 2016
Dairy
A delegation of leading Australian dairy services and technology businesses is exploring opportunities for collaboration and growth in the rapidly expanding Chinese dairy market.
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Australia steps up on international education (Ministerial)
30 Apr 2016
Education and Training
Today we launch three important strategies to underpin Australia’s international education sector, which is one of our largest services export industries and was worth more than $19 billion to the Aus ...
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Australia’s international education sector worth more than previously estimated (Ministerial)
29 Apr 2016
Education and Training
The Turnbull Government has released today a new landmark report by Deloitte Access Economics, The Value of International Education to Australia, which reveals the sector contributes $1 billion more t ...
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Flinders Island 'safe harbour' project awarded $40,000 Tourism Infrastructure grant (Ministerial)
22 Apr 2016
Tourism
The Minister for Tourism and International Education, Senator Richard Colbeck and the Member for Bass, Andrew Nikolic, today announced a $40,000 grant under the Federal Government’s Tourism Demand Dri ...
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Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trail to receive additional Federal funds for new tracks (Ministerial)
22 Apr 2016
Tourism
The Minister for Tourism and International Education, Senator Richard Colbeck, and the Member for Bass, Andrew Nikolic, today announced $42,000 funding for the further development of the Blue Derby Mo ...
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Hobart Airport runway extension set to welcome more visitors to Tasmania (Ministerial)
22 Apr 2016
Tourism
A landmark proposal to extend Hobart Airport’s runway has been approved by the Australian Government.
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Strengthening Bruny Island’s world-class tourism offerings (Ministerial)
21 Apr 2016
Tourism
The Minister for Tourism and International Education, Senator Richard Colbeck, today announced funding to help meet increasing visitor demand on Bruny Island.
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Tasmania to embrace international cricket (Ministerial)
20 Apr 2016
Tourism
Tasmanians have an exciting opportunity to experience Test cricket when South Africa makes their first appearance in Tasmania later this year.
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China
Australia forges stronger tourism ties with China (Ministerial)
14 Apr 2016
Tourism
Today, alongside the Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration, Chairman Li Jinzao, we signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on tourism cooperation between Australia and the ...
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China
New Memorandum of Understanding with Air China will continue to drive growth (Ministerial)
14 Apr 2016
Tourism
The signing of a $6 million agreement between Tourism Australia and China’s national carrier, Air China, will see the parties continue their joint marketing activities promoting Australia to Chinese t ...
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China
Innovative tourism marketing helps drive growth in Australia's tourism industry (Ministerial)
14 Apr 2016
Tourism
As part of Australia Week in China, today I attended the launch by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Tourism Australia’s new-look consumer website for the Chinese market australia.cn
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China
Tourism Australia Aquatic and Coastal campaign launches in China (Ministerial)
13 Apr 2016
Tourism
Tonight I will be launching Tourism Australia’s new Aquatic and Coastal campaign in China which will promote Australia’s iconic, world-class aquatic and coastal attractions to our fastest growing tour ...
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China
Australia Week in China (Ministerial)
11 Apr 2016
Australia’s largest ever trade mission – Australia Week in China 2016 (AWIC) – will drive export sales and investment into Australia, creating local jobs and driving economic growth.
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Statement regarding the review of taxation arrangements for Working Holiday Makers (Ministerial)
8 Apr 2016
Tourism
On 16 March 2016 the Government announced that it would conduct a review of the 2015 Budget measure on tax arrangements for visitors on Working Holiday Maker (WHM) visas due to significant industry co ...
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China
Australia Week in China 2016 explores new frontiers in education and tourism (Ministerial)
8 Apr 2016
Tourism
China is an extremely important market for Australia – it is our largest source of international students and our highest-spending tourism market with both sectors experiencing strong growth.
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China
Australia Week - Australia's largest ever trade mission (Ministerial)
4 Apr 2016
I am delighted to announce Australia Week in China will be Australia's largest ever trade mission. More than 1000 Australian business leaders, mostly from small and medium enterprises, will make up th ...
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Japan
More tariff cuts under Japan FTA (Ministerial)
1 Apr 2016
Australian businesses are continuing to reap the benefits of the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) with a third round of tariffs cuts occurring today.
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