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AIBS 2016: State results reflect a shared outlook for Australia’s exporters
29 Sep 2016
Official trade data for states and territories reveal the diversity of Australian regions in their engagement with the world.
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Latest from Austrade
Australian company signs tropical medicine research deal with South American partners
28 Sep 2016
An Australian biotech company has signed agreements to develop drugs for leishmaniasis and dengue fever in Colombia and Brazil, following a business mission organised by Austrade.
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Media releases
Backpacker tax changes to benefit regional Australia (Ministerial)
27 Sep 2016
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Keith Pitt MP, said proposed improvements to the way working holiday makers (backpackers) are taxed will provide confidence to regional e ...
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Media releases
New app to help Australian businesses export (Ministerial)
27 Sep 2016
The Turnbull Government is helping Aussie businesses become exporters through a new app launch today.
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Media releases
Iran trade mission to rebuild trade and investment links (Ministerial)
26 Sep 2016
This week I will lead a business mission to Iran to begin rebuilding Australia’s commercial relationship with one of the Middle East’s biggest economies.
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Economic analysis
Trade Winds
23 Sep 2016
This week’s readings focus on innovation in the transport, manufacturing and retail sectors, and the importance of internationalisation to innovators.
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Success stories
Australian startup spearheads mobile location services
23 Sep 2016
Bluedot Innovation’s mobile platform is advancing location-based services, payments and mobile commerce.
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Media releases
PNG Trade Minister Maru visits Queensland (Ministerial)
21 Sep 2016
Mutually beneficial trade and investment opportunities between Central Queensland and Papua New Guinea were explored during a visit by Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Trade Commerce and Industry, the ...
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Media releases
Hong Kong visit to highlight services and investment opportunities (Ministerial)
19 Sep 2016
I am visiting Hong Kong this week to meet senior government officials and investors.
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Latest from Austrade
Next stop InnoTrans 2016, the world’s leading rail conference in Berlin
19 Sep 2016
Australian rail expertise spanning the entire supply chain will be showcased at the world’s leading rail conference, InnoTrans 2016, held in Berlin, Germany from 20-23 September.
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Economic analysis
Trade Winds
16 Sep 2016
This week’s articles cover a wide range of topics and include the latest edition of regular publications: DFAT’s Business Envoy, the RBA Bulletin, and Efic’s World Risk developments.
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Investor Update
UNSW–China research partnership to transform electricity transmission
16 Sep 2016
Shanghai Stock Exchange–listed Hangzhou Cable Co. and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have opened the UNSW and Hangzhou Cable Joint Laboratory in Sydney.
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Australia Unlimited feature
How Game of Thrones' Emmy-award-winning battle scene was made
16 Sep 2016
Iloura won its first Emmy this week for their work on Game of Thrones season six on the episode – “Battle of the Bastards”. The story breaks down the time and effort taken to create the 20 minute batt ...
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Economic analysis
AIBS 2016: Optimism trumps uncertainty across key business surveys
16 Sep 2016
Although it is one of the largest surveys of internationally-active businesses in Australia with over 900 respondents, AIBS is only one of a number of regular Australian surveys of international busin ...
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Media releases
Millions of Chinese need Australian health and aged care skills (Ministerial)
15 Sep 2016
Today I launch the report Health and Aged Care Industry in China: A Guide for Australian Business, which outlines the key opportunities emerging from our biggest trading partner.
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Media releases
Assistant Minister for Tourism attends AACB Conference (Ministerial)
9 Sep 2016
Promoting Australia as a key business event destination was high on the agenda at the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) staff conference in Brisbane yesterday.
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Economic analysis
AIBS 2016: Engagement with e-commerce
9 Sep 2016
In the week that Austrade announced an important new agreement with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, I thought it might be interesting to take a quick look at some of our AIBS 2016 results on e-comme ...
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Australia Unlimited feature
How Appster makes ideas reality
8 Sep 2016
Appster helps other startups bring their ideas to market. Founded in Melbourne in late 2011 with just A$3,000, the company has grown from 11 local employees to a staff of 350 staff in Australia, India ...
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Media releases
ChAFTA rocks Western Australia lobster industry (Ministerial)
7 Sep 2016
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Keith Pitt today visited the world’s biggest exporter of rock lobster, based in Western Australia, to discuss opportunities arising from ...
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Economic analysis
Australia’s outward direct investment
7 Sep 2016
This post takes a look at what Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data can tell us about Australia’s outward foreign direct investment (FDI).
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