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Economic analysis
Australia’s export performance in 2015-16
13 Jan 2017
This post takes a (slightly belated) look at how Australia’s exports fared over the last financial year (2015-16 or FY2016).
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Australia Unlimited feature
Stashd: a one-stop shopping app for global fashion
12 Jan 2017
24 year-old Jessica Wilson has developed a smartphone app that connects users with high-quality fashion brands and stores from around the world in one app.
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Media releases
Brisbane to host Dreamtime 2017 (Ministerial)
10 Jan 2017
Today I announce that Tourism Australia’s signature business showcase event, Dreamtime, will be held in Brisbane for the first time in 2017.
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Success stories
UQ – taking a lead on educating Asia
6 Jan 2017
The University of Queensland (UQ) creates change in the world through its global reach in education, research and translation. As one of the world’s top 50 universities, it is not surprising that 12,0 ...
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Success stories
The sweet fruits of exporting
6 Jan 2017
Manbulloo Mangoes Managing Director Marie Piccone has spent the last decade building a mango empire. Thanks to her horticultural background, talented team, hard work and innovation, Manbulloo now has ...
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Success stories
Aussies take a bite of the Japanese market
6 Jan 2017
Businesses are often founded on the simplest of ideas. This is true for entrepreneur James Scott who, within seven years, has turned his snack habits – and the germ of an idea – into a multimillion-do ...
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Success stories
Golden North ice-cream hits the sweet spot in China
6 Jan 2017
Dating back to the 1880s, Golden North is part of South Australia’s history and has become its favourite household ice-cream. Made in rural and picturesque Laura, 230 kilometres north of Adelaide, Gol ...
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Success stories
Rock lobsters the catch of the day
6 Jan 2017
Founded in the 1950s by a small group of lobster fishermen, the Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative in Western Australia is now the largest rock lobster exporter in the world with a membership of 200 f ...
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Success stories
Flametree Wines gets a good taste of China
6 Jan 2017
Flametree Wines may be considered a young and small winery, but having won the prestigious Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, and a sterling write-up by famed Australian wine writer James Halliday, all bac ...
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Success stories
A spoonful of China makes the medicine go down
6 Jan 2017
Just five years ago BJP Laboratories had a mere handful of staff and a modest facility. Today, Gold Coast-based BJP is one of Australia’s leading contract complementary medicine manufacturers for some ...
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Success stories
Aromababy finds a warm welcome in North Asia
6 Jan 2017
In 2016, Catherine Cervasio, owner of ALUXE skincare, marks a milestone. Her most well-known brand, Aromababy, is celebrating 21 years in business. Ahead of its time and innovative in its approach to ...
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Success stories
North Asia FTAs deliver new export markets for Grove Juice
6 Jan 2017
Having long quenched Australia’s thirst with its fresh juice, Queensland’s Grove Juice is now a fresh face in the Asian market. With Woolworths, Coles and IGA as clients, its business is more than fru ...
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Media releases
New year brings new opportunities for Australian exporters (Ministerial)
2 Jan 2017
Further tariff cuts on more than 7000 Australian products have come into effect, creating more export opportunities for Australian businesses.
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Investor Update
Fintech businesses to benefit from licensing exemptions
23 Dec 2016
The Australian Government has introduced a ‘regulatory sandbox’ to provide companies in the financial services sector with flexibility to test new financial technology (fintech) products.
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Economic analysis
Visitor Economy exports worth $45 billion in 2015-16
22 Dec 2016
Growth in education and tourism exports has been strong in recent years, driven by rising incomes, improved competitiveness, expanding capacity, and a well-recognised product. Considered together thes ...
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Investor Update
Hilton Food Group invests $115 million in new meat processing facility
22 Dec 2016
UK-based Hilton Food Group plc (Hilton) is expanding its presence in Australia by constructing a new meat processing facility in Queensland.
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Media releases
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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Media releases
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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Media releases
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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Economic analysis
Trade Winds
16 Dec 2016
This week’s articles reflect themes of economic growth and transition, with a Pacific focus.
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