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Ambassador to Argentina (Ministerial)

22 Oct 2018

Today I announce the appointment of Mr Brett Hackett as Australia’s next Ambassador to Argentina with non-resident accreditation to Paraguay and Uruguay.

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Jamal Khashoggi (Joint Ministerial)

20 Oct 2018

Australia deplores the killing of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, at the hands of Saudi operatives at Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.

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Australia joins major trade agreement on government procurement (Ministerial)

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Australia has been accepted to join the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) overnight, ensuring Australian businesses can compete for government contracts in more market ...

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New Dundee ad aims to lure more US travellers to our shores (Ministerial)

18 Oct 2018

A series of new ‘Dundee’ videos showcasing the breadth and depth of Australia’s spectacular tourism offerings aimed at luring more American travellers to our shores have hit the airwaves in the US.

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New market opportunities driving Australian business optimism (Ministerial)

4 Oct 2018

Australian exporters are expecting to employ more workers, are predicting better financial positons and anticipating access to more markets, according to the results of the latest Australian Internati ...

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SA ready to play host to world’s largest aviation forum (Ministerial)

18 Sep 2018

The world’s largest aviation forum will head to Australia next year with Adelaide set to host the 25th annual World Aviation Routes conference. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birming ...

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“Australia’s rethink on transport infrastructure” – new report

10 Sep 2018

Increasing urbanisation, rapid population growth and questions of environmental sustainability are forcing Australia to rethink its transport infrastructure matrix, according to a new Austrade report.

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Northern Territory to strengthen ties with China

10 Sep 2018

One of the largest business delegations from the Northern Territory to visit China leaves this week for a program of meetings and events in Shenzhen. Led by Chief Minister Michael Gunner and aiming t ...

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Australian blockchain leaders head to China (Ministerial)

10 Sep 2018 China

Leading Australian blockchain companies and investors will travel to China as part of an Australian Government-led mission to deepen collaboration and explore growth opportunities within one of the wo ...

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Recognising the benefits of the TPP-11 (Ministerial)

5 Sep 2018

New analysis confirming the real benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) to Australian businesses and the overall economy. It’s expected the TPP-11 will provide greater market access and ex ...

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A new chapter of economic partnership with Indonesia (Ministerial)

4 Sep 2018 Indonesia

Australia and Indonesia have successfully concluded negotiations on the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), deepening our economic and security cooperation with ...

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Fifth annual investment statement to parliament (Ministerial)

21 Aug 2018

Minister Ciobo presents the Coalition’s fifth Investment Statement to the Parliament. The Coalition Government appointed the first ever Minister for Investment in 2013. A mark of the fact we see trade ...

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NSW startups take their products global (Ministerial)

6 Jul 2018 Israel

Seven NSW startups will learn from global innovation experts in Tel Aviv, as part of a joint program hosted in one of the world’s most advanced innovation hubs.

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Investment opportunities in China (Ministerial)

3 Jul 2018 China

The Australian Government welcomes new Chinese Government reforms to remove barriers in investment in priority sectors, increasing opportunities for Australian investors in the world’s second largest ...

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Visit to Japan (Ministerial)

2 Jul 2018 Japan

I will visit Japan this week to hold talks with senior Japanese counterparts on bilateral regional and global trade developments.

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Consultations begin for Australia's new nation brand (Ministerial)

27 Jun 2018

Businesses are encouraged to have their say on the development of Australia’s new Nation Brand in a series of forums starting around the country this week.

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Women in Export Scholarship winner (Ministerial)

18 Jun 2018

I am pleased to announce Dalene Wray as the winner of this year’s Chief Executive Women (CEW) Austrade Women in Export Scholarship.

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Australian filmmakers explore opportunities in China (Ministerial)

14 Jun 2018 China

Australian film production capability will be showcased in China this week during a delegation visit to discuss opportunities for joint projects.

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Trade, Tourism and Investment Ministers' Meeting (Ministerial)

13 Jun 2018

Today I will chair a meeting of Australia’s Trade and Investment Ministers and Tourism Ministers in Adelaide. We will discuss ways to further grow Australia’s exports, increase investment and attract ...

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Tapping global growth in online sales (Ministerial)

12 Jun 2018

I am pleased to launch a new guide to help Australian export businesses harness the power of e-commerce to expand into global markets.

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