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Taking action on trade barriers (Ministerial)

7 Dec 2018

The Liberal-National Government has today launched a new Action Plan to help Australian farmers and businesses tackle trade barriers, helping them get their goods into overseas markets faster, with gr ...

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Helping Australian businesses engage with the world (Ministerial)

4 Dec 2018

The Government has ramped-up its support to Australian companies doing business overseas, launching its new Economic and Commercial Diplomacy Agenda.

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Australia’s top exporters recognised (Ministerial)

28 Nov 2018

Congratulations to Aspen Medical and SEAPA who have been awarded the prestigious Australian Exporter of the Year award. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham announced the 2018 A ...

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Australian services exports continue to surge (Ministerial)

26 Nov 2018

The Liberal-National Government has welcomed new data showing Australia's services exports reached a record $88.0 billion in 2017-18. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham welco ...

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Report confirms benefit of PAFTA for Australian farmers, businesses (Ministerial)

21 Nov 2018

Today the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) released its second report into the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA). PAFTA has significant benefits for Australian farmers and busine ...

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Australian and Chinese companies pen landmark agreements (Ministerial)

8 Nov 2018

Eleven major commercial agreements between Australian and Chinese companies worth almost $15 billion over the next five years have been signed today, reflecting the high level of commitment of the Aus ...

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New deal set to bring more Chinese tourists to Australia (Ministerial)

8 Nov 2018

The Liberal-National Government through Tourism Australia and China Eastern Airlines, have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding aimed at further growing travel between Australia and China.

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Austrade leverages WeChat to boost Australian exporters

5 Nov 2018 China

Austrade CEO, Dr Stephanie Fahey, today launched a new digital platform designed to support Australian businesses engaging with China.

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Aussie rules football to help lure more Chinese tourists to Australia (Ministerial)

5 Nov 2018 China

Tourism Australia will once again partner with the Australian Football League (AFL) when Shanghai plays host to a 2019 Toyota AFL premiership game.

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Tourist numbers continue to soar (Ministerial)

2 Nov 2018

Australia’s tourism industry continues to go from strength-to-strength with a record 8.4 million international travellers flocking to our shores over the last year.

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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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