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Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement negotiations kick-off (Ministerial)

17 Jun 2020 United Kingdom

Australia and the United Kingdom have today announced the commencement of negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), which will start a new chapter in the economic relationship and help t ...

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Enhanced transparency for free trade agreement negotiations (Ministerial)

17 Jun 2020

The Morrison Government has today announced it will establish a Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) to help inform the Government’s ongoing free trade agreement (FTA) agenda.

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Freight flights boost for South East Queensland farmers (Ministerial)

14 Jun 2020 Queensland Singapore Hong Kong

It will now be easier for South East Queensland farmers to get their high-quality produce into key overseas export markets with the Morrison-McCormack Government helping to secure two direct freight r ...

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South Australian premium produce flying high (Ministerial)

7 Jun 2020 South Australia

South Australian exporters of fresh produce, seafood and meat now have another pathway into critical export markets, with the Morrison Government securing a critical freight route between Adelaide and ...

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Largest ever current account surplus shows strength of export sector (Ministerial)

2 Jun 2020

Australia recorded a mega $19.2 billion trade surplus for the March quarter along with its highest ever current account surplus, highlighting how important our export sector will be as the Australian ...

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Online bootcamp for WA agrifood tech entrepreneurs (Joint Ministerial)

20 May 2020 Western Australia Israel

Startups and early-stage innovators across Western Australia’s agriculture and food sectors have the opportunity to take part in a world-leading program in Israel – from their desktops.

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Reports of potential tariffs on Australian barley imports into China (Ministerial)

11 May 2020 China

The Australian Government is deeply concerned by reports that unjustified duties may be levied on Australian barley imports into China.

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Free trade deal with Indonesia set to kick-off on 5 July (Ministerial)

8 May 2020 Indonesia

Australian exporters will soon start reaping the benefits of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), with Australia receiving formal notification that Indonesia ...

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Lift off for South Australian produce (Ministerial)

6 May 2020 South Australia

Over 30 tonnes of fresh South Australian produce, seafood and meat is now on its way to Asia under a new agreement with Singapore Airlines that will see local businesses once again have a direct freig ...

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Freight controller appointed to manage airfreight in the national interest (Ministerial)

30 Apr 2020

The Australian Government has acted again to ensure the movement of critical freight such as agricultural produce, medicines and medical equipment can continue.

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‘Study with Australia’ to open doors to education globally

24 Apr 2020

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) has partnered with social learning platform, FutureLearn.com to provide free online courses and help students stay ahead of the learning curve ...

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New air freight network to boost agricultural and fisheries exports (Ministerial)

23 Apr 2020

A new network of 15 air freight service providers and freight forwarders has been established by the Morrison-McCormack Government to accelerate delivery of agricultural and fisheries exports into key ...

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High-quality Victorian lamb takes-off (Ministerial)

16 Apr 2020

High-quality Victorian lamb will be back on menus across the Middle-East, with the Morrison Government helping to secure a critical freight export route under its $110 million International Freight As ...

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Western rock lobster back on a roll (Ministerial)

16 Apr 2020 China

Western Australia’s rock lobster industry has received a major boost with the Morrison Government helping to secure an agreement that will see around 500 tonnes of local rock lobster headed for China. ...

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First flight takes off under $110 million freight assistance initiative (Ministerial)

9 Apr 2020

Premium quality Australian seafood will soon be on the plates of thousands of overseas consumers, with the Morrison-McCormack Government helping to secure a critical freight export route under its $11 ...

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Funding boost to support Australian exporters and tourism businesses (Ministerial)

1 Apr 2020

The Morrison Government will inject an extra $49.8 million into the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program in the 2019-20 financial year, allowing exporters and tourism businesses to get addi ...

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Securing freight access for Australia agricultural and fisheries exporters (Joint Ministerial)

1 Apr 2020

A new $110 million initiative will back Australia’s agricultural and fisheries sector by helping them export their high-quality produce into key overseas markets, with return flights bringing back vit ...

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Establishment of interim appeal arrangement for trade disputes (Ministerial)

30 Mar 2020

Australia and 15 other members of the World Trade Organization have agreed to establish an interim arrangement to bring appeals and solve trade disputes.

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Joint ministerial statement by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, New Zealand and Singapore

25 Mar 2020 Myanmar Brunei Singapore Canada Chile

The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious global crisis. As part of our collective response to combat COVID-19, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, New Zealand ...

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Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia (Joint Ministerial)

2 Mar 2020

The National Security Committee of Cabinet has agreed today to introduce new travel restrictions and update the travel advice for Iran as part of the Government’s coordinated measures to protect Austr ...

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