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Ideas bloom: first Australian startups land in San Francisco

29 Aug 2016 United States of America ICT

Australia’s first Landing Pad for startups and entrepreneurs has opened for business with the arrival of the inaugural group of Aussie innovators in San Francisco.

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Strong export interest for Korea (Ministerial)

25 Aug 2016 Korea, Rep (South Korea)

Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Keith Pitt MP, today addressed Queensland businesses at a seminar in Brisbane focused on benefits and opportunities for the food and beve ...

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Fruit export opportunities in Asia (Ministerial)

23 Aug 2016 ChinaJapanKorea, Rep (South Korea)

Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Keith Pitt MP, and Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry MP, today met tropical fruit farmers in Central Queensland interested ...

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Small businesses benefitting from new export loan (Ministerial)

18 Aug 2016

The Turnbull Government is helping small and medium enterprises become exporters through the Small Business Export Loan.

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Aussie startups visit Chengdu to build global innovation networks

16 Aug 2016 China

Australian startups are visiting Chengdu this week (15-20 August) to help facilitate bilateral trade and innovation exchange between Australia and China.

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Working holiday maker visa review now underway (Ministerial)

16 Aug 2016

The Coalition Government today announced the commencement of a review and public consultation on the broad range of issues affecting the supply and remuneration conditions of labour performed by Worki ...

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Trade in Services continues growth trajectory (Ministerial)

16 Aug 2016 ChinaUnited States of America

Australia’s services trade recorded strong growth in 2015, increasing 9.1 per cent by value to $142.5 billion, according to the latest release of services trade statistics from the Department of Forei ...

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Australia Ranked 'Most Exciting Destination For Conferences' (Ministerial)

15 Aug 2016 Tourism

New international research on business events has found Australia is the most exciting destination for conferences. Australia also ranked first for scenery, sight-seeing, and being a destination worth ...

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A new partnership between Tourism Australia and Qantas (Ministerial)

3 Aug 2016 Tourism

I am delighted to welcome the new marketing partnership between Tourism Australia and Qantas, which will see our largest airline and national tourism organisation come together again to market Austral ...

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Increasing Trade and Investment opportunities with Papua New Guinea (Ministerial)

3 Aug 2016 Papua New Guinea Building and ConstructionEnergy

This week I will visit Port Moresby to discuss with Ministers and business leaders in Papua New Guinea ways to enhance our significant trade and investment links.

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Australia and Indonesia collaboration in creative industries (Ministerial)

2 Aug 2016 Indonesia JewelleryFashion

I am pleased to announce, in partnership with Indonesian Minister for Trade, Enggartiasto Lukita, our joint collaboration in support of our creative industries.

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Indonesia-Australia Business Partnership Group (Ministerial)

2 Aug 2016 Indonesia

Today I will meet the Indonesian Minister for Trade, Enggartiasto Lukita, as we work towards a free trade agreement.

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Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (Ministerial)

1 Aug 2016 Indonesia

This week I am visiting Jakarta to build further momentum for concluding a free trade agreement with Indonesia. While Indonesia is our largest neighbour, a fellow G20 member and important regional par ...

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Tourism businesses' contribution to GDP strengthens (Ministerial)

25 Jul 2016

The contribution of the tourism industry to Australia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased by almost 18 per cent, highlighting the importance of the sector to Australia's transitioning economy ...

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New Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Ministerial)

21 Jul 2016

I welcome and congratulate Frances Adamson on her appointment as the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Appointment as Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment (Ministerial)

19 Jul 2016 Tourism

I am honoured to have been sworn in as Australia's Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.

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New opportunities in China for Australian dairy technology and services

6 Jun 2016 China Dairy

A delegation of leading Australian dairy services and technology businesses is exploring opportunities for collaboration and growth in the rapidly expanding Chinese dairy market.

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