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Queensland covers Paris (Ministerial)

8 Jun 2017

The international campaign to bring tourists back to Queensland following Cyclone Debbie has begun.

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International tourists loving regional Australia (Ministerial)

7 Jun 2017

International tourists are staying longer and spending more when they visit Australia. And they are venturing out of the capital cities with record growth in regional Australia.

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First Women in Export Scholarship winner (Ministerial)

6 Jun 2017

I am pleased to announce Dr Noelle Sunstrom as the winner of the inaugural Women in Export Scholarship.

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Further strong trade outcome for Australia (Ministerial)

6 Jun 2017

The value of Australian exports surged to a new record level in the March quarter, reinforcing the value of the Turnbull Government’s continued commitment to open trade and investment.

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55th Australian Export Awards (Ministerial)

26 May 2017

The success of Australia’s exporters will be celebrated through the 55th Australian Export Awards program, which opens today.

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Launch of Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (Ministerial)

26 May 2017 Peru

Today I announce the launch of the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) negotiations with Peru’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Tourism, Eduardo Ferreyros.

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Launch of Australia-Hong Kong FTA negotiations (Ministerial)

16 May 2017 Hong Kong

Today I announce the launch of the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (A-HKFTA) negotiations with my counterpart, Mr Gregory So Kam-leung, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development.

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Supporting Australia’s exporters and tourism businesses (Ministerial)

9 May 2017 Tourism

The Turnbull Government has chosen to grow the economy to secure more and better paying jobs in trade and tourism through free trade agreements and business tax cuts.

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Aussie expertise exported to the United States (Ministerial)

7 May 2017 United States of America

Today I release a landmark report, which sheds light on the significant impact Australian investors are making in the United States. The report, by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Aust ...

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Australian training operators ready to help meet China’s growing aged-care needs

21 Apr 2017

A ground-breaking delegation of Australian aged-care training providers to China will visit Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai from 24–28 April to gain a deeper understanding of the needs of China’s 222 mi ...

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Marking 60 years of Australia's trade and investment partnership with Japan (Ministerial)

17 Apr 2017 Japan

I am leading a business delegation to Japan to support the creation of new export opportunities for Australian businesses, which will help generate more Australian jobs.

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Second round of FTA training provider grants awarded (Ministerial)

12 Apr 2017

The Coalition continues supporting small businesses around Australia to tap into surging export markets, with another round of Free Trade Agreement Training Provider Grants announced today.

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New direct flights between Australia and Vietnam a boost for tourism and business (Ministerial)

5 Apr 2017 Vietnam

Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Keith Pitt MP, says new direct flights between Australia and Vietnam will boost tourism and business opportunities in both countries.

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Korea’s top asset managers look to emulate Australia’s world-class superannuation system

4 Apr 2017 Korea, Rep (South Korea)

Twenty of Korea’s top asset management CEOs will visit Sydney this week to explore opportunities in the Australian asset management industry.

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Visit to build closer links with Vietnam (Ministerial)

3 Apr 2017 Vietnam

Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Keith Pitt will visit Vietnam this week to promote commercial ties with one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia.

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Helping Aussie businesses be part of the export boom (Ministerial)

3 Apr 2017 ChinaJapanKorea, Rep (South Korea)

Australian exports are booming under the trade agreements the Coalition concluded with Japan, China and Korea.

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Business booms for Aussie exporters as Japan FTA cuts tariffs again (Ministerial)

3 Apr 2017 Japan

Tariffs under the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) have been cut for the fourth time. JAEPA has eliminated tariffs on more than 3,400 Australian product lines since it entered in ...

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$5.6 billion growth drives tourism spending above $100 billion (Ministerial)

29 Mar 2017

Spending by international and domestic visitors grew by $5.6 billion last year, with spending by Australian and international tourists exceeding $100 billion for the first time.

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