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New push to urge young Kiwis to take a working holiday this summer (Ministerial)

10 Dec 2020

Young New Zealanders are being urged to take a working holiday in Australia this summer and enjoy opportunities in our agricultural, tourism and hospitality sectors, particularly those in regional are ...

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Australia-Singapore digital trade agreement kicks-off (Ministerial)

9 Dec 2020 Singapore

The Australia-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement (DEA) has kicked-off, setting a new global benchmark for digital trade rules and providing more digital trade opportunities for businesses and consume ...

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Australians urged to give the gift of travel this holiday period (Ministerial)

4 Dec 2020

Tourism Australia has today kicked-off a new campaign encouraging Australians to support our tourism industry and jobs this festive season by gifting a holiday or a travel experience.

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Travel agents COVID-19 payment (Ministerial)

1 Dec 2020

The Morrison Government will provide a one-off payment to assist travel agents in recognition that many continue to work hard processing consumer refunds, whilst unable to trade due to the COVID-19 pa ...

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Appointment of new Austrade CEO (Ministerial)

30 Nov 2020

The Morrison Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Xavier Simonet as the new Chief Executive Officer of Austrade, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission.

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Exploring Australia’s hydrogen future with Germany (Ministerial)

19 Nov 2020 Germany

Academia and industry experts will team up to advance the future development of a hydrogen supply chain between Australia and Germany.

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Australia must adapt to ‘megatrends’ for economic recovery

16 Nov 2020

Australia will need to make scientific and technological leaps and harness its competitive advantages to speed its economic recovery in a post-COVID-19 world, according to a new report released today ...

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Regional trade deal to boost export opportunities for Aussie farmers and businesses (Ministerial)

15 Nov 2020 Indonesia China Japan Korea, Rep (South Korea)

Australian farmers and businesses are set to benefit from better export opportunities with the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement between Australia and 14 othe ...

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Major bid to bring the Rugby World Cup Down Under (Ministerial)

31 Oct 2020

The Morrison Government is backing Australia’s efforts to bring the 2027 Rugby World Cup Down Under, with an $8.8 million funding injection to support our bid to host the event and provide a major eco ...

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New Board appointments to oversee Tourism Australia’s critical role in tourism recovery (Ministerial)

28 Oct 2020

The Morrison Government has today announced two new appointments and three reappointments to the Tourism Australia Board, to lead the organisation in its major role in tourism recovery by encouraging ...

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Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (Ministerial)

27 Oct 2020 Switzerland

Today we announce that Mr George Mina has commenced his appointment as Australia's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva.

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Songlines exhibition to join UK/Australia Season (Ministerial)

27 Oct 2020 United Kingdom

The National Museum of Australia’s Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition will tour to The Box Plymouth in the United Kingdom in 2021.

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Australian mangoes ripe for export success (Ministerial)

22 Oct 2020

Millions of Australian mangoes will soon be on their way to key export markets around the world, thanks to support from the Liberal-National Government’s International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IF ...

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New pitch to boost investment in critical minerals projects (Ministerial)

20 Oct 2020

The Morrison-McCormack Government has today released a new pitch to attract more investment in critical minerals projects and greenfield opportunities, as Australia continues to elevate itself as a le ...

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Australian industry to benefit from $900 million Attack Class work packages (Ministerial)

16 Oct 2020

Australian industry will benefit from hundreds of millions of dollars in work packages for the Morrison Government's Future Submarine Program, supporting hundreds of Australian jobs and creating new o ...

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Boosting trade and investment ties across the Pacific (Ministerial)

14 Oct 2020 Solomon Islands Kiribati Cook Islands Niue Samoa Tonga

Trade opportunities across the Pacific will be boosted with formal notification today that Cook Islands has ratified the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus).

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New campaign urges Aussies to back tourism industry and holiday beyond their own backyard (Ministerial)

13 Oct 2020

Aussies are being urged to plan and book a COVID-safe holiday in different parts of Australia as part of a new domestic tourism push aimed at providing a much-needed boost to our cities, tourism regio ...

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South Australian company wins Defence Innovation Hub contract (Ministerial)

12 Oct 2020

South Australian company Silentium Defence has been awarded a new contract with the Defence Innovation Hub to develop its space surveillance passive radar technology.

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South Australian small business wins Defence Innovation contract to develop new technology (Ministerial)

12 Oct 2020

South Australian company Prism Systems has been awarded a new contract with the Defence Innovation Hub to develop a software capability solution for the Royal Australian Navy.

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Supporting tourism and agriculture through Visa Application Charge changes (Ministerial)

12 Oct 2020

The Morrison Government is ensuring Australia remains an attractive destination for tourists, and temporary visa holders who often fill critical skills shortages, by offering refunds or waivers of Vis ...

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