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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 Meat Seafood

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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Bridging the gap for Tasmanian exporters (Ministerial)

20 May 2020 Tasmania Horticulture Meat Organic food Seafood

Tasmania’s seafood exporters and fresh food producers will have a new link to the world with additional freight flights connecting Hobart and Sydney taking to the skies from next Wednesday.

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Online bootcamp for WA agrifood tech entrepreneurs (Joint Ministerial)

20 May 2020 Western Australia Israel Agtech

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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New flights to get seafood exports moving again (Ministerial)

6 May 2020 Queensland Seafood

Tropical North Queensland’s seafood industry has been given a major boost with the Morrison Government helping to secure a critical freight route between Cairns and Hong Kong.

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Lift off for South Australian produce (Ministerial)

6 May 2020 South Australia Meat Seafood

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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1000 tonnes of premium Australian lamb is wheels up (Ministerial)

26 Apr 2020 New South Wales Victoria Meat

More than 1000 tonnes of lamb from producers across New South Wales and Victoria will soon be on its way into key export markets, with the Morrison-McCormack Government helping to secure 25 flights un ...

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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 Meat

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 Seafood

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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