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Australia 's free trade agreement with Indonesia to provide export boost (Ministerial)

5 Jul 2020 Media releases

New export opportunities for Australian farmers, businesses and investors will begin to flow from today with the start of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) ...

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Freight flights boost for Australian exporters (Ministerial)

3 Jul 2020 Media releases

Australian exporters reliant on airfreight will continue to have access to key international export markets, thanks to a $240 million funding injection to help keep international freight routes and fl ...

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Grants to help get tourists back into our fire-affected regions (Ministerial)

20 Jun 2020 Media releases

The Morrison Government has today announced funding support for 24 events and festivals in fire affected regions, under the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants program, as Australia navigates it ...

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

17 Jun 2020 Media releases

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 Media releases

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 Media releases

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 Media releases

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 Media releases

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 Media releases

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 Media releases

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 Media releases

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 Media releases

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 Media releases

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 Media releases

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 Media releases

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 Media releases

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 Media releases

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 Media releases

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 Media releases

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 Media releases

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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