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AFL gives Aussie businesses a free kick to China (Ministerial)

1 Apr 2019 Media releases

More Australian businesses will be able to showcase their produce first-hand to the growing China market under a new joint initiative between Austrade, the Australian Football League and the Port Adel ...

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Helping more Australian businesses export to the world (Ministerial)

29 Mar 2019 Media releases

The Liberal-National Government is backing Australian small and medium exporters through a $60 million boost to the export market development grants (EMDG) scheme to help them export more of their pro ...

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Boeing to launch Australia’s first locally built combat aircraft since 1942

29 Mar 2019 Investor Update

The Boeing Company is set to design and build a large, military unmanned air vehicle (UAV) in Australia, with the first flight set for 2020. The Australian government will invest A$40 million in the p ...

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Positioning Australia as a critical minerals powerhouse (Ministerial)

28 Mar 2019 Media releases

Released today, Australia’s Critical Minerals Strategy 2019 maps out a vision for Australia as a world leader in exploration, extraction, production and the processing of critical minerals

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Monash medical tie-up to stem post-natal fatalities

28 Mar 2019 Investor Update

Belgium-based Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. is sponsoring a research program at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) that may dramatically reduce the incidence of post-natal fatalities ...

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Artificial intelligence expert selects Sydney for Asia-Pacific launch pad

27 Mar 2019 Investor Update

New York-based artificial intelligence (AI) specialist, Dataiku, is expanding in the Asia-Pacific region with a major new office in Sydney. The company will be hiring dozens of local employees, from c ...

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E-commerce paves way for Australian exporters in Vietnam

25 Mar 2019 Latest from Austrade

Austrade’s new report, A Tiger Awakens: E-commerce in Vietnam, introduces Australian e-commerce companies and potential exporters to digital retail in Vietnam.

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Strong Australian tourism spurs A$330m Olympic site hotel buy-in

18 Mar 2019 Investor Update

Paris-based insurance company, AXA, is purchasing four landmark Australian hotels in a deal worth A$330 million. In the largest hotels acquisition in Australia in 12 months, the French multinational i ...

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New educational tool to educate students about Australia’s trading history (Ministerial)

14 Mar 2019 Media releases

The Liberal-National Government has launched a new educational tool to teach school students about the role and significance trade plays in driving Australia’s economy and building strong relationship ...

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New campaign to boost regional tourism

14 Mar 2019 Media releases

The Liberal-National Government has today announced a new campaign to attract more working holiday makers to Australia, helping to support our farmers and boost regional tourism.

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Australia to help boost digital trade in the Indo-Pacific

13 Mar 2019 Media releases

The Morrison Government has today launched a new $4.5 million program to help developing countries in the Indo-Pacific maximise the benefits of digital trade.

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Australia’s trade and investment linked to Asia’s powerhouse economies

13 Mar 2019 Economic analysis

Australia’s economic growth will remain solid over the next five years, according to the latest International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) World Economic Outlook.

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Videos on ELICOS opportunities in Latin America

12 Mar 2019 Education news

Austrade has released a series of Latin American education insight videos on the ELICOS state of play. Hear from Marie Hill – Trade Commissioner (Austrade Peru) and Education Managers Patricia Monteir ...

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‘Find the key’ digital campaign to be launched in Latin America

12 Mar 2019 Education news

Austrade plans to launch the Find the key campaign in late April, to attract high quality prospective students from Latin America. The campaign will be delivered in both Spanish and Portuguese through ...

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Californian startup swells Australia’s $4.6bn cloud revolution

8 Mar 2019 Investor Update

Cloud data-warehousing pioneer, Snowflake, is ramping up its Australian business just one year after opening its first office in Sydney.

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Vestas turns Geelong ex-car factory into wind turbine assembly

7 Mar 2019 Investor Update

Danish wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, is rejuvenating the former Ford factory in Geelong, Victoria. A new 3,000 square metre turbine assembly and testing facility will form part of a Renewable Ene ...

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New campaign to attract more Chinese travellers to Australia

7 Mar 2019 Media releases

The Liberal-National Government has today launched a new campaign to attract an emerging and lucrative type of Chinese visitor to Australia, commonly known as the free and independent traveller (FIT).

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Five years of strengthening Australia through trade and investment

6 Mar 2019 Speeches

‘Leaders on Asia’ Keynote Address, The Asia Society, Sydney

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Wine exporter to share secrets of export success at free FTA seminar in Margaret River

5 Mar 2019 Media releases

Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Mark Coulton, will visit Western Australia’s Margaret River region on 6 March 2019 to host a free seminar for local businesses on Australia’s Free ...

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Colorado ski co. doubles down on $2bn-per year industry

4 Mar 2019 Investor Update

US-based Vail Resorts Inc. has purchased two Victoria ski fields – Falls Creek and Hotham – in a $174 million deal. Subject to regulatory approval, the purchase will include ski schools, retail establ ...

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