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Pacific survey says islands hard hit; border openings key to recovery

14 Oct 2020 Latest from Austrade

According to a recent survey, businesses that are based in Pacific island region have been impacted far more severely by the COVID-19 pandemic than Australian-owned businesses that also have operation ...

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Boosting trade and investment ties across the Pacific (Ministerial)

14 Oct 2020 Media releases

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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Onshore International Student Sentiment Survey – second quarterly survey now open

13 Oct 2020 Education news

Austrade, with our state and territory destination agency’ partners, advise that the second quarterly onshore international student sentiment survey is now live. The survey is open for responses until ...

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Outback beef farmers build resilience with mental health programs

13 Oct 2020 Success stories

Global supply chains are under stress and Australia’s beef exporters are fighting hard to keep export markets open. Australian organic beef company, OBE Organic is also fighting hard to help farmers s ...

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

13 Oct 2020 Media releases

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 Media releases

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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Online strategy drives growth for Australian icon, Swisse, in India

12 Oct 2020 Success stories

E-commerce is a game-changer for Australian brands exporting consumer goods to India. With the help of Austrade advisors in Melbourne and New Delhi, the supplements icon, Swisse, launched with Amazon ...

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

12 Oct 2020 Media releases

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 Media releases

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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Insight - Indian Railways to offer 109 routes to private sector: an opportunity for Australian rail expertise and finance

12 Oct 2020 Insights

In a first for Indian Railways (IR), the government intends to allow private enterprises to create and operate new, premium passenger services on the country’s rail network. This creates partnership o ...

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South Korean financial giant makes first renewable energy investment in Australia

9 Oct 2020 Investor Update

South Korea’s Hana Financial Investment has invested A$320 million in the 162-megawatt Columboola solar farm in Queensland.

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Austrade regional market update on the impact of COVID-19 (as at 07 October 2020)

7 Oct 2020 Education news

Austrade will provide weekly regional updates on the progression and impact of COVID-19 around the world, to support the international education sector as the situation continues to evolve. These repo ...

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Recommended readings from sector leaders

7 Oct 2020 Education news

This week we focus on Australia’s higher education sector, with recommended reading from Dr John Wellard.

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Virtual bootcamp helps Australian digital health companies understand Chinese market

7 Oct 2020 Latest from Austrade

According to some metrics, China now leads the world in digital health adoption with 94 per cent of China’s healthcare professionals using a digital health technology or mobile application.

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Trade, Tourism and Investment critical to economic recovery and jobs (Ministerial)

7 Oct 2020 Media releases

The Morrison Government is continuing to support trade, tourism and investment in the 2020-21 Budget as part of Australia’s Economic Recovery Plan to get more Australians into jobs.

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Cyber speed-dating in Jakarta helps Red Piranha snap up $5m deal

6 Oct 2020 Success stories

Indonesia has one of the fastest growing internet economies in the world. In 2018, Austrade’s Jakarta team helped local cyber security expert, Red Piranha, gain a partnering foothold in the market. A ...

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Swiss subsidiary to accelerate medtech development in Australia

6 Oct 2020 Investor Update

Swiss medtech manufacturer 41medical has set up a subsidiary in Australia to help accelerate the development and commercialisation of Australian-born medical devices.

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Safe travel zone with New Zealand (Ministerial)

2 Oct 2020 Media releases

The Australian Government is establishing a Safe Travel Zone with New Zealand.

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New data reinforces importance of tourism rebound to our economic recovery (Ministerial)

2 Oct 2020 Media releases

The Morrison Government’s tourism support and recovery plans, coupled with getting more Australians travelling around Australia, will be critical to the rebound of our tourism industry, with new quart ...

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Ovolo to open second hotel in Melbourne

2 Oct 2020 Investor Update

The spirit of the Seventies will rock Melbourne in early 2021, when Hong Kong’s Ovolo Group opens its second property in the city.

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