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Australia leads the move to negotiations on digital trade rules (Ministerial)

29 Jan 2019 Media releases

Australian efforts have ignited negotiations with 75 other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), representing over 90 per cent of global trade, on the development of new international rules i ...

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Agriculture analytics engine helps farmers grow better crops

29 Jan 2019 Success stories

Australian crop health monitoring agtech startup, FluroSat, is helping farmers grow better crops, and grow them more efficiently – both in Australia and internationally.

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Australian duty free business acquired by Korea’s Lotte

25 Jan 2019 Investor Update

South Korean retail travel giant Lotte Duty Free has acquired JR/Duty Free in Australia and New Zealand for an undisclosed sum.

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Local agency appointed to unify brand Australia

25 Jan 2019 Media releases

Creative agency Clemenger BBDO Sydney has been selected to lead the development of Australia’s nation brand following the conclusion of a competitive global open tender process.

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Student visa data now available by calendar year-to-date in MIP Orbis

25 Jan 2019 Education news

mprovements to MIP Orbis now allow users to compare student visa data from the Department of Home Affairs on a calendar year-to-date basis for all years, allowing simpler analysis of trends over time. ...

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Introducing Austrade’s international education team in South Asia

25 Jan 2019 Education news

This article introduces the Austrade education team in South Asia, which has ten points of presence across the region in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan, while Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives ...

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Adelaide to Houston: Digital Health Startup Takes the Leap

23 Jan 2019 Success stories

Spending time at Houston’s Texas Medical Center (TMC) – the world’s largest medical precinct – helped digital health company Personify Care achieve its US objectives.

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US investor acquires stake in luxury Australian lodge brand

23 Jan 2019 Investor Update

An affiliate of US-based private equity firm KSL Capital Partners has invested in Australian luxury hotel brand Baillie Lodges.

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Australian digital diagnostics firm partners with QIAGEN on TB testing solution

22 Jan 2019 Investor Update

Australian digital diagnostics firm Ellume has partnered with German-Dutch company QIAGEN to develop a new tuberculosis (TB) testing solution for developing nations with a high disease burden of TB

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Visit to the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Belgium, Switzerland and the United States (Ministerial)

19 Jan 2019 Media releases

I will visit the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Switzerland and the United States from 19 to 26 January to pursue Australia’s economic and trade interests with government leaders, ...

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New Australia-UK agreements will provide certainty to Australian exporters (Ministerial)

19 Jan 2019 Media releases

Australia and the United Kingdom have signed a new bilateral Wine Agreement and Mutual Recognition Agreement overnight in London, which will help ensure the continued flow of trade post-Brexit.

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ExxonMobil to develop West Barracouta gas project in Australia

16 Jan 2019 Investor Update

ExxonMobil is developing the West Barracouta gas field off Victoria’s Bass Strait to bring new gas supplies to Australia’s domestic market.

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Funding for Kakadu a major win for tourism in the Top End (Ministerial)

14 Jan 2019 Media releases

Kakadu National Park is set for a $216 million upgrade designed to lure more visitors to the iconic Australian landmark and drive more investment and jobs in the Territory.

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New interactive map spotlights opportunities in China’s aged care training market

9 Jan 2019 Latest from Austrade

Austrade’s new interactive China Aged Care Training map provides an overview of the unique aged care training needs, gaps and opportunities in seven major Chinese provinces.

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Huge lithium investment to boost WA economy and create more jobs (Ministerial)

3 Jan 2019 Media releases

Earthworks will now commence on a lithium processing plant in Western Australia that will create hundreds of extra jobs and provide benefits to thousands of local businesses.

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New Year brings good news for Australian exporters (Ministerial)

3 Jan 2019 Media releases

Australian farmers and businesses will continue to reap the benefits of Australia’s free trade agreements with further tariff cuts set to boost Australia’s competitive advantage in two of our major ex ...

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TPP-11 kicks-off, delivering benefits for Aussie farmers and businesses (Ministerial)

30 Dec 2018 Media releases

Australian farmers, businesses and investors will now benefit from new trade and investment opportunities with the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) Agreement starting today.

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Australia helps next generation of Thai students to excel

20 Dec 2018 Success stories

In Thailand, Australian institutions are helping train the next generation of STEM teachers and instilling greater passion in the fields of study.

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Cairns wins bid to host major conference (Ministerial)

20 Dec 2018 Media releases

Minster for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said Cairns had won the rights to host the 13th Congress of International Society for Plant Molecular Biology in 2021. The $12 million Busine ...

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Westin begins Australian growth phase with new Brisbane hotel

17 Dec 2018 Investor Update

US hotel chain Marriott International has opened a 299-room Westin hotel in Brisbane.

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