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A win for the Australian wine industry (Ministerial)

10 Apr 2019 Wine

The Liberal-National Government has today reached an agreement with Canada to remove unfair restrictions on Australian wine sales in the province of British Columbia

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Major boost for Rottnest Island tourism

9 Apr 2019

Western Australia’s iconic Rottnest Island is set for a major boost with the Liberal-National Government today announcing $17.2 million for vital infrastructure upgrades to help enhance the visitor ex ...

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Cultural tourism front and centre of new tourism partnership (Ministerial)

8 Apr 2019 Tourism

High value international visitors seeking bespoke and premium tourism experiences will be the focus of a new partnership launched today between Tourism Australia and Australia’s most iconic arts and c ...

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Enhancing Australia’s role in Pacific infrastructure projects

4 Apr 2019

The Morrison Government welcomes the passing of legislation that will significantly boost Australia's ability to support infrastructure development in the Indo-Pacific region.

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2019-20 Foreign Affairs and Trade Budget (Ministerial)

3 Apr 2019

The 2019-20 Budget continues the Morrison Government's commitment to advancing Australia's national interests by protecting our security and prosperity and providing more opportunities for Australian ...

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

1 Apr 2019

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

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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Positioning Australia as a critical minerals powerhouse (Ministerial)

28 Mar 2019 Energy

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

14 Mar 2019

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

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

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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New campaign to attract more Chinese travellers to Australia

7 Mar 2019

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

5 Mar 2019

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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Standing up for Australia’s sugar industry (Ministerial)

28 Feb 2019

The Liberal-National Government, together with Brazil, has launched formal dispute action in the World Trade Organization (WTO) on India’s continuing sugar subsidies that are depressing world prices a ...

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Helping enhance infrastructure in the Pacific (Ministerial)

21 Feb 2019

The Liberal-National Government has today welcomed the passing of Legislation through the House of Representatives that will boost Australia's support for infrastructure development in the region.

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Unlocking the potential of Australia’s emerging AgTech sector (Ministerial)

19 Feb 2019

The Liberal-National Government has today launched a new initiative to help attract more investment in Australia’s emerging agrifood tech sector.

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Business event fund delivers multi-million dollar boost to economy (Ministerial)

18 Feb 2019

Australia continues to be a highly sought after destination for lucrative businesses events, with the Liberal-National Government’s business events Bid Fund Program estimated to have already delivered ...

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Australia records bumper trade surplus in 2018 (Ministerial)

6 Feb 2019

Australia recorded a $22.2 billion trade surplus in 2018, which is the highest ever for a calendar year. Australia’s two-way trade in goods and services also hit a record high of $854 billion in 2018. ...

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Funding boost to lure more Chinese tour groups down under (Ministerial)

5 Feb 2019 China Tourism

The Liberal-National Government has today announced $11 million in funding to attract more Chinese tour group tourists to Australia.

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

29 Jan 2019

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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