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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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‘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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Disused South Australia zinc mine to pilot clean-energy storage for grids

1 Mar 2019 Investor Update

Toronto-based Hydrostor Inc., a leader in advanced compressed-air energy storage (A-CAES), has announced a A$30 million technology demonstration project at the former Angas Zinc mine in Strathalbyn, A ...

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Myanmar company looking for Australian education partner

28 Feb 2019 Education news

A private company is looking to partner with an Australian institution to operate education establishments that deliver programs in English from kindergarten to university levels.

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Strategic messages developed to promote studying in Australia

28 Feb 2019 Education news

With funding under the National Strategy for International Education 2025 Enabling Growth and Innovation (EGI) project fund, Austrade has developed a series of strategic messages to promote the benefi ...

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Standing up for Australia’s sugar industry (Ministerial)

28 Feb 2019 Media releases

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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Vietnam: Asia’s creativity hub for 2019

27 Feb 2019 Latest from Austrade

Austrade has released a new report on Vietnam’s Innovation Ecosystem 2019 to help Australian businesses understand the market and the opportunities for investment and partnership.

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Clinical trials success showcases Korea–Australia pharma collaboration

27 Feb 2019 Investor Update

Korean biopharma company, PharmAbcine, is commencing full-scale clinical trials of a brain cancer treatment in the United States, following pioneering early phase trials in Australia.

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Australia’s tourist arrivals exceed 9 million in 2018

27 Feb 2019 Economic analysis

Australia attracted 9.3 million short-term international visitors in the year ending December 2018, according to data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The tourist arrivals – which inv ...

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Australia has the Fourth Largest Pension Fund Assets in the World

22 Feb 2019 Economic analysis

Last year, Australia remained the world’s fourth largest pension (locally called ‘superannuation’) market valued at US$1.9 trillion and also experienced the highest growth rate of pension fund assets ...

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