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Helping enhance infrastructure in the Pacific (Ministerial)

21 Feb 2019 Media releases

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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CNSdose genetic tool makes personalised medicine a reality

21 Feb 2019 Success stories

An Australian biotech company, CNSdose, has developed and launched a DNA-guided prescription tool that helps doctors to personalise treatments, including for depression.

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

19 Feb 2019 Media releases

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 Media releases

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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Korean collaboration brings gene-splicing genius to Melbourne cancer project

13 Feb 2019 Investor Update

Australia’s world-class Medtech research has received an overseas boost, with Korean gene-editing specialist, ToolGen, signing a collaborative partnership with Melbourne-based biotech company, Carther ...

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Trailblazing ride-sharing app builds physical presence in Sydney

12 Feb 2019 Investor Update

New York-based ride-sharing innovator, Via Transportation, is opening its first Australian office in Sydney. The company is building a local workforce to grow its footprint in Australia.

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Australia - a resilient trade performance

8 Feb 2019 Economic analysis

Against the backdrop of a challenging global economic environment, Australia’s trade recorded strong growth in the financial year (FY) 2017–18 according to the latest data release by the Department of ...

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Australia beats US as Chinese CEOs’ investment top spot

8 Feb 2019 Investor Update

A global survey of chief executive officers (CEOs) shows Australia overtaking the United States, Japan and Germany as an investment destination among CEOs based in China.

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Australia records bumper trade surplus in 2018 (Ministerial)

6 Feb 2019 Media releases

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 Media releases

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

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YTD November international student enrolment data released

31 Jan 2019 Education news

The Department of Education and Training has released November 2018 student enrolment data. Total enrolments increased by 10.2 per cent to 869,185 and commencements by 6.8 per cent to 475,278.

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FDI inflows to Australia buck global trends

30 Jan 2019 Economic analysis

Australia attracted US$62 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in 2018, an increase of almost 40% on 2017. This strong performance ensured Australia maintains its ranking as a global top ...

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Suite of regional data dashboards now available in MIP Orbis

30 Jan 2019 Education news

New interactive regional data dashboards have been developed to show greater granular international education data at the regional level. The dashboards include onshore student enrolments by State or ...

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Driving the success of Australian agtech innovation

30 Jan 2019 Success stories

Matthew Pryor is a central figure in Australia’s agtech scene. He co-founded an agtech startup, brought it to international success, and is now helping other local entrepreneurs make their mark.

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Using innovative technology to build a competitive global brand

30 Jan 2019 Success stories

Australian growers work in one of the most challenging environments in the world. They have long recognised that to build distinctive and competitive global brands, they have to adapt to difficult cli ...

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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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