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2019 Australian Export Award Winners Announced

3 Dec 2019 Media releases

Australia’s most successful exporters have been recognised at the 57th Australian Export Awards in Parliament House, Canberra this evening. Thirteen businesses from around Australia have been awarded ...

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Recognising Australia’s exceptional exporters (Ministerial)

3 Dec 2019 Media releases

Australia’s top exporters have tonight been honoured for the significant contribution they make to our economy at the 57th Australian Export Awards in Canberra. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Invest ...

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Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru trade deals to open new doors for Australian exporters (Ministerial)

27 Nov 2019 Media releases

Widespread benefits for Australian farmers, businesses and investors are one step closer with the enabling legislation for major trade deals with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru passing through the Parl ...

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Australia welcomes agreement to finalise regional trade deal (Ministerial)

5 Nov 2019 Media releases

Australia has welcomed agreement to quickly finalise a landmark deal for trade in our region that will boost export opportunities for Australian businesses and create more local jobs.

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Review of financial assistance to SME exporters

3 Oct 2019 Media releases

On 3 October 2019, the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, announced Ms Anna Fisher will undertake a review of the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) sch ...

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Record trade surplus for Australia (Ministerial)

6 Aug 2019 Media releases

Australia’s export sector continues to boom with new data showing Australia recorded its largest ever monthly and financial year trade surplus.

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ConX takes out the top women in tech prize

1 Aug 2019 Media releases

Australia’s top women in tech have pitched their big ideas in Brisbane today for a share in more than $100,000 in business support services, and the potential for further venture capital investment to ...

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Australia’s leading women in tech finalists announced (Ministerial)

24 Jul 2019 Media releases

Eleven of Australia’s top female tech founders will be given the opportunity to pitch their ideas to global industry leaders, partners and investors, as part of the Morrison Government’s Australian Wo ...

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Landmark pilot hydrogen project underway (Joint Ministerial)

22 Jul 2019 Media releases

Construction has started on a half-billion dollar pilot hydrogen project which has the potential to create $2 billion in exports for Australia.

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Tourism Australia Board appointment (Ministerial)

3 Jul 2019 Media releases

The Morrison Government is pleased to announce today, the appointment of Penny Fowler to the Tourism Australia Board of Directors.

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Australian exporters - it’s your time to shine (Ministerial)

3 Jul 2019 Media releases

Australia’s 52,000 exporters are invited to nominate for the Australian Export Awards to celebrate their contribution to our record exports and strongest ever trade surplus.

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Australia targets new and emerging tourism markets (Ministerial)

19 Jun 2019 Media releases

Record numbers of tourists from South and South East Asia are spearheading strong growth in new and emerging markets, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today.

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G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy (Ministerial)

7 Jun 2019 Media releases

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham and Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews will attend the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and the Digital Economy in ...

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Australia’s quarterly trade surplus reaches record high (Ministerial)

7 Jun 2019 Media releases

Australia’s trade surplus reached a record high last quarter, highlighting the important contribution of the nation’s export sector to the Australian economy and to creating more jobs.

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A win for the Australian wine industry (Ministerial)

10 Apr 2019 Media releases

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 (Ministerial)

9 Apr 2019 Media releases

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 Media releases

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 (Ministerial)

4 Apr 2019 Media releases

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 Media releases

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 Media releases

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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