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Insight - Transformation of Poland’s coal mining sector presents opportunities for Australian METS

14 Dec 2020 Insights

Australian METS organisations can offer solutions to assist the Polish coal sector, as it undertakes extensive modernisation.

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Export Finance Australia Board Appointments (Ministerial)

14 Dec 2020 Media releases

The Morrison Government has today announced a number of changes to the Export Finance Australia Board, as the organisation continues to support Australian exporters throughout the COVID-19 pandemic an ...

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Trade agreement with the Pacific enters into force (Ministerial)

13 Dec 2020 Media releases

Farmers, businesses and investors across Australia and the Pacific will have their trade opportunities boosted from today with the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus) comi ...

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Recognising Australia’s remarkable exporters (Ministerial)

11 Dec 2020 Media releases

Australia’s innovative exporters and investors have today been recognised for the contribution they make to our economy at the online Remarkable Australian Exporters’ Showcase.

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Reforms to the Export Market Development Grants scheme pass Parliament (Ministerial)

11 Dec 2020 Media releases

The Parliament has today passed legislation that backs Australian businesses to grow their exports and create jobs through reforms to the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme.

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Recognising resilient Aussie exporters in 2020

11 Dec 2020 Media releases

Australian exporters who adapted to the challenges of 2020 by embracing technology, developing new products and breaking into different markets are being recognised for their inspiring achievements.

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New push to urge young Kiwis to take a working holiday this summer (Ministerial)

10 Dec 2020 Media releases

Young New Zealanders are being urged to take a working holiday in Australia this summer and enjoy opportunities in our agricultural, tourism and hospitality sectors, particularly those in regional are ...

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Summer Programs and activities for international students in Australia

10 Dec 2020 Education news

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, some international students who would have returned home will instead remain in Australia for the summer break. In response, across Australia, student hubs, study ...

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Insight - New survey to unearth fresh mining prospects in Saudi Arabia

10 Dec 2020 Insights

A major, six-year geological survey program hopes to generate fresh data on mineral deposits in a vast area of western Saudi Arabia, according to Austrade sources in the capital, Riyadh.

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Australia-Singapore digital trade agreement kicks-off (Ministerial)

9 Dec 2020 Media releases

The Australia-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement (DEA) has kicked-off, setting a new global benchmark for digital trade rules and providing more digital trade opportunities for businesses and consume ...

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Market in focus – Indonesia

8 Dec 2020 Education news

The third market in Austrade’s new ‘market in focus’ series is Indonesia. The markets in focus series is a curation of new and existing resources for the sector that can help you better understand the ...

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Australian green hydrogen attracts major investment from Japanese giants

8 Dec 2020 Investor Update

Three of Japan’s largest corporations have invested in green hydrogen projects in Australia, confirming the country’s growing global status as a supplier of hydrogen from renewable sources.

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Australians urged to give the gift of travel this holiday period (Ministerial)

4 Dec 2020 Media releases

Tourism Australia has today kicked-off a new campaign encouraging Australians to support our tourism industry and jobs this festive season by gifting a holiday or a travel experience.

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China Grand Pharma signs A$400m commercial partnership with Telix Pharma

2 Dec 2020 Investor Update

China Grand Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Holdings Limited has signed a A$400 million licence and strategic commercial partnership with Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited, an Australian biotech firm.

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Austrade regional market update on the impact of COVID-19 (as at 2 December 2020)

2 Dec 2020 Education news

Austrade will provide regional updates on the progression and impact of COVID-19 around the world, to support the international education sector as the situation continues to evolve. These reports are ...

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Middle East opportunities: health, food, education and mining webinars now online

1 Dec 2020 Latest from Austrade

Austrade’s flagship event for exporters to the Middle East – MENA Connections – was held virtually this year. One upside is that recordings of six key webinars are now available online.

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Appointment of new Austrade CEO (Ministerial)

30 Nov 2020 Media releases

The Morrison Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Xavier Simonet as the new Chief Executive Officer of Austrade, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission.

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Australia signs world’s largest free trade agreement

26 Nov 2020 Latest from Austrade

Australia has signed up to the landmark Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement.

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Novartis signs US$50 million commercial deal with Australian biotech firm

26 Nov 2020 Investor Update

Novartis has signed an exclusive US$50 million worldwide licence and collaboration agreement with Australian regenerative medicine company Mesoblast.

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Market in focus – Vietnam

25 Nov 2020 Education news

The second market in Austrade’s new ‘market in focus’ series is Vietnam. This is a curation of new and existing resources for the sector that can help you better understand the Vietnamese market. This ...

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