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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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Market in focus – India

25 Nov 2020 Education news

Austrade has put together a ‘market in focus’ series, kicking off with India. This is a curation of new and existing resources for the sector that can help you better understand the Indian market. Thi ...

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BJSS opens first Asia-Pacific office in Australia

24 Nov 2020 Investor Update

UK technology and engineering consultancy BJSS is opening an office in Australia, its first location in the Asia-Pacific region. Based in Melbourne, Victoria, the office will support the company’s exi ...

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Fujitsu expands data centre investment in Australia

23 Nov 2020 Investor Update

Fujitsu is growing its data centre investment and capabilities in Australia as more businesses move their data into offsite data centres to support the rise in remote working due to COVID-19.

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Unique partnering model helps Cloud-based X-ray service grow in Indonesia

20 Nov 2020 Success stories

Melbourne-based Zed Technologies shows how Australian digital health ideas can accelerate overseas growth.

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