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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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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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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 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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