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RocketSpace to open tech startup campuses in Australia
23 Jan 2017
San Francisco’s RocketSpace – the US startup accelerator that helped launch tech companies such as Uber and Spotify – is opening its first Australian campuses in 2017.
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Trans-Pacific Partnership (Ministerial)
22 Jan 2017
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an agreement of unprecedented scope and ambition.
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Major sporting events in Latin America offer opportunities for Australia
20 Jan 2017
The Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games and the Lima 2019 Pan American Games are providing a range of opportunities for Australian businesses.
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Australia Unlimited feature
Diagnosing deadly epidemics
19 Jan 2017
A/Prof. Joanne Macdonald is developing a new biosensor, similar to a take-home pregnancy tests, to diagnose diseases. This portable diagnostic technology could save lives and help clinicians world-wid ...
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Economic analysis
Steady as she goes (maybe): IMF updates its global outlook for trade and growth
18 Jan 2017
The IMF has released the January update to its world economic outlook (WEO). The projection for global growth is unchanged from the previous round of forecasts the Fund released last October, with wo ...
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Media releases
Stephanie Fahey appointed Austrade Chief Executive Officer (Ministerial)
17 Jan 2017
Today I am pleased to announce Stephanie Fahey as the next Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).
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Economic analysis
Introducing the new 2017 Benchmark Report
16 Jan 2017
The 2017 Benchmark Report (BMR) was released today by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).
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Economic analysis
Australia’s export performance updated: Resources, energy and the outlook
16 Jan 2017
I want to update the story on how Australian exports performed over 2015-16 and examine how the past few months’ data have changed the picture.
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Media releases
World Economic Forum (Ministerial)
16 Jan 2017
The World Economic Forum (WEF) presents a significant opportunity to promote Australia as an investment destination and engage in dialogue with the global community on major economic challenges on the ...
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Media releases
After two years JAEPA is still bringing benefits for Australia (Ministerial)
14 Jan 2017
Tomorrow marks two years since the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) entered into force and the Agreement continues to deliver a competitive advantage for Australian businesses in ...
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Economic analysis
Australia’s export performance in 2015-16
13 Jan 2017
This post takes a (slightly belated) look at how Australia’s exports fared over the last financial year (2015-16 or FY2016).
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Australia Unlimited feature
Stashd: a one-stop shopping app for global fashion
12 Jan 2017
24 year-old Jessica Wilson has developed a smartphone app that connects users with high-quality fashion brands and stores from around the world in one app.
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Media releases
Brisbane to host Dreamtime 2017 (Ministerial)
10 Jan 2017
Today I announce that Tourism Australia’s signature business showcase event, Dreamtime, will be held in Brisbane for the first time in 2017.
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Success stories
UQ – taking a lead on educating Asia
6 Jan 2017
The University of Queensland (UQ) creates change in the world through its global reach in education, research and translation. As one of the world’s top 50 universities, it is not surprising that 12,0 ...
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Success stories
The sweet fruits of exporting
6 Jan 2017
Manbulloo Mangoes Managing Director Marie Piccone has spent the last decade building a mango empire. Thanks to her horticultural background, talented team, hard work and innovation, Manbulloo now has ...
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Success stories
Aussies take a bite of the Japanese market
6 Jan 2017
Businesses are often founded on the simplest of ideas. This is true for entrepreneur James Scott who, within seven years, has turned his snack habits – and the germ of an idea – into a multimillion-do ...
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Success stories
Golden North ice-cream hits the sweet spot in China
6 Jan 2017
Dating back to the 1880s, Golden North is part of South Australia’s history and has become its favourite household ice-cream. Made in rural and picturesque Laura, 230 kilometres north of Adelaide, Gol ...
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Success stories
Rock lobsters the catch of the day
6 Jan 2017
Founded in the 1950s by a small group of lobster fishermen, the Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative in Western Australia is now the largest rock lobster exporter in the world with a membership of 200 f ...
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Success stories
Flametree Wines gets a good taste of China
6 Jan 2017
Flametree Wines may be considered a young and small winery, but having won the prestigious Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, and a sterling write-up by famed Australian wine writer James Halliday, all bac ...
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Success stories
A spoonful of China makes the medicine go down
6 Jan 2017
Just five years ago BJP Laboratories had a mere handful of staff and a modest facility. Today, Gold Coast-based BJP is one of Australia’s leading contract complementary medicine manufacturers for some ...
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