International tourism to Australia at record high

A record 8.5 million overseas tourists made Australia their choice holiday destination last year, pumping a massive $44 billion into the Australian economy, according to the latest international visitor survey results released today. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the tourism industry in Australia continued to boom. “These latest results show an…

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Transcript of doorstop interview, Sydney

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Topics: Export market development grants (EMDG); Labor’s negative gearing policy; the Greens; One Nation; Budget. Simon Birmingham: The Government is announcing a $60 million boost to the export market development grants. This is an investment in helping Australian exporters to succeed on the world stage. This is building upon incredible success we’ve already had in…

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Joint Communique of the 11th Singapore-Australia Joint Ministerial Committee

Australia and Singapore Ministers met in Sydney today for the 11th meeting of the Singapore-Australia Joint Ministerial Committee (SAJMC). The Ministers acknowledged the longstanding friendship and deep bilateral collaboration anchored in our shared strategic and economic interests, and our shared concern for the security, stability and prosperity of our region. Australia and Singapore share our…

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Singapore-Australia Joint Ministerial Committee

Joint Release with Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne This week, the Foreign, Trade and Defence Ministers will host their Singaporean counterparts for the 11th Singapore-Australia Joint Ministerial Committee (SAJMC) meeting in Sydney. The biennial high-level talks are an important opportunity to discuss regional security, including our response to…

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Positioning Australia as a critical minerals powerhouse

The Liberal-National Government has today launched a new strategy to elevate Australia as a world powerhouse in the minerals that will underpin the industries of the future including agritech, aerospace, defence, renewable energy and telecommunications.   Released today, Australia’s Critical Minerals Strategy 2019 maps out a vision for Australia as a world leader in exploration,…

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Australia and Hong Kong pen historic trade deal

Australia and Hong Kong have today signed the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (A‑HKFTA) and associated Investment Agreement, securing more certainty and opportunities for Australian farmers, businesses and investors.   Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the agreements marked a new chapter in Australia’s close and mutually beneficial relationship with Hong Kong.   “Australian farmers, businesses,…

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