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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Interview on ABC 891 with David Bevan and Ali Clarke

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Topics: One Nation; Fraser Anning; Christchurch shootings. 27/03/2019 9.05AM David Bevan: Let’s welcome Simon Birmingham, Liberal Senator, Minister for Trade, he’s on the phone line this morning good morning Simon Birmingham. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, great to be with you. David Bevan: In our studio, Amanda Rishworth, Labor MP for Kingston, good morning to you. Amanda Rishworth: Good…

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Interview on Sky AM Agenda with Laura Jayes and Kieran Gilbert

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Topics: Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (A‑HKFTA); One Nation. 26/03/2019 7:20AM Simon Birmingham: [start of audio] … boutique distilleries will be able to, in there with mutual recognition arrangements, in terms of product labelling and guarantees, that they can easily get their products into the many small bars and hotels across Hong Kong. So a…

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Consul-General and Senior Trade Commissioner San Francisco

Joint Release with Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne  We are pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Nichles as Australia’s new Consul-General and Senior Trade Commissioner in San Francisco.  The United States is the largest foreign investor in Australia, Australia’s largest foreign investment destination, and the fourth largest destination for Australian exports. Mr Nichles…

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Interview with Nicole Graham on regional ABC 639 North West (South Australia)

 E&OE… Topics: Tourism Australia’s new working holiday makers campaign; minimum wage; student climate change rally. Narelle Graham: South Australia is making a pitch to bring French, German and UK students for a working holiday on the Neptune Islands in the Spencer Gulf, this is part of a seven point five million dollar tourism strategy that…

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