Even better regions on the way with funding for 330 new regional projects

Joint Release with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack  Regional communities throughout Australia will benefit from 330 new infrastructure projects and community initiatives, as part of a $204.3 million investment under Round 3 of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and…

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New campaign to attract more Chinese travellers to Australia

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). Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham today officially launched Tourism Australia’s latest campaign ‘Too Australian for Words’ in an attempt to lure more…

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‘Leaders on Asia’ Keynote Address, Asia Society, Sydney – ‘Five years of strengthening Australia through trade and investment’

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Thank you very much Philippa for that welcome and indeed to you and your team for hosting us today and you for your commitment and engagement as leaders within Asia Society. To Doug Ferguson, Phillip, the team from Asia Society, I appreciate your hospitality but more importantly your thought and leadership in this…

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Remarks at Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) Signing Ceremony, Jakarta

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Your Excellency Mr Vice President, thank you for honouring us with your presence today. Excellencies, Ministers, Ambassador, my parliamentary colleague and predecessor as Minister, Steve Ciobo, distinguished leaders of business, industry. Good morning, selamat pagi.   This is an historic occasion. The signing of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement brings our two…

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Indonesia Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA)

Op Ed   Today in Jakarta, I will sign the historic Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, commonly known as IA-CEPA.   The deal marks a new chapter in Australia’s partnership with one of our closest friends and neighbours. Indonesia offers significant economic opportunities right on our doorstep. Our neighbour has one of the fastest-growing economies…

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