Positioning Australia’s tourism industry for the future

Consultations are now open on Australia’s next national tourism strategy, with industry stakeholders encouraged to have their say on a draft report developed by the Beyond Tourism 2020 Steering Committee.   Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham urged stakeholders, from local and state governments to peak industry bodies and individual tourism operators to…

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Australia, Japan and Singapore welcome WTO electronic commerce negotiations

Australia, Japan and Singapore hosted an informal meeting of Ministers on the World Trade Organization (WTO) e-commerce initiative in the margins of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Ministers welcomed the progress made in the WTO e-commerce initiative since its launch at the eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires in 2017.…

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Australia leads the move to negotiations on digital trade rules

Australian efforts have ignited negotiations with 75 other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), representing over 90 per cent of global trade, on the development of new international rules in digital trade. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said establishing new international rules for digital trade would help keep markets open, reduce…

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Interview on ABC 891, Breakfast with Ali Clarke and David Bevan

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC 891, Breakfast with Ali Clarke and David Bevan Topics: Captain Cook; Cashless Welfare Card; Warren Mundine; Sam Dastyari 23/01/2019 9:05AM   David Bevan:    From Davos this morning good morning Simon Birmingham.   Simon Birmingham:     Hello David, Ali and listeners.   David Bevan:    You’re there bringing world peace are you and…

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