Australia welcomes agreement to finalise regional trade deal

Statement 4 November 2019 Australia has welcomed agreement to quickly finalise a landmark deal for trade in our region that will boost export opportunities for Australian businesses and create more local jobs. Minister for Trade Simon Birmingham said the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) would further integrate Australian businesses into the world’s fastest growing region.…

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Doorstop, Bangkok

Topics: Regional Comprehensive Partnership; China; Drought; Hong Kong. Transcript, E&OE Press Conference, The Sukhothai, Bangkok 3 November 2019 Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much for coming along, and welcome to Bangkok. I’ve been here for a couple of days and in that time have had bilateral engagements and discussions with my counterpart from Indonesia confirming our mutual…

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Interview on 3AW, Breakfast, with Ross Stephenson and John Burns

Topics: New tourism campaign; tourism industry. Transcript, E&OE 30 October 2019 Ross Stephenson: Victoria will be front and centre of a new tourism campaign to be launched today that will use Australian values to lure more visitors. Simon Birmingham is the Tourism Minister. Minister, good morning to you. Simon Birmingham: Good morning guys, great to be with…

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Interview on ABC Radio Melbourne Mornings, with Virginia Trioli

Topics: Philausophy tourism Campaign; Uluru; Horse racing industry; Daniel Andrews Agreement with Mainland China. Transcript, E&OE 30 October 2019 Virginia Trioli: And now we’re trying a new approach. It’s about the Philausophy of Australia. Yeah, that’s what it’s going to. It’s called the Philausophy, as in P-H-I-L-A-U-S, aus, O-P-H-Y. It aims to get international visitors to…

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Australian exporters thriving from new market opportunities

Media release 29 October 2019 Australian exporters remain optimistic, expect to improve their financial position and are looking to expand into new markets, according to encouraging results in the latest Australian International Business Survey (AIBS). The AIBS provides a unique insight into the perceptions of internationally-engaged Australian businesses, with a particular focus on small and…

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Interview on Sky News Live, Business Weekend, with Ticky Fullerton and Leo Shanahan

Topics: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation; US-China trade tensions; Hong Kong; China’s developing country status; negative globalism; The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. Transcript, E&OE 27 October 2019 Ticky Fullerton: Well, our Trade Minister Simon Birmingham is heading overseas later this week. He joins us live from Adelaide. Minister, very nice to talk to you there. I know that…

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