New financing measures to help build critical minerals sector

Joint media release Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, Minister for Defence 14 November 2019 Australia has world-leading deposits of rare earth and critical minerals representing a substantial commercial opportunity. The Australian Government…

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Inaugural Australia-France trade and investment Dialogue

Media release 8 November 2019 Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Simon Birmingham today welcomed France’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian to Adelaide for the inaugural Australia-France Trade and Investment Dialogue. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said it was significant that the meeting took place in Adelaide and highlighted…

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Doorstop, Shanghai China

Topics: Visit to China, Australia-China relationship, China’s anti-dumping investigation into Australian barley; Sinosteel investment in Oakajee Port Project; China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Transcript, E&OE 6 November 2019 Question: So we can start with China-Australia. You’re here for just a couple- a few days and then, are you travelling to Beijing? And what kind of access will…

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Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia with Haidi Stroud-Watts

Topics: India’s withdrawal from RCEP; Australia’s relationship with China. Transcript, E&OE 6 November 2019 Haidi Stroud-Watts: …I talked to him about the RCEP deal and whether the advantages and benefits for Australia and other participants are now lessened after India decided to withdraw? Simon Birmingham: India are choosing at this time not to proceed with RCEP. Now,…

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Interview on ABC News Breakfast with Michael Rowland and Lisa Millar

Topics: Drought Assistance Package; Trade Deal; Australia- China Relationship; Human Rights Discussions. Transcript, E&OE 6 November 2019 Lisa Millar: As the drought tightens its hold across Australia, Federal Cabinet is expected to meet today to discuss extra assistance for farmers and regional communities. The multimillion dollar package is likely to be released later this week. Farmers…

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