Australia joins major trade agreement on government procurement

Australia has been accepted to join the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) overnight, ensuring Australian businesses can compete for government contracts in more markets around the world. After three years of negotiations, GPA parties unanimously agreed to Australia’s final offer to accede to the agreement, which will give Australian businesses the opportunity…

Doorstop interview, Fairbairn

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Doorstop interview, Fairbairn Topics: TPP; Nauru; Wentworth by-election; Australian embassy in Israel; Ian Kiernan; 18/10/2018 7:30AM               Prime Minister: This is one of just thousands of businesses around the country that are going to be able to benefit from the TPP new trade deal that has been brought together by our Government.…

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TPP-11 to open new doors for Aussie farmers and businesses

Joint release with Prime Minister Scott Morrison  Australian farmers, businesses and investors will get access to new markets across the Americas and Asia, with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) Agreement passing Parliament today.   The Agreement means more market access for our farmers, greater opportunities for our businesses, more jobs and increased investment for Australia.  …

Perth to play host to major business events showcase

Perth will get the opportunity to lure in more international travellers after it was selected to host Australia’s largest business and incentive events showcase.   Dreamtime is Australia’s signature event for showcasing business and incentive experiences to international business events buyers and media. Incentive travel is used by businesses around the world to recognise, reward and motivate their employees.  …

New market opportunities driving Australian business optimism

Australian exporters are expecting to employ more workers, are predicting better financial positons and anticipating access to more markets, according to the results of 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 medium-sized businesses.  …

Regional tourism and jobs the big winner in new funding round

Joint release with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack  Regional tourism and local jobs are front and centre of the latest round of the Building Better Regions Fund, with regional Australia set to share in $200 million for local infrastructure and community-building projects. Deputy Prime Minister, Nationals’ Leader and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development…

Landmark TPP-11 passes through House of Representatives

Australia is another step closer to ratifying one of the most comprehensive trade deals ever struck after the final piece of implementing legislation passed the House of Representatives today.   Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) would open markets for Australian farmers, manufacturers and businesses across the Americas…