New educational tool to educate students about Australia’s trading history

The Liberal-National Government has launched a new educational tool to teach school students about the role and significance trade plays in driving Australia’s economy and building strong relationships with our regional trading partners.   Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the Australia’s Trade Through Time website will be a vital tool for…

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…

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne leaves a legacy that will deliver enduring benefits to people across South Australia and right around Australia, for decades to come.   Campaigning under the slogan “Pyne delivers” he didn’t disappoint, delivering in spades.   From an array of local projects, most notably the ARC community leisure hub at Campbelltown, through to the re-establishment…

Helping enhance infrastructure in the Pacific

The Liberal-National Government has today welcomed the passing of Legislation through the House of Representatives that will boost Australia’s support for infrastructure development in the region. The Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Efic) Amendment (Support for Infrastructure Financing) Bill 2019 Bill, that passed with the support of Labor, will provide Efic with a more flexible infrastructure…

Unlocking the potential of Australia’s emerging AgTech sector

The Liberal-National Government has today launched a new initiative to help attract more investment in Australia’s emerging agrifood tech sector. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham who will make the announcement at evokeAG in Melbourne said a new digital platform known as ‘Agriculture 4.0’ would help better connect Australian AgTech and foodtech businesses…

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…

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.…