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…

Celebrating the shipping container in Australia’s trade success

Media release 22 October 2019 Fifty years ago, the first purpose-built container ship to visit Australia, the Encounter Bay, called into Fremantle and Melbourne. In the decades since, container shipping has revolutionised Australia’s trade with the world. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham today welcomed the launch of the short film ‘World in a Box’ commemorating…

Labor’s support for Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru trade deals welcomed

LABOR’S SUPPORT FOR INDONESIA, HONG KONG AND PERU TRADE DEALS WELCOMED Statement 21 October 2019 The Morrison Government welcomes confirmation from the Australian Labor Party that they will support the necessary legislation to ratify our free trade agreements with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru. Trade Minister Simon Birmingham welcomed this support and said ratification of…

Adventure/Fantasy blockbusters to boost Australian film industry

Joint media release Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP, Victorian Premier 19 October 2019 The Morrison Government is providing $30 million to Dick Cook Studios to shoot two new adventure/fantasy films, Ranger’s Apprentice and The…

Introduction of legislation for Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru trade deals

Statement 16 October 2019 The Morrison Government has today introduced the necessary legislation into the House of Representatives for Australia to ratify our free trade agreements with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru. Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said the creation of new export opportunities for Australian farmers and businesses was a key pillar in the Morrison…

Indonesia and Hong Kong trade deals should be ratified, report finds

Media release 9 October 2019 The Morrison Government welcomes the release of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) report that recommends the Parliament move to ratify free trade agreements with Indonesia and Hong Kong. Trade Minister Simon Birmingham welcomed the support of JSCOT, business and stakeholders to ratify the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement…