First flight takes off under $110 million freight assistance initiative

Joint media release The Hon Michael McCormack MP, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development The Hon David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam, Assistant Minister for Forestry, Fisheries and Regional Tourism 09 April 2020   Premium quality Australian seafood will soon be on…

New data highlights importance of tourism recovery post COVID-19

Statement 08 April 2020   Australia’s tourism industry demonstrated strong growth in 2019, according to the latest International Visitor Survey and National Visitor Survey data, highlighting the important role tourism will play in the economic recovery when the COVID-19 crisis passes.  Today’s release from Tourism Research Australia for the year ending December 2019 shows that…

Securing freight access for Australian agricultural and fisheries exporters

Joint media release The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham  Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate The Hon David Littleproud MP Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam Assistant…

Funding boost to support Australian exporters and tourism businesses

Media release 01 April 2020 The Morrison Government will inject an extra $49.8 million into the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program in the 2019-20 financial year, allowing exporters and tourism businesses to get additional reimbursements for costs incurred in marketing their products and services around the world. Federal Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham…

Joint ministerial statement by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, New Zealand and Singapore

Joint ministerial statement 25 March 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious global crisis. As part of our collective response to combat COVID-19, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, New Zealand and Singapore are committed to maintaining open and connected supply chains. We will also work closely to identify…

Australia and Singapore enhance digital trade ties

Media release 23 March 2020 Australia and Singapore have today concluded negotiations on a landmark Digital Economy Agreement that will further boost trade opportunities with our largest two-way trading partner in South-East Asia. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said that although the current circumstances were placing immense pressure on trade-exposed businesses, the…