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…

Australia and Indonesia sign landmark Trade Agreement

Joint Release with Prime Minister Scott Morrison  Australia and Indonesia have today signed the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), starting a new chapter of cooperation and deeper economic management in one of our most important relationships. Bolstering economic ties between our nations will create new trade opportunities for Australian and Indonesian businesses, boost two-way…

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…

Standing up for Australia’s sugar industry

Joint release with Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud and Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Mark Coulton  The Liberal-National Government, together with Brazil, has launched formal dispute action in the World Trade Organization (WTO) on India’s continuing sugar subsidies that are depressing world prices and impacting on our highly productive and globally competitive sugar…

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…

Business event fund delivers multi-million dollar boost to economy

Australia continues to be a highly sought after destination for lucrative businesses events, with the Liberal-National Government’s business events Bid Fund Program estimated to have already delivered a $187 million boost to the Australian economy. Australia’s position as a business events powerhouse comes as the Asia Pacific’s leading trade forum for the meetings and event…

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…