Consolidated Financial Statements for the Australian Government for 2019-20

Friday, 11 December 2020 The Consolidated Financial Statements present the whole of government and general government sector financial reports. The Final Budget Outcome, released on 25 September 2020, presents the financial results for the general government sector. The Auditor-General has provided an unqualified audit opinion on the Consolidated Financial Statements. Key highlights from the 2019-20 Consolidated…

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Reforms to the Export Market Development Grants scheme pass Parliament

11 December 2020 The Parliament has today passed legislation that backs Australian businesses to grow their exports and create jobs through reforms to the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme.   The EMDG scheme is a key Government financial assistance program to help aspiring and current exporters increase their marketing and promotional activities in international…

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Interview on ABC News, Afternoon Briefing, with Patricia Karvelas

Topics: trade relations with China, industrial relations reform, NZ backpackers 10/12/20 4:24PM   Patricia Karvelas:         Simon Birmingham is the Minister for Finance, Trade and Tourism and Investment and I spoke to him a short time ago.   [Excerpt]   Minister, welcome.   Simon Birmingham:     Thanks, Patricia. Great to be with you.   Patricia Karvelas:         We’re…

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Interview on Channel 7 Sunrise with Samantha Armytage

Topics: Australia-China trade relations; invitation to young Kiwis to work in Australian horticulture. 10/12/2020 07:20AM   Samantha Armytage:    Australian cotton and wheat farmers are likely to be next in the firing line, taking the total value of banned agricultural goods past $7 billion. Joining us now is Tourism and Trade Minister, Simon Birmingham. Minister, good…

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Interview on Sky News Live First Edition with Peter Stefanovic

Topics: Australia-China trade relations; Campaign attracting Kiwis for working holidays in Australia. 10/12/2020 06:47AM   Peter Stefanovic:          Australian cotton and wheat farmers are liked to become Beijing’s next targets in a string of trade attacks. China is hoping to fill its $14 billion agricultural buying commitment to the Trump administration which is straining its relationship…

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