Australia and Singapore sign digital trade agreement

Media release 06 August 2020   Australia and Singapore have today signed a landmark Digital Economy Agreement (DEA) to further enhance digital trade opportunities for businesses and consumers in both our nations. Federal Trade Minister Simon Birmingham, who signed the Agreement with Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing in a virtual signing…

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COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea

Statement Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham, Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs The Hon Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health The Hon Alex Hawke MP, Minister for International Development and the Pacific 28 July 2020   Australia is sending an AUSMAT medical team to Papua New Guinea to support our friend and neighbour as it manages a concerning rise in COVID-19…

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More Australian wine set for Canadian shelves

27 July 2020 In a win for our wine exporters, Australia has today reached an agreement with Canada to remove unfair restrictions on Australian wine sales imposed by the Canadian federal government and in the provinces of Ontario and Nova Scotia. Federal Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said the removal of these discriminatory measures would increase…

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Iconic SA tourism destinations on the ride to recovery

South Australia’s iconic nature-based tourism sector will get a much-needed boost – with works starting on the $10 million Remarkable Southern Flinders Ranges project which will help fast track the state’s economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will transform the region into a world-class adventure tourism destination with an international mountain bike track…

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New data reinforces the importance of holidaying here this year

Joint media release Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, Senator for South Australia Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam, Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, Senator for Tasmania 08 July 2020 Australians holidaying in their own backyard this…

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Freight flights boost for Australian 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 The Hon David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries 03 July 2020…

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New Consuls-General appointed to key Austrade posts

Joint media release Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Women 26 June 2020     We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new Consuls-General to Austrade posts in Milan and Houston. These two appointees will promote Australia’s…

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