Brisbane wins bid to host major aviation conference

The Liberal National Government’s Business Events Bid Fund Program has helped Brisbane secure the rights to host the 2019 International Air Transport Association (IATA) Slot Conference.   Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the IATA conference would bring more than 1,200 aviation professionals from 230 airlines to Brisbane next year.    “An…

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Landmark TPP-11 passes through House of Representatives

Australia is another step closer to ratifying one of the most comprehensive trade deals ever struck after the final piece of implementing legislation passed the House of Representatives today.   Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) would open markets for Australian farmers, manufacturers and businesses across the Americas…

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Visit to Argentina for G20 Trade Ministers’ Meeting

I will visit Argentina from 13-14 September to represent Australia at the latest G20 Trade Ministers’ Meeting.   During this meeting I will continue to reaffirm Australia’s commitment to a rules-based and multilateral trading system, and how this is essential for continued economic stability and global prosperity.   With the evolving global trading environment, I…

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Australian blockchain leaders head to China

Leading Australian blockchain companies and investors will travel to China as part of an Australian Government-led mission to deepen collaboration and explore growth opportunities within one of the world’s fastest growing technology sectors. Top tier start-ups, scale-ups, venture capitalists, incubators and financial institutions will be represented among the 37 delegates who will visit Austrade’s Shanghai…

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Recognising the benefits of the TPP-11

The Morrison Government welcomes new analysis confirming the real benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) to Australian businesses and the overall economy.   New modelling undertaken by economists from Brandeis International Business School and Johns Hopkins University shows Australia is forecast to see $15.6 billion in net annual benefits to national income by 2030 and increases in exports of $29.9…

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New campaign to promote Australia’s hidden gems

The Morrison Government has today launched a new campaign to lure more visitors to some of Australia’s lesser known tourist destinations. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham today launched Tourism Australia’s latest campaign UnDiscover Australia to encourage travellers to visit some of the more unusual, unfamiliar and unexpected destinations and experiences on offer…

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A new chapter of economic partnership with Indonesia

Joint media release with Prime Minister Scott Morrison  Australia and Indonesia have successfully concluded negotiations on the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), deepening our economic and security cooperation with one of our major trading partners. A passionate commitment to ensuring open trade with the world, through such free trade deals, is one of the…

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Visit to Singapore for ASEAN-related Meetings

This week we will visit Singapore to advance Australia’s trade and investment interests at ASEAN-related ministerial meetings.  This will be Minister Birmingham’s first overseas engagement as trade minister and will be an important opportunity to work with Indo-Pacific countries, including our major trading partners, to promote growth and prosperity in our region.   We will…

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