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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Joint statement by Minister Birmingham and Secretary of State Truss on the launch of negotiations for the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement

Joint statement 17 June 2020     Today we are very pleased to announce the launch of free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between Australia and the United Kingdom. An FTA between our two nations, close allies with deep historical and people-to-people ties, will support the economic recovery from COVID-19 and take our bilateral trade and…

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Austrade CEO

Statement 12 June 2020   The Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham has expressed thanks and acknowledged the contribution of outgoing Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Fahey. Dr Fahey has advised of her decision to step down as Austrade CEO with effect on 10 July 2020. “As CEO,…

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WTO Reaffirms Australia’s Tobacco Plain Packaging Measure

Joint media release The Hon. Greg Hunt MP,Minister for Health Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham,Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment 10 June 2020     The World Trade Organization (WTO) has reaffirmed its earlier decision that Australia’s tobacco plain packaging is a legitimate policy measure that is making a meaningful contribution to public health. The…

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South Australian premium produce flying high

Joint media release Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment The Hon David Ridgway MLC, State Minister for Trade and Investment 07 June 2020   South Australian exporters of fresh produce, seafood and meat now have another pathway into critical export markets, with the Morrison Government securing a critical freight route…

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Bridging the gap for Tasmanian exporters

Joint media release Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam, Assistant Minister for Forestry, Fisheries and Regional Tourism The Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP, Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade 20 May 2020   Tasmania’s seafood exporters and fresh food producers will have a new link to…

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Great Barrier Reef Tourism and Regional Economic Boost

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 Sussan Ley MP, Minister for the Environment The Hon Warren Entsch MP, Special Envoy for the Great Barrier Reef 12 May 2020   Tourism…

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