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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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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