Australia posts record monthly trade surplus

3 July 2019 Australia registered a record trade surplus in May, underlining the continuing economic dividends the nation’s strong export sector is delivering. The May trade surplus reached $5.7 billion, surpassing the previous monthly record of $5.4 billion in February 2019, according to new data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australia’s five…

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Tourism Australia Board appointment

3 July 2019   The Morrison Government is pleased to announce today, the appointment of Penny Fowler to the Tourism Australia Board of Directors.   Minister for Tourism Simon Birmingham said Mrs Fowler who is Chairman of the Herald and Weekly Times in Melbourne, Deputy Chair of The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and is on the…

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Australia targets new an emerging tourism markets

Record numbers of tourists from South and South East Asia are spearheading strong growth in new and emerging markets, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today.   Federal Minster for Tourism Simon Birmingham said Australia’s tourism industry continued to show solid growth with more than 8.5 million international travellers spending a record $44.3…

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G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy

7 June 2019   G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy   Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham and Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews will attend the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and the Digital Economy in Tsukuba, Japan on 8 and 9 June 2019.   Minister Birmingham said…

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Deepening cultural and commercial ties between Australia and China

Minister for Youth and Sport Richard Colbeck will join Australian business and sports luminaries at the third annual AFL match in Shanghai today, celebrating the deepening cultural and commercial relationship between Australia and China. The Minister’s visit rounds off the inaugural ‘Festival of Australia’, a two-week business promotion program that showcased Australian goods and services…

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Morrison Ministry

I thank Prime Minister Scott Morrison for my re-appointment today as Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and as Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate. Increasing opportunities for Australian farmers and businesses to sell goods and services overseas, attracting job-creating overseas investment, as well as luring more overseas travellers to Australia forms…

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$4 million for historic Vickers Vimy

Joint release with SA Minister for Education  A re-elected Morrison Government, together with the Marshall Liberal Government will deliver $4 million to protect and preserve South Australia’s historic ‘Vickers Vimy’ aircraft, made famous for being the first ever aircraft to fly between Australia and England, almost 100 years ago.   Minister for Trade Tourism and…

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