Celebrating the shipping container in Australia’s trade success

Media release 22 October 2019 Fifty years ago, the first purpose-built container ship to visit Australia, the Encounter Bay, called into Fremantle and Melbourne. In the decades since, container shipping has revolutionised Australia’s trade with the world. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham today welcomed the launch of the short film ‘World in a Box’ commemorating…

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Continuing to turn regional Australia into tourism gold

Joint media release Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam, Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries 22 October 2019 Luring more tourists to regional Australia by showcasing its wonder, beauty and the unique experiences on offers needs to be a continued…

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Indonesia and Hong Kong trade deals should be ratified, report finds

Media release 9 October 2019 The Morrison Government welcomes the release of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) report that recommends the Parliament move to ratify free trade agreements with Indonesia and Hong Kong. Trade Minister Simon Birmingham welcomed the support of JSCOT, business and stakeholders to ratify the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement…

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Australia welcomes surge in American tourists

Media release 9 October 2019 A surge in visitor spending from the US has helped boost international tourist spending to a record $44.6 billion, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today. Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham said the increase in visitor numbers and spending from the US comes off the back of Tourism…

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Indigenous businesses seek global opportunities

Indigenous businesses seek global opportunities The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Media Release 8 October 2019 The Morrison Government is supporting Indigenous entrepreneurs and businesses expand access to markets, improve business potential and increase prosperity in a more connected global…

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