A win for the Australian wine industry

10 April 2019 The Liberal-National Government has today reached an agreement with Canada to remove unfair restrictions on Australian wine sales in the province of British Columbia. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the Canadian Government had agreed to eliminate discriminatory measures that limit opportunities for Australian wine sales in British Columbia, by 1…

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Backing our SMEs to export to the world

The Liberal-National Government is backing a $12 million program to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Australia realise their export dreams. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the Government’s support for the TradeStart program would help SMEs to export their products and services to new markets around the world. “We recognise…

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Major boost for Rottnest Island tourism

Major boost for Rottnest Island tourism   Western Australia’s iconic Rottnest Island is set for a major boost with the Liberal-National Government today announcing $17.2 million for vital infrastructure upgrades to help enhance the visitor experience and ensure the long-term sustainability of the Island. Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said Rottnest Island was…

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Cultural tourism front and centre of new tourism partnership

High value international visitors seeking bespoke and premium tourism experiences will be the focus of a new partnership launched today between Tourism Australia and Australia’s most iconic arts and cultural attractions. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said Cultural Attractions of Australia will help lure more high value travellers and drive visitation to…

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Enhancing Australia’s role in Pacific infrastructure projects

Joint Release with Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne  The Morrison Government welcomes the passing of legislation that will significantly boost Australia’s ability to support infrastructure development in the Indo-Pacific region. The passage of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Efic) Amendment (Support for Infrastructure Financing) Bill 2019, with the support of Labor, significantly expands…

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Australia registers record monthly trade surplus

The Morrison Government has today welcomed new ABS data showing Australia registered a record $4.8 billion monthly trade surplus for February, highlighting the ongoing strength and international competitiveness of Australia’s export sector. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said this new monthly trade data reinforced the need for the quick ratification of our…

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2019-20 Foreign Affairs and Trade Budget

Joint Release with Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne  The 2019-20 Budget continues the Morrison Government’s commitment to advancing Australia’s national interests by protecting our security and prosperity and providing more opportunities for Australian exporters in an increasingly contested and competitive world. The Morrison Government is deepening its engagement with partners and allies across the…

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$21 million boost to grow footy in South Australia

Joint release with the Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Minister for Sport Bridget McKenzie  South Australian football across all levels is set for a boost with the Morrison Government today announcing funding of $21 million to support two major sporting and recreational facilities across Adelaide. This major funding boost announced in Adelaide includes $15 million to…

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