First flight takes off under $110 million freight assistance initiative

Joint media release The Hon Michael McCormack MP, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development The Hon David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam, Assistant Minister for Forestry, Fisheries and Regional Tourism 09 April 2020   Premium quality Australian seafood will soon be on…

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New data highlights importance of tourism recovery post COVID-19

Statement 08 April 2020   Australia’s tourism industry demonstrated strong growth in 2019, according to the latest International Visitor Survey and National Visitor Survey data, highlighting the important role tourism will play in the economic recovery when the COVID-19 crisis passes.  Today’s release from Tourism Research Australia for the year ending December 2019 shows that…

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Securing freight access for Australian agricultural and fisheries 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 Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate The Hon David Littleproud MP Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam Assistant…

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Joint ministerial statement by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, New Zealand and Singapore

Joint ministerial statement 25 March 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious global crisis. As part of our collective response to combat COVID-19, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, New Zealand and Singapore are committed to maintaining open and connected supply chains. We will also work closely to identify…

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Australia and Singapore enhance digital trade ties

Media release 23 March 2020 Australia and Singapore have today concluded negotiations on a landmark Digital Economy Agreement that will further boost trade opportunities with our largest two-way trading partner in South-East Asia. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said that although the current circumstances were placing immense pressure on trade-exposed businesses, the…

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Free entry to Commonwealth national parks

Joint media release The Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment The Hon Sussan Ley MP, Minister for the Environment 13 March 2020 The Australian Government has announced that visitors will be able to access iconic Commonwealth national parks for free, with entry fees waived for Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Kakadu and Booderee National Parks…

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Australian brands get more exposure in India

Media release 26 February 2020 Australian brands will now have exposure to hundreds of millions of extra potential customers with the launch of the Australian online store on Amazon India.  Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham who launched the new online store in Mumbai today, said the Australian store on Amazon India would…

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