International tourism to Australia at record high

A record 8.5 million overseas tourists made Australia their choice holiday destination last year, pumping a massive $44 billion into the Australian economy, according to the latest international visitor survey results released today. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the tourism industry in Australia continued to boom. “These latest results show an…

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Joint Communique of the 11th Singapore-Australia Joint Ministerial Committee

Australia and Singapore Ministers met in Sydney today for the 11th meeting of the Singapore-Australia Joint Ministerial Committee (SAJMC). The Ministers acknowledged the longstanding friendship and deep bilateral collaboration anchored in our shared strategic and economic interests, and our shared concern for the security, stability and prosperity of our region. Australia and Singapore share our…

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Helping more Australian businesses export to the world

The Liberal-National Government is backing Australian small and medium exporters through a $60 million boost to the export market development grants (EMDG) scheme to help them export more of their products and services to new markets around the world. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said the funding boost for the Export Market…

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Singapore-Australia Joint Ministerial Committee

Joint Release with Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne This week, the Foreign, Trade and Defence Ministers will host their Singaporean counterparts for the 11th Singapore-Australia Joint Ministerial Committee (SAJMC) meeting in Sydney. The biennial high-level talks are an important opportunity to discuss regional security, including our response to…

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Positioning Australia as a critical minerals powerhouse

The Liberal-National Government has today launched a new strategy to elevate Australia as a world powerhouse in the minerals that will underpin the industries of the future including agritech, aerospace, defence, renewable energy and telecommunications.   Released today, Australia’s Critical Minerals Strategy 2019 maps out a vision for Australia as a world leader in exploration,…

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Australia and Hong Kong pen historic trade deal

Australia and Hong Kong have today signed the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (A‑HKFTA) and associated Investment Agreement, securing more certainty and opportunities for Australian farmers, businesses and investors.   Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the agreements marked a new chapter in Australia’s close and mutually beneficial relationship with Hong Kong.   “Australian farmers, businesses,…

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Consul-General and Senior Trade Commissioner San Francisco

Joint Release with Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne  We are pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Nichles as Australia’s new Consul-General and Senior Trade Commissioner in San Francisco.  The United States is the largest foreign investor in Australia, Australia’s largest foreign investment destination, and the fourth largest destination for Australian exports. Mr Nichles…

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Advancing Australia’s blockchain industry

Joint release with Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews  The development of a national blockchain roadmap and $100,000 of funding from the Morrison Government will help position Australia’s burgeoning blockchain industry to become a global leader. The roadmap will focus on a number of policy areas including regulation, skills and capacity building, innovation,…

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Boosting innovation and entrepreneurship in Adelaide

Joint release with Minister Alan Tudge and Minister Karen Andrews  A soon to be announced City Deal between the Morrison Government and the Marshall Government and the Adelaide City Council will unlock dedicated funding for innovation and research, kick-starting local job creation and entrepreneurship in the area. A $20 million funding injection from the Morrison…

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New campaign to boost regional tourism

Joint release with Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs David Coleman and Assistant Minister for Agriculture Richard Colbeck  The Liberal-National Government has today announced a new campaign to attract more working holiday makers to Australia, helping to support our farmers and boost regional tourism. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said Australia…

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