Appointment as Minister for Finance

STATEMENT 30 October 2020   Appointment as Minister for Finance   I thank the Prime Minister for entrusting me with the responsibility of serving as Australia’s new Minister for Finance and as the Leader of the Government in the Senate.   The world faces the largest global economic crisis since the Great Depression. My first…

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Songlines exhibition to join UK/Australia Season

Joint media release Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Women Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts 27 October 2020 The National Museum of Australia’s Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition will tour to The…

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Australia to host virtual WTO ministerial meeting

27 October 2020   Australia will tonight host a virtual meeting of 22 World Trade Organization (WTO) ministers, to drive negotiations of global rules on fisheries subsidies and discuss the role of the WTO in contributing to the global economic recovery from COVID-19.   Federal Trade Minister Simon Birmingham, who will chair the meeting, said…

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Australian mangoes ripe for export success

Joint media release: The Hon David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management 22 October 2020 Millions of Australian mangoes will soon be on their way to key export markets around the world, thanks to support from the Liberal-National Government’s International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM). With a $317.1 million funding boost in the…

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New pitch to boost investment in critical minerals projects

Joint media release The Hon Keith Pitt MP, Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia 20 October 2020 The Morrison-McCormack Government has today released a new pitch to attract more investment in critical minerals projects and greenfield opportunities, as Australia continues to elevate itself as a leading source and exporter of critical minerals. The Australian Critical…

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Boosting trade and investment ties across the Pacific

Joint media release Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Women 14 October 2020 Trade opportunities across the Pacific will be boosted with formal notification today that Cook Islands has ratified the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus). As the eighth signatory to the trade deal, Cook Islands is…

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