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January 2016

 

 

Prime Ministers Turnbull and Trudeau meet at APEC

Prime Ministers Malcolm Turnbull and Justin Trudeau met on the margins of the APEC Summit in Lima, Peru. The two leaders discussed ways to enhance commercial and security ties between Australia and Canada.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties report into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was tabled in Parliament on 30 November 2016. The committee report included a number of recommendations, including that Australia take binding treaty action to ratify the TPP.

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ASIC and OSC sign agreement to support innovative businesses

Under a recently signed agreement, innovative Fintech companies in Australia and Ontario will be able to draw on support from the combined resources of the financial regulators in each other's markets. ASIC and the OSC have also committed to share information on emerging trends and the potential impact on regulation.

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Australia International Investment Report

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has released the International Investment Australia 2015 Report. The publication is an informative resource providing detailed snapshots of the latest trends in Australia’s international investment position with the world.

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Did you know?

Official Australia-Canada trade relations date to January 1895, when John Short Larke, Canada’s first Trade Commissioner, arrived in Sydney.

 

Australian Screen Industry worth $3 billion

Screen Currency, the first comprehensive assessment of the economic, social and cultural worth of the nation’s screen sector, shows that the creation of Australian screen content and talent provides around $3 billion annually to the economy, generating in excess of 25,000 jobs.

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Australia investing in the next generation of resources

The Australian Government is supporting the development of the next wave of mineral, energy and groundwater resources, with work now underway on the $100 million Exploring for the Future program, which will focus in particular on exploration in Northern Australia.

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Did you know?

Mineral and energy resources represent 10 per cent of Australia’s GDP and more than 50 per cent of our exports. Currently, around eighty per cent of Australia remains under explored.

 

ACSC Cyber Security Conference

The Australian Cyber Security Centre will be hosting its third annual conference in March 2017. The Conference will feature leading cyber security experts discussing the latest threats, mitigations and advances in cyber security. The conference is open to anyone with an interest in cyber security.

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