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    Australia's aquatic and coastal attractions on show to the world

    I was extremely proud to announce the latest chapter of the Tourism Australia There's Nothing Like Australia marketing campaign on Australia Day 2016. Aussie movie star Chris Hemsworth is the star the campaign and helps to showcase Australia's aquatic and coastal...

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    Record breaking year for international tourism

    On 18 November 2015 I released Tourism Research Australia's State of the Industry 2015 report which reveals a record breaking year for Australia's tourism industry. International visitor inbound arrivals increased by 6.6 per cent to a record 6.6 million arrivals in...

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    TFES enhancement will boost Tasmanian economy

    In March 2015 the Coalition Government announced a $203 million expansion to the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme (TFES). This extension commenced on 1 January 2016, meaning Tasmanian businesses can now send goods via the mainland to markets not...

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    China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

    The Coalition Government has achieved an important milestone, with the entry into force of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) on 20 December 2015.  ChAFTA is an historic agreement that will deliver real benefits to Australia, enhancing our competitive position in the...

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  • Funding available to enhance heritage places

    Community groups across Tasmania are invited to apply for grants through the 2015-16 round of the Community Heritage and Icons Grants programme. These grants are part of the Australian Government's $1.4 million commitment to provide opportunities for community groups to engage...

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  • Country of Origin Labelling - Tasmanian Information Sessions

    The Country of Origin Labelling Taskforce is holding free information sessions for the community to find out more about the proposed changes to country of origin labelling. The sessions planned for Tasmania are: Hobart Tuesday 19 January 2016, 9--11 am Best Western 156 Bathurst Street,...

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  • Three Capes Track

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    Tasmania's newest wilderness experience, the Three Capes Track, was officially opened on December 21 2015. It is destined to be a major drawcard and will encourage people from across the world to come and experience the spectacular beauty of Tasmania. The Commonwealth...

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    Cradle Mt - by Senator Colbeck

    I entered my photograph of Cradle Mountain in the Visit My Electorate competition being run by Tourism and Transport Forum Australia and Tourism Australia. A great opportunity to promote Tasmania as a tourist destination - plus the chance to win a...

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