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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 announcement

    TFES enhancement will boost Tasmanian economy

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott visited Devonport (March 13, 2015) to announce a $203 million expansion to the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme (TFES). From 1 January 2016, the TFES will be extended to goods going to markets not currently covered by the Scheme. Tasmanian...

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    China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

    The Coalition Government has achieved an important milestone by passing implementing legislation for the China Free Trade Agreement through the Parliament. ChAFTA is one of the most important trade deals in Australia's history and entry into force during 2015 will see an immediate round...

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  • #VisitMyElectorate

    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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  • Like me on Facebook

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    I'm now on Facebook - check out my page  here Like my page to keep up-to-date with what I'm up to around Tasmania and in my ministerial roles.

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  • Tourism Employment Plan for Tasmania

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    A new employment plan is being developed for Tasmania's North West and West Coast tourism industry, to help re-skill the workforce and create the capacity to handle stronger growth in traveller numbers. The Plan will promote tourism as a career path...

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  • Ministerial Appointment

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    Senator Richard Colbeck has been sworn into theTurnbull ministry (21/9/2015), being named Minister for Tourism and International Education and Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment. "I am very excited to have been given the opportunity to move into...

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