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  • Austrade film competition to showcase business opportunities

    Parliamentary Secretary for Trade Anthony Byrne has this week announced the launch of a short film competition designed to showcase the world of international business opportunities in Australia. “The inaugural Austrade 2010 Short Film Competition encourages aspiring young film producers to produce entertaining, and informative films highlighting the opportunities, processes and issues for Australians pursuing international business” said Byrne.

  • Indian mining firm to invest $500 million in NSW coal mines

    Indian mining firm Gujarat NRE Coking Coal has announced plans to invest $500 million in the expansion of its New South Wales coal mines. Gujarat NRE owns and operates two underground coalmines in the Illawarra region and is set to spend $100 million on their expansion over the next 12 months, with the rest to be invested over the next four years. Chairman of Gujarat NRE Arun Kumar Jagatramka said, “The proposed expansion is expected to quadruple production capacity in the two mines and create an additional 150 jobs, including some apprenticeships, in the next five years.”

  • Australian universities set to establish campuses in India

    The Federal Education Department has welcomed an Indian Government plan to allow foreign universities to set up campuses in India. India’s national cabinet has approved a bill to allow foreign education providers to enter the market amid booming demand for tertiary education. Approximately half of India's 1.15 billion people are under 25 years of age and Kapil Sibal, India's Minister for Human Resource Development, says an estimated 40 million young people will be going to university over the next 10 years in India.

  • Australian research collaboration with China and India on the rise

    Research collaboration between Australia and China has almost doubled in the past decade, while partnerships with other Asia Pacific nations including New Zealand, India and Singapore are on the rise. According to a new study released by Thomson Reuters, the biggest institutional partner for Australia from 2004-2008 was the Chinese Academy of Scientists, which co-authored 1269 publications with Australian researchers.

  • Queensland Premier announces $10 million mining skills program

    Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has announced that the Government will work with industry to develop a $10 million program to train thousands of workers needed for the new Coal Seam Gas (CSG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industries. The focus of the CSG-LNG Industry Training Program will be on up-skilling current mining industry workers as well as equipping newcomers with the required skills.

     

  • Ireland to boost investment in Australia

    Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister Mary Coughlan has announced that she will lead 30 Irish companies on a trade and investment mission to Australia in May this year. Designed to promote Ireland as a competitive source of world-class expertise, products and business partnerships, the trade mission will be hosted in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, and will allow companies to explore the true potential of setting up operations in Australia.

  • Investment key for future farm profits

    At today's ABARE Outlook conference in Canberra Tony Eyres, Executive Director of Harvest Capital Partners, told delegates of the increasing interest in investment in agricultural production and farm land from institutional and strategic investors.

  • Australia to be regional financial services hub

    The Australian Government has reinforced its commitment to becoming a leading financial services centre in the Asia Pacific region.

    Following the release of the Australian Financial Centre Forum's report on Australia as a Financial Centre (the Johnson Report), Assistant Treasurer, the Hon. Chris Bowen MP, said, "Australia, as an open, well regulated and stable economy in the region, is uniquely placed to capitalise on its comparative advantages and to benefit from opportunities to grow Australia's financial services sector," Bowen said.

  • Invest in Australia - India, Sydney Launch 2009

    4th December 2009

    08:30 AM - 01:00 PM

    The Hilton Hotel, 488 George Street, Sydney

     

    Post Event (New Delhi) launch conference in Sydney.

    The Conference is designed to expose Australian and Indian investment opportunities and overall success of India Australia Investment Forum in New Delhi.

  • Photos and Messages - Delhi 2009