Monday, 11 September 2023
Questions without Notice
International Relations: Australia and South-East Asia
This is important because with the live cattle export industry, by definition, you can't just find another market for it. That's why it had to be developed and delivered really quickly, and that is why it was so important. It's a particularly important industry for northern Australia, and I thank the member for Lingiari for her ongoing commitment.
On top of that, the visit to the Philippines was very welcome. It was the first visit for 20 years. We signed and upgraded the relationship to a strategic partnership while I was there. There are more than 250 major Australian companies operating in the Philippines, and that will make an enormous difference. One company, ACEN, is looking at lifting the $2 billion they have invested in solar energy here in Australia to $6 billion over the next three years—just one example of what can be achieved. (Time expired)