Senate debates

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Questions without Notice


2:41 pm

Photo of Anne RustonAnne Ruston (SA, Liberal Party, Minister for Families and Social Services) Share this | Hansard source

Thank you, Senator Patrick. I wasn't in the meetings that the trade minister and the agriculture minister had, or are having, with the wine industry today, where I'm sure they will be discussing a number of things by which the Australian government can support the Australian wine industry through these particularly difficult times. One thing I can tell you is that the government has, over recent months and years, worked to open up other trade market opportunities—for instance, through the agricultural counsellors who have been put in place in many of our highly profitable other trade markets. I believe we now have 22 trade counsellors that are working through the ASEAN countries to make sure that we continue to successfully build markets and get favourable trading arrangements with these emerging markets.

We also do things like the Export Market Development Grants program. Their free seminars and trade advantage opportunities— (Time expired)


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