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Investing in Australia’s future: Companies vie for new export award

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Tonight’s Australian Export Awards will feature a new category acknowledging the important contribution of international investment into Australia’s economy.

The Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment’s Investment Award will honour an international company or joint venture making a long-term contribution to our economy by creating employment, cultivating innovation and facilitating Australian industry expansion within global supply chains.

Seven companies are nominated for the inaugural Award:

  • Boeing Australia
  • Chevron Australia
  • Equinix
  • INPEX Australia
  • Mitsui & Co.
  • Neoen Australia
  • Vadain International

“Foreign direct investment plays a critical role in Australia’s economy, providing businesses with the capital they need to grow and prosper,” Mr Ciobo said.

“It contributes to the development of new industries, securing the jobs of today and creating jobs of the future.”

The Australian Export Awards are one of the nation’s longest running business awards programs, with 12 export categories reflecting the breadth and depth of Australia’s skill set – from biotech and health, to education, agribusiness and digital technologies.

The winners of the Australian export awards, including the inaugural Investment Award, will be announced at a special ceremony in Brisbane tonight.

For further information visit: www.exportawards.gov.au

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