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Driving international engagement and economic opportunities for the Territory



Driving international engagement and economic opportunities for the Territory


Manison, Nicole Susan

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Australian Labor Party


Media Releases for 14th Assembly 2020 -; Media Releases; ParliamentNT




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Economic development; International commerce

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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The Northern Territory is home to thousands of generations of living culture, of multicultural connections, of perseverance and resilience. It is a place where sharing knowledge and trading with international neighbours is not a new concept. First Nations people from northern Australia traded with Makassan seafarers for hundreds of years, their trade routes stretching through Indonesia to China. The last prahu from Makassar might have visited Arnhem Land in 1907, but the importance of international engagement has not diminished. Trade and investment are the foundations of our economic growth, and are critical for the future of the Northern Territory as we advance towards a $40 billion economy by 2030. Our vision is to expand the Territorys global reach and harness our natural strengths, securing a resilient and prosperous economic future for all Territorians. Sustainable growth that creates new jobs, improves quality of life, and strengthens our resilience is underpinned by our ability to attract and retain investors and trading partners. Ministers Foreword The Northern Territory International Engagement Strategy 2022-2026 outlines our strategic plan to be a preferred partner for business in an intensely competitive and rapidly evolving global economy. We have a great story to tell, and a compelling case for trade and investment. Not just from our well established sectors like agriculture, aquaculture, mining, energy and tourism, but also from our emerging sectors such as defence, maritime, education, digital, space and creative. It is time to put the spotlight on the Territorys products, services and markets to show the world that we truly are a premier trade and investment destination. Hon Nicole Manison Minister for Northern Australia and Trade

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