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CACC Brisbane Celebrates Air Canada’s BNE-YVR Route

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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, June 16, 2022 - The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce (CACC) congratulates corporate sponsor, Air Canada, on its resumption of non-stop flights between Brisbane and Vancouver. To recognise this important milestone and benefit to Australian and Canadian businesses, a special breakfast and pre-launch event was held in Brisbane. Among those joining Air Canada’s celebration are representatives from CACC, Canada’s High Commissioner to Australia and Consul General to Sydney, Queensland’s Treasurer and Minister of Trade and Investment, delegates of international trade and export development, executives from Air Canada and guests from across different business sectors. After two years of pandemic disruption, travellers expressed they are ready to dust off their passports to connect to world renowned holiday destinations and business opportunities. This included people who have been isolated from friends and family who were waiting for travel convenience. The return of non-stop, direct flights is also welcomed by businesses involved in trade and business relationships between Australia and Canada. The convenience of transiting and travel time for product shipments and people is necessary and important across many economic sectors such as international students and agriculture. Air Canada’s re-start of regular service between Brisbane and Vancouver is expected to refuel and support the recovery of both countries' international travel and trade sectors. The inaugural restoration flight will depart Vancouver on July 1st, as Canadians celebrate Canada Day and close ties with our Australian cousins. Operating four times a week, Queenslanders will be able to connect onwards from Vancouver to destinations across Canada, the United States and beyond. In Australia, travellers will be able to book conjunction flights to major cities and popular Queensland tourist destinations, such as Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, the Whitsundays, and Cairns. Canada-Australia business and people ties are of significance to our two economies. We also share...

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Welcome to Melbourne – Consul General of Canada in Sydney, Andre Francois Giroux

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The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Consul General of Canada in Sydney, Andre Francois Giroux, and the Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner, Sarah Quigley to two events in Melbourne in May to discuss COVID-19, international trade and expanding into new markets. Hosted by Minter Ellison, the events were the first held in person by the CACC since the start of the pandemic and were an opportunity for business discussions and networking. Consul General Giroux said coming to Australia had been one of the best moves for his family. “When I go home each night to see big smiling faces with everyone so grateful and happy to be here, it really reinforces how wonderful it is to be in Australia,” he said. Consul General Giroux said while it was sometimes easy to forget about COVID-19 in Australia, given the remarkable efforts that had been achieved in controlling the virus, watching the news was a stark reminder that other countries were not fairing so well. Yet he said the importance of international trade to the Australian market meant the border could not stay closed forever. “There will be a time when Australia needs to open its border because international trade is such an important part of its economy. In Canada, two thirds of its economy rests with international trade and it is a similar reality for Australia,” he said. “The Canadian Government is working really hard to ensure we have a post-COVID recovery that rests on the principles of rules-based trade. We have a number of free trade agreements in place, which are crucial to ensuring the free flow of Canadian goods and services to other parts of the world.” When it came to the role of the Canadian Commission in Sydney and the Canadian High Commission in Canberra, Consul...

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Welcome To Australia, Canadian Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner Sarah Quigley

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Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner Sarah Quigley took up her posting in Australia in January 2020, just as the first COVID-19 cases emerged in Australia. She relocated first to Canberra and then Sydney from Vancouver, with her New Zealand-born husband and two young children. Despite arriving in Australia during a difficult time, Ms Quigley said she loved the beauty of the country and the attitude of the people. “I obviously came to Australia at a challenging time, amidst the bushfires and then COVID-19, and I quickly gained an understanding of the resilience and fortitude of Australians, qualities which are shared by Canadians.” As Senior Trade Commissioner, her role is to lead the trade team in Australia and advise on matters of trade promotion and investment to help Canadian businesses grow in Australia by connecting them with funding, support and opportunities. Conversely, she helps Australian businesses invest and expand in Canada. The trade team consists of 14 trade commissioners and trade commissioner assistants across Australia. “We help businesses export abroad by providing them information on the sector, product or service in Australia they are involved in,” Ms Quigley said. “We provide practical exporting assistance to businesses, helping them get their product from point A to point B. We also support businesses through programs like CanExport, which provides financial assistance to businesses looking to break into new markets.” “We provide problem solving assistance in helping businesses assess their potential or provide business contacts here in Australia.” “Another important service we provide is market access, so if businesses are having trouble in a particular sector, for example, navigating a regulatory issue, we work with these businesses to help represent their needs.” She said being a Senior Trade Commissioner was incredibly interesting and rewarding. “The best part about the role is meeting with Canadian companies....

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