Australia technology hub
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Australia raises profile as technology hub

When Melanie Perkins pitched her idea to build a graphic design platform for everyday users to investors she was rejected more than 100 times and told it could not be done in Australia.

EU talks with Australia and New Zealand deal UK free trade
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EU talks with Australia and New Zealand deal blow to UK free trade plans

The EU has leapt ahead of the UK in the pursuit of free trade deals with Australia and New Zealand after member states gave the green light for talks to start within weeks. With Theresa May insistent that leaving the EU will involve exiting the customs union and the bloc’s external commercial policy.