The benefits stemming from Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with Japan will be felt right across Brisbane, with local businesses and consumers set to reap the rewards of the deal, the Hon Teresa Gambaro, Federal Member for Brisbane said today.
The landmark Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) enters into force today, 15 January 2015, which Ms Gambaro explained, means more than 97 per cent of Australia’s goods exports to Japan will receive preferential access, or enter duty-free, once it’s fully implemented.
Federal Member for Brisbane, the Hon Teresa Gambaro MP has congratulated 12 sports participants on receiving a Local Sporting Champions grants to support their progress in sport.
Ms Gambaro said today the grants of $500 – administered by the Australian Sports Commission – provide financial assistance to the athletes, coaches and officials towards the cost of their travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when attending an endorsed state, national or international championships.
The Brisbane athletes provided with Local Sporting Champions grants include: