Reforms implemented since the 1980s have transformed Australia from an inward-looking, highly protected and regulated marketplace to an open, internationally competitive, export-oriented economy. Key economic reforms included unilaterally reducing high tariffs and other protective barriers to free trade, floating the Australian dollar, deregulating the financial services sector, including liberalizing access for foreign banks, increasing flexibility in the labor market, reducing duplication and increasing efficiency between the federal and state branches of government, privatizing many government-owned monopolies and reforming the taxation system.

Whether you are interested in exporting your goods to Australia or forming a joint venture with an Australian company, the following resources can help guide you to the key resources you'll need to make your endeavor a success.

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