THE Queensland government launched a $21 million grants program this week. The Backing Queensland Maritime Jobs Program is intended to stimulate investment in the state’s maritime industry.

In other news, a firefighting helicopter arrived at Port Botany aboard a containership.

There was progress on the Inland Rail project this week, with 83 kilometres of upgraded track opening for business and early works commencing on another section.

In international news, Maersk and IBM announced they would discontinue the TradeLens platform.

And finally, a new Australia- India free-trade agreement is to come into force soon, with both countries having completed domestic requirements for the deal to go ahead.

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