Australia's business and economics links with Asian countries have expanded rapidly in recent years and this has been greatly facilitated by members of Australia's Asian business communities. However, the nature and extent of the community’s influence and impact on international trade and business is largely unknown.

This survey is aimed at Chinese Australians and Indian Australians who are involved in business, such as being a business owner, franchisee or manager, or working for a business owned by Indian or Chinese Australians. If you do not fall into one of these categories, please do not complete this survey.

This short survey will ask about your experiences and opinions in order to highlight the strengths of the Asian business community, the opportunities that they enable and the challenges that they face.

This survey is part of a federally-funded research project, Business Diasporas in Australia: maximising people to people links in Asia. The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) is leading the project, and the final report will be presented to the Office of the Chief Scientist and the Commonwealth Science Council in early 2016.

As a member of Australia’s Asian business community, your participation in this survey will help strengthen Asia-Australia business relations and increase Australia’s prospects in Asia by improving trade and investment potential and possibilities. Your responses will shape recommendations to improve government policy and trade and business practices.

This survey should take approximately 20-minutes to complete. All responses are completely confidential with no identifying data being collected. Your privacy will be protected, as the results from the survey will be analysed at an aggregate level. The raw data from this survey will not be provided to any individual, organisation or agency and will only be used for the purpose of this research study. You can request a copy of the Final Report, once it is complete.

We sincerely thank you for your time in contributing to this important research study.

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