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Past Media Releases

Past Austrade media releases are displayed below.


Other trade-related media releases and speeches are available from the Minister for Trade, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), and the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC).


Articles and other commentary from Austrade’s Chief Economist available in Economist’s Corner.

2005 Media Releases

New World Olive Oil Experiences Renaissance in US 21 Dec 2005
The Australian olive oil industry is on the brink of following in the Australian wine industry’s successful footsteps, according to Roger Ley, Group Sales & Marketing Manager for the Mitolo Group, the ...
Austrade economist Explains why trade is a good thing 19 Dec 2005
A driving interest in getting the message out about the benefits of trade inspired Austrade’s Chief Economist Tim Harcourt to write a book that makes sense out of the complexities of international tra ...
Wiser use of water earns export business for WiSA (Parliamentary Secretary) 14 Dec 2005
Australian farm equipment manufacturers are encouraged to follow the lead from Victorian-based WiSA Irrigation Solutions whose products are being snapped up overseas, Parliamentary Secretary to the ...
Kate Fischer & Pru Goward help launch Austrade economics book 12 Dec 2005
The book titled ‘Beyond Our Shores’ is a collection of essays on Australia and the global economy authored by Austrade’s Chief Economist Tim Harcourt. Austrade is the Australian Government’s export p ...
Sydney to host Turkish Prime Minister and business delegation 8 Dec 2005
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will lead the largest-ever business delegation from Turkey to visit Australia and will attend a business forum being held in Sydney on Friday December 9.
Export opportunities flourish as Turkey prospers 8 Dec 2005
Austrade’s Chief Economist Tim Harcourt said export opportunities in Turkey should not be ignored, as the visit to Australia by Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan comes to an end this Sunday, 11 December ...
33south catches the export wave to Japan 6 Dec 2005
Austrade assisted fashion house 33south has caught the export wave and this week delivers a first shipment of its premium surf fashions to Japan’s funkiest and leading fashion department store, Beams.
Australian service provider wins major Thailand contract (Parliamentary Secretary) 1 Dec 2005
The winning of a $6.6 million hospital license and service agreement in Thailand by Australian eHealth service provider, IBA Health Limited, highlights the success that companies can enjoy in Thailand ...
The wiggles win 2005 DHL Australian Exporter of the year (Ministerial) 1 Dec 2005
Colourful skivvies were rubbing shoulders with business suits tonight at the 42nd Australian Export Awards as Deputy Prime Minister and Trade Minister, Mark Vaile, named Aussie icon The Wiggles Intern ...
Melbourne to host Turkish Prime Minister and business delegation 1 Dec 2005
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in his first visit to Melbourne, will lead the largest-ever business delegation from Turkey to visit Australia and will attend a business forum being held ...
Germany's new Government brings export opportunities for Australia 30 Nov 2005
As Germany’s new leader, Angela Merkel makes her first speech as Chancellor (on November 30), Austrade has identified that the new Government's projects' agenda brings additional export opportunities ...
Ukraine economy open for business 28 Nov 2005
A delegation of Ukrainian business leaders in Sydney this week, keen to pursue exports from Australia, will throw light on strong economic news emerging from one of the region’s fastest-growing transi ...
Promising export future for South Australia's creative industries 18 Nov 2005
Exporting opportunities for South Australia’s vibrant creative industry sector, now worth $1 billion to the state economy and generating up to $100 million in exports annually, will be the focus of a ...
Acting Prime Minister opens the Bundaberg barrel (Ministerial) 18 Nov 2005
The Acting Prime Minister, Mark Vaile, today opened Bundaberg Brewed Drinks’ new visitor experience – the Bundaberg Barrel.
Austrade says Socceroos win will bring export opportunities 17 Nov 2005
Austrade’s Chief Economist, Tim Harcourt predicts the Socceroos triumphant entry into the World Cup finals in Germany that gets underway in June next year will result in increased trade between our co ...
Briefings for New England businesses on Export Market Development Grant scheme and free trade agreement opportunities (Parliamentary Secretary) 11 Nov 2005
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade, Senator Sandy Macdonald, today announced a series of free briefings for New England businesses that will offer a chance to learn how the Export Marke ...
Japan remains a potential boon for Australian exporters 9 Nov 2005
Australian companies now export $28 billion worth of goods and services a year to Japan, the world’s second largest economy and Australia’s largest export market. Japan’s vast and sophisticated consum ...
Sweden warms to Australian design torch 8 Nov 2005
Australian designers are turning up the heat in Sweden, one of the world’s leading design markets, where they are viewed as offering a fresh, individual and innovative approach.
2005 Australian Export Awards Finalists (Parliamentary Secretary) 3 Nov 2005
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade, Senator Sandy Macdonald this morning congratulated 75 outstanding Australian exporters selected as national finalists for the 42nd annual Australian ...
Regional Businesses Shine as Queensland Exports Total $28.5 Billion (Parliamentary Secretary) 31 Oct 2005
Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Senator Sandy Macdonald, will today host a showcase of successful and innovative exporters from South East Queensland at Pa ...
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