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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.

2007 Media Releases

Aussie food to entice American palates during the festive season 24 Dec 2007
A selection of Australia’s finest foods will tempt American taste buds from coast to coast throughout their holiday season and into the New Year, during the supermarket promotions and Winter Fancy Foo ...
Aussie IT firms urged to partner with India 19 Dec 2007ICT
Austrade, the Australian Government’s export development agency, is encouraging local Australian IT companies to take advantage of the growing opportunities in India’s $18.5 billion IT market by atten ...
Australian expertise helping provide safer rail systems in South Africa 13 Dec 2007
Australian company, Rail Training International, has secured a $2.8 million dollar contract with South Africa’s largest railway company, TransNet, to provide its specialised driver training to help im ...
Australian fashion talent delivering fresh styles to Irish retail icon 11 Dec 2007
In a coup for Australian fashion, Irish upmarket department store Brown Thomas recently unveiled seven new Australian labels to be showcased in stores across Ireland. The prestigious Brown Thomas Grou ...
Austrade's Chief Economist outlines keys to economic prosperity 10 Dec 2007
Tim Harcourt, Austrade’s Chief Economist, will outline why Australia is well positioned to compete globally going forward, how economic reform has assisted in elevating Australia and what its future k ...
G'Day USA showcases the best of OZ across the United States 6 Dec 2007
G’Day USA: Australia Week 2008 is back providing Australian businesses with unmatched opportunities to showcase their talents and products first-hand to the United States, opening greater export avenu ...
Australia’s marine expertise on display in the US  28 Nov 2007
Austrade is helping Australian marine businesses navigate the significant US$36 billion (A$41 billion) United States marine market by participating at this week’s International Workboat Show - North A ...
Exporting to China is child’s play 27 Nov 2007
China is already one of Australia’s top export destinations, but the market is about to get a whole lot bigger, with an ‘Olympic baby boom’ on the way, according to Austrade’s Chief Economist Tim Harc ...
Awards recognise export success of Australian business 22 Nov 2007
The winners of the 2007 Australian Export Awards were announced tonight in Brisbane before a high-profile business audience.
Australia shares mining expertise with India, Indonesia 22 Nov 2007
Austrade will foster cooperation and boost collaboration between mining companies in Australia, India and Indonesia through a first-of-its-kind seminar to be held in Kolkata (India) tomorrow (Thursday ...
Aussie technology helps put the brakes on Mexican car theft 22 Nov 2007
Austrade-assisted DataDot Mexico is providing a low-cost innovative security solution to help Mexico City’s law enforcement authorities win their battle against increasing car and motorcycle theft.
Australian businesses aim for an eagle in China’s golf market 21 Nov 2007
Around one million Chinese are golfing fans, but with incomes on the rise, numbers are forecast to grow exponentially for some years to come, prompting Australian businesses to tackle the lucrative ma ...
Gourmet chocolate exports lead to Australia’s first commercial cocoa farm 16 Nov 2007
Melbourne company Farm by Nature is winning over chocolate lovers from Europe and around the world, using a unique Australian innovation that adds real wine to chocolate to create the world’s first no ...
Good news for exporters: 'Down Under' on top again 15 Nov 2007
Exporters should take advantage of the international exposure and recognition afforded by Australia's number-one ranking for the second consecutive year in the annual Country Brand Index released this ...
Russian business mobile users ‘text’ with Australian software 15 Nov 2007
Australian desktop-to-mobile messaging specialist Red Oxygen is now providing text messaging software for Beeline, the second largest mobile phone operator in Russia, with 56 million subscribers.
Austrade helps raise business opportunities in Las Vegas 14 Nov 2007
Austrade, the Australian Government’s export development agency, is helping Australian businesses play the right card to secure business success in the United States’ multi-billion gaming industry, by ...
Australian miners poised for increased success in Mexico 9 Nov 2007
Australian companies are well placed to make further inroads into the burgeoning Mexican mining market with many of the twelve exhibitors reporting success, after participating at Austrade’s pavilion ...
Aussie fashion sashays into Indonesia 7 Nov 2007
Australian high fashion will hit the catwalk in Jakarta today, as part of an ongoing promotional boost by Austrade, the Australian Government’s export development agency, following the huge success wi ...
Australian Export Awards finalists announced 7 Nov 2007
Australian exporters who contributed a combined $11.6 billion to the economy and employed 38,500 people have been recognised in the 2007 Australian Export Awards.
And they’re off! Melbourne Cup set to deliver export winners 5 Nov 2007
Austrade, the Australian Government’s export development agency, says the Melbourne Cup and Spring Racing Carnival offer Australian exporters the opportunity to win significant export outcomes for Aus ...
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