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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.

2008 Media Releases

Aussie enviro-feast a Christmas cracker 22 Dec 2008
All the world wants for Christmas this year is an enviro friendly feast and Aussie exporters are showing how it's done said Austrade Chief Economist Tim Harcourt.
Australia on track to help India with railway expertise (Parliamentary Secretary) 19 Dec 2008Rail
India’s US$18 billion railway extension plans and subsequent need to attract world class expertise was the subject of a visit to Australia from Indian Railway Board (IRB) executives this week.
United States of America
G’Day USA extends its reach in showcasing Australia 15 Dec 2008
G’Day USA: Australia Week, returns in January 2009 to provide even greater business and export opportunities for Australian businesses at an array of events in Los Angeles, New York and for the first ...
Earth Hour 2009 to promote Australian green innovation internationally 10 Dec 2008Environment | Energy
The world’s largest community event, Earth Hour 2009, will launch today in Poland (December 10). Austrade’s Chief Economist Tim Harcourt said the outstanding success of Earth Hour also served to enhan ...
United Arab Emirates
Australia’s got (green) talent 3 Dec 2008Environment | Energy
The world’s first zero-carbon, zero-waste city is searching for the best green technology and attracting Australian expertise is firmly on its agenda, with a visit from company executives this week.
Argentina | Brazil | Chile | Colombia | Peru | Mexico
Market opportunities across Latin America remain despite global cooling 1 Dec 2008
While the current global financial crisis has impacted on markets around the world, economic and political reforms have placed Latin America in a stronger position to handle the credit crunch and will ...
Spanish firm to invest up to $1.9 billion in Australian clean energy projects (Ministerial) 1 Dec 2008Environment | Energy
Trade Minister Simon Crean today welcomed the announcement by Spanish firm Union Fenosa to invest A$1.9 billion in a portfolio of seven Australian wind farms.
Wine guru James Halliday to promote premium Aussies wine to Asia's tastemakers 1 Dec 2008
One of Australia’s most respected wine critics James Halliday will visit Taipei (9-12 December) as part of an Austrade initiative to promote premium Australian wines to consumers, tastemakers and buye ...
Tasmanian companies compete for national export awards (Parliamentary Secretary) 17 Nov 2008
Tasmanian companies are to be recognised for playing an important role in boosting the Territory and Australian economies. Having already won in the Tasmanian Export Awards, these 10 companies are now ...
Australia’s medical technology - just what the doctor ordered (Ministerial) 14 Nov 2008Health and Medical
“Australia’s $1.6 billion medical technology industry will showcase its distinct competitive advantages at the world’s largest medical fair, MEDICA, in Germany next week” said the Minister for Trade, ...
Taiwain TV shopping offers big small-screen debut for Aussie exporters 12 Nov 2008
With television shopping a Taiwanese obsession, an award winning Jewellery Hanger designer (Ruby’s Closet – NSW) and a producer of skincare and therapeutic products made from Emu Oil (Emu Tracks – SA) ...
ACT companies compete for national export awards (Parliamentary Secretary) 12 Nov 2008
ACT companies are to be recognised for playing an important role in boosting the Territory and Australian economies. Having already won in the ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards, these seven companies ...
Austrade's advice to exporters: Japan a market to watch 10 Nov 2008
Austrade will host briefings in Melbourne and Sydney in conjunction with Mallesons Stephen Jaques, entitled “An Insider’s View of Japan’s Economy”, to showcase new opportunities in a wide range of sec ...
China's first carbon-neutral hotel wins AustCham Australia-China Business Award 7 Nov 2008Building and Construction
China’s first carbon neutral hotel has won a prestigious AustCham Australia-China Business Award, rewarding Australian business excellence in Greater China, announced last night in Hong Kong.
Major opportunities for Australian business in Malaysian project  20 Oct 2008
Senior representatives from Malaysia’s largest urban development project Iskandar Malaysia, will visit Australia next week (Oct 20 – 24) to highlight export and investment opportunities in the region ...
Roadshow Highlights Export Opportunities in Chile (Ministerial) 18 Oct 2008
Businesses across Australia will have the opportunity to learn about the growing export opportunities in Chile, at a series of seminars Austrade is conducting nationally.
Australian ICT Exports to Prosper from Closer Collaboration with Taiwan 7 Oct 2008ICT
The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), the Australian Industry Group (AIG), and the Australia Taiwan Business Council (ATBC) will co-ordinate a major push this week to enhance Australia’s ICT lin ...
New reports reinforce strength and attraction of Australia’s financial markets 2 Oct 2008
Austrade today launched its 2008 Benchmark Report: ‘Australia a Global Financial Services Centre’ in conjunction with the Australian Financial Markets Association’s (AFMA) 2008 Australian Financial Ma ...
Australian Solar Exports to Shine at APEC Photovoltaic Conference in Taipei 2 Oct 2008Environment
The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) will coordinate a strong Australian solar business presence at the APEC Photovoltaic Conference in Taipei (7-9 October).
Austrade highlights export opportunities at Henty farm show 23 Sep 2008
One of the biggest displays of mixed farming equipment in the Southern Hemisphere showcasing Australian innovation and expertise commences today at Henty Machinery Field Days in the NSW Riverina.
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