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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.

2009 Media Releases

The world is dreaming of a green Christmas 22 Dec 2009
Whilst protecting our environment has been the focus for leaders this month, when families around the world sit down for their festive feast this year many will have Aussie exporters to thank for food ...
Joint push to boost auto trade with Asia (Parliamentary Secretary for Trade) 7 Dec 2009Automotive
The Government of Victoria and the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) are combining resources to boost exports of automotive components, technology and services to Asia as well as attract new inbo ...
Malaysia
Malaysian delegation outlines Islamic finance opportunities 4 Dec 2009
A high-level Malaysian Islamic finance delegation will be conducting Islamic finance seminars in Melbourne today and Sydney on Monday.
China
Australian Beer a Just winner at prestigious Chinese business awards 4 Dec 2009
An Australian-owned beer delivery service has taken out the Business Promotion Award at the China-Australia Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) Business Awards in Beijing last night.
India
Union Bank of India attracted by Australia’s financial offerings 3 Dec 2009
Mumbai-based Union Bank of India will open its first Australian office in Sydney today. Austrade’s Global Manager for Financial Services, Gary Johnston, said the move highlights the quality and streng ...
Taiwan
Taiwan a strong partner for Australian trade and investment 30 Nov 2009
Austrade’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Peter O’Byrne today highlighted the importance of Australia’s trade links with Taiwan.
Deadline for export market grants ends next week 24 Nov 2009
Australian exporters seeking to gain assistance through the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) for eligible export expenses incurred during 2008/09 have until the close of business Monday, 30 Nove ...
500,000 Jobs thanks to EU investment (Parliamentary Secretary for Trade) 23 Nov 2009
Parliamentary Secretary for Trade, Hon. Anthony Byrne MP, today acknowledged the value of Australia’s ongoing relationship with our biggest trade and investment partner, the European Union (EU), for i ...
Firemint Wins Australian Export Award 20 Nov 2009
Victorian company Firemint, the creator of two of the most popular iPhone games, was honoured as one of Australia’s most successful exporters at the Australian Export Awards this evening, hosted by th ...
Tasmanian Companies Honoured at Australian Export Awards 20 Nov 2009
Two Tasmanian companies were honoured for outstanding export achievement at the Australian Export Awards tonight, hosted by the Minister for Trade, the Hon Simon Crean MP.
Levett Engineering Wins Australian Export Award 20 Nov 2009
Levett Engineering, a component manufacturer for the Joint Striker Fighter aircraft, has won the prestigious Emerging Exporter Award at the Australian Export Awards this evening, hosted by the Ministe ...
Queensland Companies Sweep the Australian Export Awards 20 Nov 2009
Four Queensland companies were honoured among Australia’s most successful exporters at the Australian Export Awards this evening, hosted by the Minister for Trade, the Hon Simon Crean MP.
Northern Territory Companies Honoured at Australian Export Awards 20 Nov 2009
Two Northern Territory companies were honoured for outstanding export achievement at the Australian Export Awards tonight, hosted by the Minister for Trade, the Hon Simon Crean MP.
NSW Companies Honoured at Australian Export Awards 20 Nov 2009
Three NSW companies were honoured for outstanding export achievement at the Australian Export Awards tonight, hosted by the Minister for Trade, the Hon Simon Crean MP.
Building Brand Australia – shortlist announced 20 Nov 2009
Four top creative agencies have been short listed for the Australian Government’s Building Brand Australia Program.
China
Keeping in step with China vital to Australia's trade (Parliamentary Secretary for Trade) 12 Nov 2009
Speaking today at the Australian Industry Group ‘Trading with China: Beyond Risks to the Rewards’ event in Melbourne, Parliamentary Secretary for Trade, the Hon Anthony Byrne MP, said Australia will c ...
China
Visiting experts tell Australian business: watch, learn and profit from the dragon’s rise 12 Nov 2009
Internationally renowned China economics commentator Arthur Kroeber and Austrade’s Regional Director for North East Asia Laurie Smith have outlined how a post-GFC China will offer a wide range of new ...
Poland
Australia and Poland economic outlook: more in common than Poles apart 11 Nov 2009
It’s an unusual economic pairing, but Australia and Poland will be the only OECD economies to record positive growth in 2009 says Austrade’s Chief Economist, Tim Harcourt, speaking on Poland’s Nationa ...
United States of America | Mexico
Austrade highlights Australian water management skills to American delegation 9 Nov 2009
A water delegation of prominent officials from the United States and Mexico has been assembled by the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), to showcase Australian expertise in water conservation, ma ...
Japan
Qantas Wallabies to Score Trade Wins in Tokyo Bledisloe Battle 29 Oct 2009
Australian trade and investment will be the winner from the Qantas Wallabies-All Blacks Bledisloe Cup Test in Tokyo, regardless of the on-field result thanks to a Business Club Australia (BCA) and Aus ...
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