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2013 media releases

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).

2013 Media Releases

China
Australian business sentiment in China remains high but competition intensifies 20 Dec 2013
Australian firms in China responding to a survey of their business outlook indicated they were more profitable in 2013 than the previous year but faced tougher competition.
India
Win your Future Unlimited competition awards a year's free study in Australia (Ministerial) 17 Dec 2013Education and Training
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb today announced the major prize winner of the Government's Win your Future Unlimited competition for international students.
Recognising international business success enhances Australia's economic diplomacy (Ministerial) 26 Nov 2013
The 51st Australian Export Awards were an important way to recognise and reward international business success, Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb said tonight.
Prime Minister's Australian Exporter of the Year Award (Prime Minister) 26 Nov 2013
I am pleased to announce that Victorian company RightShip is the winner of the Prime Minister’s Australian Exporter of the Year award.
ACT Company Honoured For Export Success 26 Nov 2013Health and Medical
ACT company Aspen Medical won the Health and Biotechnology Award at tonight’s 51st Australian Export Awards hosted by the Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, in Melbourne.
NSW Companies Honoured For Export Success 26 Nov 2013ICT
Four New South Wales firms won awards at tonight’s 51st Australian Export Awards, hosted by the Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, in Melbourne.
Queensland Company Honoured For Export Success 26 Nov 2013Building and Construction
A Queensland company, Cardno, won the Infrastructure and Construction Award at tonight’s 51st Australian Export Awards hosted by the Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, in Melbourne.
Tasmanian Companies Honoured For Export Success 26 Nov 2013
Two Tasmanian firms won awards at tonight’s 51st Australian Export Awards, hosted by the Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, in Melbourne.
Victorian Companies Honoured For Export Success 26 Nov 2013Education and Training | Environment
Three Victorian firms won awards at tonight’s 51st Australian Export Awards, hosted by the Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, in Melbourne.
WA Company Honoured For Export Success 26 Nov 2013Energy | Metals and minerals
A Western Australian firm, Otraco, won the Minerals and Energy Award at tonight’s 51st Australian Export Awards, hosted by the Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, in Melbourne.
Register online for Federal Government trade missions (Ministerial) 18 Nov 2013
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb today announced that Australian companies and business associations will now be able to register their interest online to join overseas ministerial trade miss ...
Inaugural scholarship for women in international business (Ministerial) 11 Nov 2013
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb today announced the establishment of the Beryl Wilson Austrade Scholarship for Women in International Business.
Exports rose slightly in September (Ministerial) 6 Nov 2013
Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today shows exports (seasonally-adjusted) rose 0.5 per cent to $27.3 billion in September to be 15 per cent higher from a year ago. This follows in ...
India
Innovation Showcase promotes R&D collaboration with India 5 Nov 2013Environment | ICT
Indian companies will get the chance to invest in Australia’s R&D capability this month during the Australian Innovation Showcase beginning on 11 November in New Delhi.
Australian Export Awards recognise international success (Ministerial) 5 Nov 2013
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb today announced the 76 finalists in the 51st Australian Export Awards, the nation's premier award program for businesses engaged in international trade.
Australian tourism industry on track for growth (Ministerial) 29 Oct 2013Tourism
The Australian tourism industry was on track to meet its aim of increasing overnight visitor spending to between $115 billion and $140 billion by 2020, Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb told a ...
New research targets Australian exporters (Ministerial) 22 Oct 2013
Ground-breaking research aimed at identifying the obstacles facing Australian exporters will be launched today by Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb.
Breaking down barriers for women doing business in Asia (Ministerial) 14 Oct 2013
Australian businesswomen engaging with Asia will have the opportunity to learn from the success stories of other women entrepreneurs during a national speaker series this month, Trade and Investment M ...
Win your Future Unlimited competition (Minister for Trade and Investment) 30 Sep 2013Education and Training
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will tomorrow launch an important global online competition for new international students to win a year of study in Australia.
Austrade congratulates Australian appointed to senior WTO role 5 Sep 2013
Mr Bruce Gosper, CEO, Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), today congratulated Tim Yeend on his appointment as the Chief of Staff to new WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo.

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