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Media Releases

Recent Austrade media releases are displayed below.

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

Media Releases

China
Go online to boost your business bottom line (Ministerial) 30 Jun 2015
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb today announced a new initiative to assist Australian businesses capture opportunities in China’s rapidly growing online retail markets.
India
Robb Returns to India for Trade Talks (Ministerial) 21 Jun 2015
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will make his third visit to India this year to continue building support to finalise a strong and mutually-beneficial Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agre ...
Major tourism wins in Northern Australia White Paper (Ministerial) 19 Jun 2015
The Minister for Trade and Investment, responsible for tourism, Andrew Robb today welcomed the benefits the Northern Australia White Paper will have for Australia’s tourism industry.
Our North, Our Future: A Vision for Developing North Australia (Ministerial) 18 Jun 2015
The Government has today released its White Paper on Developing Northern Australia: Our North, Our Future.
Australia signs landmark trade agreement with China (Ministerial) 18 Jun 2015
Today, Australia signed a landmark Free Trade Agreement with China, our largest trading partner, with total trade worth almost $160 billion in 2013-14, and a growing source of investment.
China
New pilot visa to boost Australian tourism (Ministerial) 17 Jun 2015
Australia will benefit from increasing Chinese tourism through a new pilot ten year visitor visa announced today.
Australia accepts WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (Ministerial) 5 Jun 2015
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb today announced that Australia has formally accepted the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation.
China
Australian dairy excellence on show in China 1 Jun 2015Dairy
Australia’s dairy industry technologies and expertise are on show this week in China. A national pavilion, coordinated by Austrade, will showcase some of Australia’s best dairy services and technology ...
$66 million for regional tourism (Ministerial) 31 May 2015
Regional tourism has been a big winner under Round One of the Australian Government's National Stronger Regions Fund, the Minister responsible for tourism Andrew Robb said.
Philippines
Infrastructure and APEC focus of Robb's Philippines visit (Ministerial) 21 May 2015
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb has returned to the Philippines this week with a business delegation focussed on infrastructure before joining counterparts in Boracay for APEC (Asia-Pacific ...
Papua New Guinea
Robb to promote trade and investment in PNG (Ministerial) 17 May 2015
Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will visit Papua New Guinea between 17-20 May to promote further commercial engagement and two-way investment in areas such as resources and energy, infrastru ...
Final complying investment design for the Significant and Premium Investor Visas: Measures will promote investment and innovation (Ministerial) 15 May 2015
New investment in innovative Australian ideas and emerging companies will be encouraged as part of enhanced Significant Investment Visa (SIV) and new Premium Investor Visa (PIV) complying investment f ...
2015 Budget continues Government’s support for tourism (Ministerial) 12 May 2015
The 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians.
$18 million to boost ‘Australia Week’ events in key overseas markets (Ministerial) 12 May 2015
The 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians. Measures contained in the 2015-16 Budget will provide $18 million for a ...
$25 million to help businesses boost exports (Ministerial) 12 May 2015
The 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians. The Government is committed to ensuring that Australian businesses full ...
$53 million to attract vital new investment to create jobs (Ministerial) 12 May 2015
The 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians.
$15.4 million to support tropical research under Northern Australia growth plan (Ministerial) 10 May 2015
Australia’s position as a global leader in tropical health will be further bolstered by a $15.4 million funding injection as part of the Abbott Government’s plans to support the development of Norther ...
Tasmania
Government funding boost for Tasmanian tourism (Ministerial) 8 May 2015
A range of tourism projects worth almost $800,000 will receive funding designed to boost tourism infrastructure in Tasmania.
Ministers maintain focus on developing quality investment pipelines (Ministerial) 8 May 2015
Australian ministers responsible for trade and investment today resolved to maintain a focus on developing high quality pipelines of Australian investment opportunities across areas of national priori ...
Robb launches awards to recognise Australia’s best exporters (Ministerial) 5 May 2015
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb today launched the 53rd Australian Export Awards for 2015. Mr Robb said the state and territory awards open successively from today, with those winners pr ...

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