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IMF cites Australia as only advanced country to record positive growth in 2009
13 Oct 2009
In its just released World Economic Outlook (WEO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cited Australia as being the only advanced economy on track to record positive growth in 2009.
Orthopaedic medical device company launches subsidiary in Australia
29 Sep 2009
The Arlington Tennessee-based orthopaedic medical device company, Wright Medical Technology Inc, has launched a subsidiary in Australia.
Australia increases global competitiveness ranking
9 Sep 2009
Australia’s ranking in global competitiveness has improved over the last year. Australia’s new ranking – at 15th – puts it ahead of European countries such as France and Italy.
Australia boosts innovation funding
14 Aug 2009
The Australian Government has boosted funding for collaborative research and innovation with a $243 million grant. The funding is part of the government’s Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program.
Less red tape and compliance costs for Investors
5 Aug 2009
The Australian Government has announced measures to streamline Australia’s foreign investment regime which will cut red tape and compliance costs and improve Australia’s competitiveness as a place to invest.
Australian researchers make cancer discovery
4 Aug 2009
Scientists from the Victorian Breast Cancer Research Consortium at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research have discovered that luminal progenitor cells are the likely source of basal-like breast tumors.
Australian scientists develop malaria vaccine
31 Jul 2009
Scientists at Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research have developed the world’s first genetically-modified strain of the malaria parasite to be used as a live vaccine against this disease.
Major Australian Government funding for research and innovation
21 Jul 2009
The Australian Government has announced a funding allocation of $8.6 billion during 2009-10 for research and innovation – up 25 per cent on the previous year.
Australia to stage Trade 2020 forums
16 Jul 2009
The Australian Minister for Trade, Simon Crean, has announced Trade 2020, a series of high-level forums to generate ideas and vision for Australia’s ongoing commercial engagement with the world.
Australian cities in Top Ten for business travel
8 Jul 2009
Australian cities, Adelaide and Perth, have been rated in the Top Ten in the world for business travel, the Economist Intelligence Unit has reported.

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