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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.
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.
New clean energy laws for Australia
2 Sep 2009
Australia has passed new laws that require 20 per cent of all electricity to come from renewable sources by the year 2020.
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.
Australia building world-first ‘green’ air conditioning system
10 Aug 2009
Ground-breaking technology is being used for a world-first ‘green’ Australian air conditioning system, which is expected to be up to twelve times more power efficient than the traditional systems currently in use.
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.
Germany looks at wind farm investment in Australia
3 Aug 2009
The tremendous growth in Australia’s installed wind farm capacity – over fifty per cent in the past year – makes the country an attractive investment location for international companies involved in wind farm developments.
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 strengthening trade and investment links with Spain
20 Jul 2009
Australia is strengthening trade and investment links with Spain. Stronger trade and investment relationships and stronger government-to-government contacts were discussed at the recent inauguration of the Australia-Spain Business Forum in Sydney.
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.

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