Austrade contributes to Australia’s economic prosperity by helping Australian businesses, education institutions, governments and citizens as they:
- develop international markets
- win foreign direct investment
- promote international education
- seek consular and passport services.
We achieve this by generating market information and insight, promoting Australian capabilities, making connections through an extensive global network of contacts, leveraging the badge of government offshore and providing quality advice and services.
We aim to create value for our business and education sectors, and do it in a way that represents a good investment for the taxpayer. And we seek to do all this in a way that meets or exceeds all appropriate standards of ethical behaviour.
The Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP held the position of Minister for Trade and Competitiveness for the duration of the reporting period. Dr Emerson also held the positions of Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Asian Century Policy from 28 October 2012 and Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research from 25 March 2013. For the purposes of this report, Dr Emerson is referred to as the Minister for Trade and Competitiveness.
The Hon Justine Elliot MP held the position of Parliamentary Secretary for Trade until 4 February 2013, at which time the Hon Kelvin Thomson MP was appointed to the position for the remainder of the reporting period.
|Departmental capital budget||14.2||15.3||18.5||11.2|
|Export Market Development Grants scheme||145.4||135.1||125.9||125.4|
|Asian Century Business Engagement Plan||–||–||–||1.5|
At 30 June 2013, Austrade employed 1,003 staff, 76 per cent of whom were employed in overseas locations and client-focused operations in Australia.
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