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Australia ranked second in world for quality of life
14 Oct 2009
The United Nations Development Program’s just published Human Development -Report 2009 has ranked Australia second among 182 countries for quality of life.
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.
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.
Reach for the stars in the southern sky
30 Jul 2009
The entire southern night sky has become more accessible with the launch of the $13 million state-of-the-art, fully-automated Australian National University (ANU) SkyMapper Telescope at the Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran, New South Wale ...
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.
Australia signs tax treaty with New Zealand
2 Jul 2009
The Australian Government has signed a new tax treaty with New Zealand. The Australian Minister for Trade, Simon Crean, said that Australia and New Zealand continue to strengthen their economic links and move towards an integrated trans-Tasman econom ...

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