Feature stories - January 2011
Australia's trade by state and territory
31 January 2011
This publication provides information on each state and territory's merchandise and services trade with the world. For each state/territory, trade data is presented by level of processing, major merchandise export and import commodities, major merchandise trading partners and regions.
Trade Minister attends World Economic Forum
27 January 2011
Trade Minister Emerson attended the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland from 26-30 January and also met with Ministerial counterparts to generate further political momentum aimed at concluding the WTO Doha Round in 2011.
Media release: Trade Minister attends World Economic Forum
Photo: Dr Emerson and USTR, Mr Ron Kirk, Bilateral meeting in the margins of the World Economic Forum
Departmental officers receive Australia Day Awards
26 January 2011
Four officers of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have been honoured with Australia Day awards:
His Excellency Mr John Dauth LVO - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
Mr Matt Anderson - Public Service Medal
Ms Lisa Crawford - Public Service Medal
Ms Clelia March-Doeve - Member of the Order of Australia (OAM)
Trade Minister visits India
26 January 2011
Trade Minister Emerson visited Mumbai, India to attend the economic Partnership Summit. Dr Emerson delivered a speech outlining the need for greater momentum in the Doha round of multilateral trade negotiations.
Media release: Emerson to visit India
Photo: Dr Emerson addressing delegates at the Partnership Summit, Mumbai, India.
Foreign Minister Rudd visits Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
26 January 2011
Australian Foreign Minister, Kevin Rudd with Dr Catherine Hamlin and Professor Gordon Williams and recovering patients at Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital while in Ethiopia to open the new Australian Embassy.
Australia-India Foreign Ministers' Framework Dialogue
20 January 2011
Australian Foreign Minister, Kevin Rudd, and Indian Minister of External Affairs, S.M. Krishna, had detailed discussions on bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest.
Joint Statement: Australia-India Foreign Ministers' Framework Dialogue
UK Foreign Secretary offers flood assistance to Queensland
19 January 2011
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced that Britain will provide assistance to the Australian Government in response to the recent flooding.
Australia-United Kingdom Ministerial Consultations (AUKMIN 2011)
18 January 2011
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd and Defence Minister Stephen Smith hosted UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and UK Defence Secretary Liam Fox at the third AUKMIN consultations at HMAS Watson, Sydney.
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd surveying the flooding in Brisbane
13 January 2011
The Australian Government acknowledges and thanks the many world leaders and nations who have expressed sympathy, concern and support during the flood crisis.
Media release: Passport assistance for Australians affected by floods
Media release: World rallies for Australian flood victims