Feature stories - August 2011

Libya faces a critical time ahead

23 August 2011

"There is ultimately something irrepressible about freedom (…)

"The worst thing the international community, including Australia, could do right now is to desert the Libyan people."

Op-ed: Libya faces a critical time ahead

Australian Government and the AFL promoting Australia overseas

22 August 2011

Parliamentary Secretary for the Pacific Island Affairs Richard Marles has co-signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the AFL's International Development Manager, Mr Tony Woods, to support the development of the code overseas.

Media release

Transcript

Australia's trade in 2010

17 August 2011

East Asia, the Americas and the European Union accounted for more than 80 per cent of Australia's trade in 2010.

Media release: Australia's trade with East Asia, the Americas, and the European Union: 2010

Australia's trade with East Asia

Australia's trade with the Americas

Australia's trade with the European Union

Visit by World Bank President

16 August 2011

Trade Minister Craig Emerson meets with World Bank President Robert Zoellick in Canberra. The two discussed current concerns about the US and European economies, and the Doha Round of negotiations on world trade liberalisation.

Photo gallery

Sir John Crawford Memorial Address

15 August 2011

Trade Minister Craig Emerson delivers the annual Sir John Crawford Memorial Address in the Mural Hall, Parliament House, this week. The Minister's speech covered global food security.

Speech: Food security in the Asian Century

ASEAN Ministerial Summit

12 August 2011

Trade Minister Craig Emerson and Indonesian Trade Minister Mari Pangestu meet for talks in Manado, Indonesia. The two are in the city for an ASEAN ministerial summit, whose central theme is economic integration in the Asia-Pacific region.

Joint media statement: The 16th AEM-CER Consultations

Joint media statement: Informal consultations of the economic ministers of the EAS Participating Countries

Australia-China 2.0 Trade Mission – Chengdu

7 August 2011

Trade Minister/Acting Foreign Minister Craig Emerson at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Chengdu

Transcript: ABC News Radio interview with Marius Benson

Photo Gallery

Australia-China 2.0 Trade Mission – Chengdu

7 August 2011

Photo: Dr Emerson explores new opportunities for Australian exports and investment with the Mayor of Chengdu, Dr Ge Honglin, as part of the Australia China 2.0 Trade Mission, 7 August 2011. Chengdu, with a population of 9 million, was one of five booming inland cities visited by Dr Emerson and a 100-strong trade delegation.

Transcript: ABC News Radio interview with Marius Benson

Australian foreign affiliates

8 August 2011

Australian finance and insurance companies worked with 1,245 related companies overseas, known as foreign affiliates, to sell their services in 2009-10. That is a near three-fold increase since 2002-03.

Australia's Global Services Network brochure

Australia-China 2.0 Trade Mission

5 August 2011

Photo: Trade Minister Craig Emerson and Richard Marles, Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Islands Affairs, test the acoustics at the Guangzhou Opera House, in southern China.

Media release: Minister leads Australia-China 2.0 Trade Mission

Trade in services Australia 2010

5 August 2011

Australia's top services exports markets in 2010 were China, The United States and the United Kingdom.

Media release: Australia's finance and insurance foreign affiliate trade

Publication: Trade in services Australia 2010