Feature stories - December 2011
World Food Programme
17 December 2011
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd visiting a World Food Programme site that Australia supports in El Salvador.
The village of El Peñón suffered heavy damage during the Tropical Depression 12E.
» Photo gallery: Visit to El Salvador
Pledge against protectionism
15 December 2011
Trade Minister Craig Emerson leads a packed press conference on anti-protectionism at the World Trade Organization's 8th Ministerial Conference in Geneva.
» Media release: Pledge against protectionism
Trade Minister attends WTO Ministerial Conference
16 December 2011
Trade Minister Craig Emerson addresses the plenary session of the World Trade Organization's 8th Ministerial Conference in Geneva this week.
» Media release: Trade Minister attends WTO Ministerial Conference
Agricultural exports bounce back in 2010–11
16 December 2011
Australia's exports of agricultural products bounced back in the 2010–11 financial year, recovering after years of drought. The growth was accompanied by continuing exceptional performance in the minerals sector.
» Media release: Agricultural Exports Bounce Back in 2010–11
» Publication: Trade in Primary and Manufactured Products 2010-11
Solomon Islands signs up to Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot
14 December 2011
Solomon Islanders can now participate in Australia's Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot Scheme following the formal signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) by Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs Richard Marles and Solomon Islands' Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade Peter Shanel.
» Media release: Solomon Islands signs up to Pacific Seasonal Worker Pilot
Australia's trade with Africa and the Middle East
1 December 2011
A new report released on Australia's trade with Africa and the Middle East highlights our key markets and composition of trade with these countries.
Media Release: Australia's trade with Africa rebounds
Publication: Australia's trade with Africa and the Middle East