“We are at a moment in history when tectonic plates are shifting. Power is moving from west to east.”
Speech by Mr Peter Varghese, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: “Australia and Asia: Building stability by building institutions”
Trade figures released today show Australia’s export growth extends well beyond resource-rich states, with exports from Victoria up by 5.2 per cent and from the ACT up by 5 per cent in financial year 2011-12, compared with 2010-11.
Trade Minister Craig Emerson addresses the Australia China Business Council on the Asian Century White Paper.