Feature stories from July 2013

Front cover of Trade in Services 2012 publication with generic trade stats board behind it

Trade in Services 2012

30 July 2013

Australia's total trade in services increased 3.6 per cent to $113.2 billion in 2012, according to Trade in Services, Australia 2012, released today by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. A feature article in this release looks at the trends in Australia's trade in services with Singapore.

Publication: Trade in Services Australia 2012
Article: Australia's Trade in Services with Singapore
Media release: Australia's Trade in Services 2012

Richard Marles delivering speech

Farewell to EU Ambassador

29 July 2013

Trade Minister Richard Marles addresses guests at the National Press Club on July 29 to bid farewell to David Daly, the EU's Ambassador to Australia for the last four and a half years

Speech: EU Diplomatic Corps

Trade Minister Richard Marles receives the Cross of Solomon Islands. Left to right: Hon Connelly Sandakabatu, Supervising Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, the Hon Richard Marles MP, His Excellency Sir Frank Kabui, Governor-General of Solomon Islands, His Excellency Matt Anderson PSM, Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands.

Trade Minister awarded the Cross of Solomon Islands

17 July 2013

Trade Minister Richard Marles has been awarded the Cross of Solomon Islands, a highly prestigious award given by Solomon Islands government.

Media release: Trade Minister awarded the Cross of Solomon Islands

Media release: Trade Minister to visit the Solomon Islands

Tim Yeend (Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation) and Pascal Lamy (WTO Director-General) issued a joint statement on trade facilitation assistance

Australia and the Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade

8 July 2013

Tim Yeend (Ambassador to the World Trade Organisation) and Pascal Lamy (WTO Director-General) issued a joint statement on trade facilitation assistance at the opening of the Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade in Geneva.

Australia and the Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade

Indonesia Country Strategy

Indonesia Country Strategy

5 July 2013

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has launched the Australia in the Asian Century Indonesia Country Strategy.

The strategy outlines how Australians can harness and develop the skills needed to deepen and strengthen our engagement with our important northern neighbour.

Read the Indonesia Country Strategy

Rikard Bagun, Arief Suditomo and Abdul Rokhim chat with BRIDGE teacher Kathy McVeigh and students.

Senior Indonesian Journalists Visit Australia

1 July 2013

The Australia-Indonesia Institute has hosted a visit to Australia by nine senior Indonesian editors who travelled to Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne as part of a media exchange program which has been running for 15 years.

Senior Indonesian Journalists Visit Australia