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.
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 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 at the opening of the Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade in Geneva.
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.
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.