2011 media releases
World-first microscope technology unveiled in Sydney14 December 2011
Andrew Stoner MP pdf115.8 KB
The University of Technology, Sydney has unveiled the world’s first super-resolution imaging system showing real time footage of living cells interacting with infectious diseases.
First Solar opens Sydney headquarters12 December 2011
Rob Stokes MP pdf93.7 KB
Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy, Rob Stokes has welcomed the decision by First Solar, a world leader in photovoltaic (PV) solar panels and systems to open its new Australian headquarters in Sydney.
Ola Brasil: NSW sports businesses target opportunities in Brazil6 December 2011
Andrew Stoner MP pdf129.0 KB
Eight NSW companies are targeting business opportunities with the world’s two premier sporting events, the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil.
Next phase of 'Fruit Ninja' game to be developed in Sydney5 December 2011
Andrew Stoner MP pdf197.8 KB
The next edition of Fruit Ninja, one of the world’s most popular apps, will be developed in Sydney with game developers Halfbrick Studios opening a new Sydney office, NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner announced today.
Former Defence chief to support NSW defense industry30 November 2011
George Souris MP pdf97.3 KB
The NSW Government has appointed a Former Chief of Army and Vice Chief of the Defence Force to help target business opportunities for the State’s defence industry, Acting Minister for Trade and Investment George Souris announced today.
NSW's robot army enlists with US Marine Corps28 November 2011
Andrew Stoner MP pdf163.2 KB
A squad of crack NSW robots has been shipped out to the United States to help train the Marine Corps in marksmanship, Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner said.
Treasurer welcomes $100 million investment by major chinese bank28 November 2011
Mike Baird MP pdf143.0 KB
NSW Treasurer Mike Baird has welcomed the expansion of the China’s fifth largest bank, the Bank of Communications, which today opens its first branch in Sydney.
Eco-friendly ventilation company Ventis plans $3 million expansion and 250 extra jobs25 November 2011
Andrew Stoner MP pdf112.9 KB
Eco-friendly home ventilation company Ventis will invest $3 million to expand its national operations including the creation of an extra 250 jobs over the next five years, Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner said.
NSW Scientist of the year for 2011 announced23 November 2011
Andrew Stoner MP pdf159.6 KB
A University of New South Wales Professor of Physics and mother of three young children has been named the 2011 NSW Scientist of the Year for pioneering the development of quantum computers.
Virgin Australia to create up to 250 more cabin crew and supervisor jobs in Sydney23 November 2011
George Souris MP pdf94.2 KB
Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality, Racing and the Arts, George Souris today welcomed Virgin Australia’s announcement that it will expand its Sydney workforce, creating up to 250 new jobs.