For National Science Week, CSIRO shares how a career in science can build Australia’s connections with the world. DFAT recognises that our scientists are ambassadors for Australia’s innovation expertise, boosting our influence in the world and helping tackle some of the region’s most pressing challenges, such as food security, pandemics and climate change.

Trade is not a zero sum game with winners and losers. Trade agreements deliver win-win outcomes for both sides.

Few Australians appreciate just how advanced and secure their passports really are. DFAT’s pioneering use of face biometrics is a big part of the story.

Karin Gellatly, Operations and M&E Manager Palladium providing support to Kaipati Rimatu, Kitchen Steward, Mulpha Australia Limited.

From today, up to 2,000 workers from Nauru, Kiribati and Tuvalu can earn an income and develop skills by accessing low and semi-skilled temporary work opportunities in Australia. This, in turn, benefits their families and communities.

Did you know Australia currently has ten Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with sixteen countries and more FTAs will enter into force in the future? Is Australia pursuing FTAs to the exclusion of other trade liberalising opportunities?  Are these FTAs being used by Australian business? Why is Australia so keen on FTAs?  This article addresses these questions and other matters relating to Australia’s FTA agenda.

A look behind the scenes of passport production

Most people don’t realise the complex processes and technology involved in making the 14 million active Australian passports in use today. A new series of short videos aim to show the innovation behind our highly secure passports.

Working together to ensure economic growth, security and stability in the Pacific is at the cornerstone of Australia’s strengthened engagement in the Pacific as highlighted in Australia’s new Foreign Policy White Paper.