Australia is committed to supporting women's sexual and reproductive health, including in disasters, so we can reach those in need during the most vulnerable moments of their lives.
Mere Nailatikau, our Media and Communications Manager at the Australian High Commission in Fiji, reflects on Tropical Cyclone Winston, one year on.
If my four years in Singapore, on top of more than three decades in the wider Australian foreign service, has convinced me of one thing, it is this: that the rise of the economies of Asia is the dynamic of our time. Australia stands to secure great benefit from these dynamics – if we play it right.
During a recent visit to a school in Thailand, Board Chair of the Australia-ASEAN Council, Christine Holgate experienced first-hand how the work of the council is changing lives.
Our economy is growing and living standards rising as we engage with the world through trade.
Australian leadership in the Green Climate Fund – the world’s foremost fund for responding to climate change - is important for regional prosperity and security.
Australia has achieved great success in a world underpinned by US leadership, economic openness and global rules. That world appears to be under pressure. But I believe it is not broken.
There is rarely an occasion now when the big international relations issue of the day doesn’t contain a cyber component. Cyber issues have moved from being perceived as a technical, low priority matter to one of strategic importance.
Educating girls is one of the world’s best investments. Educated women have higher incomes and contribute to the growth, development, stability and security of their countries – and our region.