As I arrive at the High Commission, which consists of 27 people, I greet Australians, Tongans and other nationalities. Together we seek to achieve a healthier and prosperous future for Tonga and maintain the strong relationship between our two countries.
It is clear that international cooperation will be key to combatting the world drug problem, and Australia is well-positioned to take a leadership role in this important global issue.
There are many courageous Bangladeshi women leading and advocating for empowerment, including Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina herself. Yet, in a deeply religious and patriarchal society, too many women and girls continue to face a brutal reality.
On International Women’s Day, DFAT's South-East Asia Mainland and Regional Division reflects on how women have shaped and inspired their work. The result is an important and diverse set of reflections from a group of skilled and bold women.
Today is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme, Be Bold for Change, calls on all of us to step up to help create a world that is more inclusive and equal. The aim is for a world that is more peaceful and sustainable, where the contribution of women is recognised, valued and respected. Australia is committed to this endeavour.
Australia is proud to be involved with school language reforms in Vanuatu. Access to quality education is vital to helping build a more stable and secure future both for Vanuatu and Australia’s region.
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.
Australian leadership in the Green Climate Fund – the world’s foremost fund for responding to climate change - is important for regional prosperity and security.
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.