For over two hundred years, foreign investment has played a crucial role in delivering higher rates of economic growth, employment and standards of living to Australians, and this will remain the case for the foreseeable future.
The CPTPP (also known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) is an historic and ambitious agreement. It is a regional free trade agreement with a membership that includes some of our most important trading partners from the dynamic Indo-Pacific region. Here are five reasons why the CPTPP is a good deal for Australia.
by Deviana Dewi, Senior Program Manager, Poverty and Social Development at the Australian Embassy, Indonesia November marks my first anniversary working at DFAT – an opportunity to reflect on the work that I have done here. As an Indonesian national working for the Australian Government on multilateral development programs with the World Bank, …
By Richard Court AC, Australia’s Ambassador to Japan Ever since the first Aboriginal art exhibition appeared in Tokyo in 1965, Japan has been fascinated with Australia’s ancient yet modern indigenous cultures. It’s a fascination I’ve been proud to see grow this year as Australia’s First Peoples have taken a starring role in the Australia now …
The Papua New Guinea that the world will see during APEC Leaders Week is a country ready to embrace the future and everything it has to offer. A country defined by its people – friendly and warm; hardworking and ambitious; always ready with a helping hand. Australia is proud to continue to work with Papua New Guinea during this important historical event, and beyond. We know our future together will be as rich and meaningful as our history.
Australia’s support to PNG’s APEC will benefit regional economic integration and commitment to trade in the region. It will also facilitate stronger partnerships for economic growth, security, and relationships between the people of our region.
The Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility was established to better understand the long-term outcomes for alumni and conduct ongoing monitoring and evaluation to ensure continued effectiveness of the program. The Facility recently collected data from over 1,000 alumni from 36 different countries, who had completed an Australia Awards or predecessor scholarship in Australia between 1996 and 2005. The latest survey reveals that many alumni are now senior leaders, sharing their skills and knowledge with colleagues, and contributing to the sustainable development of their countries.
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.
Australia now – a flagship public diplomacy initiative that celebrates contemporary Australian innovation, creativity and lifestyle – complements our trade and strategic relationship with a key partner country each year.