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 Catherine Middleton, Programs & Compliance Officer at International Needs Australia In the beautiful but remote mountain villages of Myanmar’s Kayin State, decades of conflict left communities isolated and under-resourced. Despite ongoing human rights challenges across Myanmar, these villagers have slowly become more secure, and are eager to improve their circumstances and promote equality between […]
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, […]
The future of our region is tied to the future of APEC. With APEC’s continued efforts on sustainable, inclusive and innovative growth, and a focus on free and open trade, we hope to see everyone in our region reap the rewards.
In order to break the chain of inter-generational violence, we need to tackle the root causes of violence against women and girls. We need to change the behaviour and attitudes of men, and challenge masculine stereotypes, which make aggression and violence against women acceptable. We need to promote the concept of men as caring fathers and supportive partners. We need more male role models and champions to take action and condemn violence.
Coming into the holiday season, here’s a few extra things to add to your To Do list to make sure your travel plans go smoothly.
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Portal provides easy access to information that helps exporters, importers, customs brokers and freight forwarders benefit from Australia’s free trade agreements.
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.
By Nick Volk, Team Leader of the DFAT-funded pastoral care support program, managed by Palladium for the Pacific Microstates – Northern Australia Worker Pilot Program. I have had the privilege to write about my work with Australia’s labour mobility programs and the achievements of the workers before. Today I would like to talk about […]