Australia is about to hold an historic meeting of the country's best diplomatic minds. At this meeting, Australia's ambassadors, high commissioners and consuls-general overseas will attempt to devise a durable strategy for Australia's future international engagement at one of the most unpredictable and possibly transformational moments of our modern era. It is in our interest that they succeed.
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, on International Women’s Day 2017, our Ambassador for Cyber Affairs has released a video celebrating women in cyber. The compilation showcases some of the extraordinary work being done by women in cyber worldwide. We hope this video inspires more women and men to take up one of the many diverse, challenging and rewarding careers in the important field of cyber.
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 perfectly situated geographically, institutionally and linguistically, to service PNG's emerging economy. The Australian Government’s decision to establish a Consulate-General in Lae recognises this and will support trade and investment links to the benefit of both Australia and PNG.
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.
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.