From today, up to 2,000 workers from Nauru, Kiribati and Tuvalu can earn an income and develop skills by accessing low and semi-skilled temporary work opportunities in Australia. This, in turn, benefits their families and communities.
Did you know Australia currently has ten Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with sixteen countries and more FTAs will enter into force in the future? Is Australia pursuing FTAs to the exclusion of other trade liberalising opportunities? Are these FTAs being used by Australian business? Why is Australia so keen on FTAs? This article addresses these questions and other matters relating to Australia’s FTA agenda.
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.
For women and girls caught in crises, crushing violence and exploitation are realities that need far more urgent action, argues Sharman Stone, Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls
he most interesting opportunities we get as DFAT officers are not always found behind a desk in Canberra. Earlier this year I had the opportunity to accompany Simon Newnham, Australia’s APEC Ambassador and First Assistant Secretary of the Investment and Economic Division, on a visit to Tokyo. As part of that visit, Simon addressed a Symposium hosted by Japan’s Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) and the Australian National University (ANU).
DFAT is collaborating with Philanthropy Australia to sponsor the inaugural Australian International Philanthropy Award. The Award honours significant achievements in Australian international philanthropy for grants or impact investment(s) allocated to countries in the Indo-Pacific region.