Each year more than 1,000 Australians donate their time and skills to volunteer in developing countries through the Government’s flagship Australian Volunteers program, helping to make our region more stable, secure and prosperous. On this International Volunteer Day I thank all Australian Volunteers – past and present – for their selfless contribution to regional growth and prosperity.
We do right now have an extraordinarily challenging role in mapping out the 'known' and 'unknown unknowns' confronting Australia's national and international interests. Harder than anything else I can remember in my time in the job.
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.