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.

Few Australians appreciate just how advanced and secure their passports really are. DFAT’s pioneering use of face biometrics is a big part of the story.

The AFP plays an essential role in shaping and delivering the Australian Government’s international engagement agenda.  Our international activities are critical to ensuring the safety of Australia and its people. 

My day starts in the same way as any other Australian office worker — I reach for my suit, tie and shoes. Only in Afghanistan, I have to add another layer — heavy body armour.