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  ANZAC DAY 2014    information on events in Washington DC
Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative (NPDI) Meeting in Hiroshima

As a co-founder of the NPDI, Australia is committed to this initiative to bring about the eventual elimination of nuclear weapons. As a nation we were instrumental in pursuing a comprehensive ban on nuclear tests. We have campaigned to bring that treaty into effect and we are now focussed on efforts to cap the production of fissile material used to make nuclear weapons.  (more)

Australian support for South Sudan

The Australian Government will provide an additional $7.8 million for communities affected by the dire humanitarian situation and continuing unrest in South Sudan. With this announcement Australia’s funding of humanitarian assistance to South Sudan will total $50 million. Over one million people have been displaced since conflict broke out in December 2013. The United Nations is warning that without support from the international community, millions will face a catastrophic shortage of food and nutrients. Australia’s contribution will deliver life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable communities. (more)

Address to Boao Forum for Asia

Prime Minister Tony Abbott:  It’s an honour to address this Boao Forum, which now rivals Europe’s long-running Davos Forum, and which does so much to showcase the Asia-Pacific region.  I am pleased to be the fourth Australian prime minister to attend, and will be a regular participant in the future.  On this trip to China, I am accompanied by the foreign minister, the trade minister, five state premiers, one chief minister, and 30 of my country’s most senior chairmen and CEOs.  It’s one of the most important delegations ever to leave Australia.   (more)



Treasurer Joe Hockey

The Global Age of Responsibility, Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee Conference

Treasurer Joe Hockey: Speech: Washington DC 9 April

It is of course 20 years since the establishment of the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee...This week the G20 and Bretton Woods Institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, will continue our work to strengthen the international financial framework and to boost economic activity.  The challenges the global economy faces are complex and will test our individual and collective will and capabilities.  The core of our response must be recognition that a new global age of responsibility has begun.  We all have a responsibility to put in place actions that will deliver strong, sustainable and balanced growth...I am confident that, through our collective effort, we have the necessary tools to get the job done. (more)

Further engagement with China

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:  Further deepening and broadening Australia’s bilateral economic, political and strategic interests will be the key focus of my visit to China on 9 and 10 April.  This will be the fourth occasion I have attended the Bo'ao Forum, which provides an opportunity for government, business and other leaders to connect and to shape views on key developments affecting our region.  I will also join Prime Minister Tony Abbott in the annual leaders’ meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.  (more)

Formal signing of Korea Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) in Seoul
Korea-Australia FTA signed in Seoul

Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb and his South Korean counterpart, the Minister for Trade, Industry and Energy Yoon Sang-jick, have formally signed the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) in Seoul.  This comes on the back of the successful conclusion of negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan, our second biggest trading partner, which the Abbott Government announced yesterday.  (more)

Be a Smartraveller this Anzac Day

With Anzac Day approaching, all Australians planning to travel to commemorative services in Turkey, France or Belgium are urged to read the new Anzac Day Smartraveller bulletin issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The bulletin should be read in conjunction with the travel advisories for Turkey, France and Belgium. We strongly advise all Australians travelling to commemorative services abroad to register their travel and contact details with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, subscribe to Smartraveller to receive travel advice and travel bulletin updates by e-mail, and take out comprehensive travel insurance. (more)

On Exhibit:  SEQUESTER

Sequester presents six Australian contemporary artists currently working out of New York City and London: Simone Douglas, Patrick Foster & Jen Berean, Matthew Griffin, Christopher Hanrahan and Rob McLeish. Like a science experiment these artists have been selected based upon an empirical set of rules. The artists all live and work outside of Australia and they have all in varying degrees worked as educators.  Through the collation of these artists and the juxtaposition of their methods, Sequester demonstrates the ability of artists to examine and elucidate the vast complexities of lived experience with a remarkable economy of means.  (more)



If you have the skills, Australia has the lifestyle.  If you like the idea of Australia's climate and lifestyle and are looking for a career challenge in a country with lots of opportunities—take the next step and find out more about Australia's skilled working visas.  Your journey starts when you submit an expression of interest for a skilled visa through SkillSelect. By using SkillSelect the Australian Government could invite you to lodge a visa application or you could be nominated by an Australian or state and territory government. Find out what you need to do to complete your expression of interest through SkillSelect.


Australia is serving on the UN Security Council during 2013 and 2014

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 Strengthening the relationship between Australia and the United States in Business, Innovation & Culture.

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Membership of the G20 gives Australia the capacity to influence key policies relating to the global economy.

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