The Australian Government established the Australia–India Council in 1992 to broaden the relationship between Australia and India by encouraging and supporting contacts and increasing levels of knowledge and understanding between the people of both countries.
The Council comprises a board of members with interests in the Australia–India relationship, drawn from a wide cross-section of the Australian community. Mr Michael Abbott QC was appointed as Chairman of the Council in March 1999 for a period of three years.
The Council is supported by a secretariat located in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra. The Australian High Commission in New Delhi promotes the Council's activities in India.
|Mrs Suman Nath, Principal of the Tagore International School in New Delhi, with Lucina Yin and Jess Smith at St Marys Primary School in Melbourne during Mrs Naths visit to Australia as part of the 2000–01 Australia–India teacher exchange.
(Photo: Asia Education Foundation)