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|Minister for Trade Mark Vaile, flanked by
APEC ministerial counterparts, responds to a question at the press
conference which concluded the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade
Meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in May 2002.
||Government leaders from both countries met in
Canberra in July 2001 for the annual Australia-United States
Ministerial Consultations-the highest-level bilateral forum for
consultations on foreign, defence and security policy. Pictured from
left are US Secretary of State Colin Powell, Minister for Foreign
Affairs Alexander Downer, (then) Minister for Defence Peter Reith, and
(then) Chief of Defence Force Admiral Chris Barrie AC. US Secretary of
Defense Donald Rumsfeld (not shown) also participated in the meeting.
Photo courtesy Department of Defence.
||Prime Minister John Howard watches as
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi signs a guest book at
Parliament House during Mr Koizumi's visit to Australia in May 2002.
Photo by AUSPIC.
|Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer
and Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri at the opening of the
Regional Ministerial Conference on People Smuggling, Trafficking in
Persons and Related Transnational Crime. The conference, held in Bali in
February 2002, was co-chaired by Australia and Indonesia.
||Minister for Trade Mark Vaile launches the
2002 Trade Outcomes and Objectives Statement at the National Press Club,
Canberra in April 2002. Photo by Michael Jensen.
||Secretary of the department Dr Ashton Calvert
addresses members of the New York Consular Response Team at a ceremony
to award a departmental citation in recognition of the team's
dedicated service in exceptional circumstances in the wake of the 11
September 2001 terrorist attacks. Also pictured are Consul General Ken
Allen, and First Secretary Robyn Mudie.
|Delegates at the inaugural Australia-Vietnam
dialogue on international organisations and legal issues including human
rights, held in Hanoi in May 2002. The Australian delegation, led by the
department, also comprised representatives from the Attorney-General's
Department, AusAID and the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity
||Departmental officer Colin Palmer works on a
Secure Australian Telecommunications and Information Network (SATIN)
server in the staging area during the SATIN rollout program. SATIN was
successfully deployed in Australia, and installation overseas began in
||Departmental officer Jane Urquhart, leader of
the International Peace Monitoring Team in Solomon Islands, with
monitors from the indigenous Peace Monitoring Council in Guadalcanal. Ms
Urquhart was the first Australian woman to lead an international peace
|Australians Diana Thomas and Peter Bunch at
the High Commissioner's residence in Islamabad, Pakistan after their
release from detention in Afghanistan. Consul Alastar Adams is in the
background (dark short-sleeved shirt with tie). Mr Adams was involved in
extensive negotiations with the Taliban and the provision of consular
services to Ms Thomas and Mr Bunch following their detention in August
2001. Photo by Saeed Khan Bangash.
||Passports Australia was recognised for its
service charter at the Commonwealth Government Service Charters Awards
for Excellence at Parliament House in June 2002. The Minister Assisting
the Prime Minister for the Public Service, Tony Abbott (left), presents
the award to acting Secretary Alan Thomas (right).
||Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer
and Parliamentary Secretary Chris Gallus at the launch of the
publication Assisting Australians overseas in Sydney in March 2002. The
booklet highlights the consular services the department provides. Photo
by Identity Studio.
|Australia's Ambassador to Poland, Margaret
Adamson, interviewed by Polish TV at the opening of the photographic
exhibition Australia as I see it at Warsaw Museum in October 2001. The
exhibition was part of the embassy's celebrations for the Centenary of
||Four American trade and commodity journalists
on a Moree cotton farm in May 2002, with an Australian cotton farmer.
The visit took place under the department's International Media Visits
program. The journalists provided positive coverage in the US media of
Australia's agricultural sector and position on agricultural trade
||Deputy Secretary Pamela Fayle and (then) ABC
Managing Director Jonathan Shier sign a contract in August 2001 for the
ABC to deliver a government funded television service to the
|Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer
with Australia's (then) Ambassador to Russia Ruth Pearce at a ceremony
to unveil a plaque at the new Australian Embassy premises in Moscow in
February 2002. Photo by James McFarlane.
||Australia's newest embassy in the world's
newest nation-the Australian Embassy, East Timor.
||Executive Director of the department's
Overseas Property Office Peter Davin (left) presenting Bob Isaacs, site
manager from CMR Pty Ltd, with a certificate of appreciation for his
company's efforts in the successful refurbishment of the Ambassador's
residence in Jakarta during 2001-02.
|The department won two awards in the 2001 CPA
Australia ACT Public Sector Awards-the CPA Australia Public Sector
Organisational Achievement Award and Public Sector CPA of the Year Award
(Chief Finance Officer and Assistant Secretary, Finance Management
Branch, Anne Hazell). Holding the awards are the Secretary, Dr Ashton
Calvert, and Ms Hazell.
||Locally engaged staff from overseas posts
testing a new version of SAP (the department's financial management
information system) in Canberra in March 2002. From left, back row-Monica
Hart (Canberra), Epeli Seruvatu (Suva); front row-Francois Dekker (New
York Consulate-General) and Sarea Leo (Port Moresby).
||The launch of the department's new
Indigenous Cadetship Program in July 2001, as part of NAIDOC Week
celebrations. Pictured are departmental officer Phil Bell (left), (then)
Executive Officer, Workplace Diversity, and representatives from
universities in Canberra. Photo by Michael Jensen.