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Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally



Section 3: Corporate Management and Accountability

Overview

The department demonstrated strong and flexible resource management in response to the Government’s new policy initiatives and budget priorities. These included extending Australia’s diplomatic presence in Afghanistan; combating people smuggling; the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament; the United Nations Security Council campaign; enhancing our engagement with Latin America, Africa and the Pacific; and beginning work on expanding our diplomatic presence in Lima, Chennai, Mumbai and Addis Ababa.

In response to the Government’s new bargaining framework, we negotiated a new Enterprise Agreement for 2010–11, which included a number of enhancements to existing entitlements.

The department initiated new management mechanisms to strengthen coordination across the portfolio and the government.

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Emeritus Professor Donald Denoon of the Australian National University delivering the 2009 R G Neale lecture on ‘The Hundred Fathers of the Torres Strait Treaty: Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Torres Strait Treaty’ in Canberra on 5 November 2009.
Photo: Angus Kendon
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Reinforcement being put in place for the construction of the new perimeter wall around the Australian embassy in Baghdad.
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Ms Deborah Cheetham and Company performing at the Department’s 2009 NAIDOC Week celebrations in Canberra.
L–R: Ms Toni Lalich; Mr Zoy Frangos; Ms Deborah Cheetham; Mr Don Bemrose; Mr Tiriki Onus.
Photo: Chris Canham

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