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Annual Report 2009–2010 Photo Gallery

Welcome to the photo gallery for the 2009–2010 report. This section is an add-on to the electronic version of this year's report capturing the photos used in the print report to create this electronic gallery. Each picture and caption is also displayed in its associated section throughout the report where access to the enlarged pictures is also available.

Each of the pictures has an enlarged version, just click on the picture or the "Enlarge image" link below each picture to view the bigger version of the photograph.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Smith, with the Indian Minister for External Affairs, Mr Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna (left), and the Chinese Foreign Minister, Mr Yang Jiechi (right), at the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Informal Consultations in Phuket, Thailand on 22 July 2009.
Photo: Sukree Sukplang / Reuters / Picture Media

The then Prime Minister, Mr Rudd, at a press conference with United States Secretary of State, Mrs Hillary Rodham Clinton, at the State Department on 30 November 2009.
Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images News

The then Minister for Trade, Mr Crean, at a press conference with the Singaporean Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Lim Hng Kiang, during a visit to Singapore for the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting in July 2009.
Photo: Courtesy of Andrew West/Australian Trade
Commission, Singapore

The Secretary, Mr Dennis Richardson AO.
Photo: Michael Jensen

The Secretary and Deputy Secretaries of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (as at 30 June 2010).
L–R (seated) The Secretary, Mr Dennis Richardson AO, Deputy Secretary, Mr Ric Wells
L–R (standing) Deputy Secretaries Mr Bruce Gosper, Dr Alan Thomas, Ms Gillian Bird
Photo: Michael Jensen

The then Minister for Trade, Mr Crean, with the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Katsuya Okada, in Tokyo on 26 October 2009.

The then Deputy Prime Minister, now Prime Minister, Ms Gillard, with the Indian Prime Minister, Mr Manmohan Singh.
Photo: B. Mathur / Reuters / Picture Media

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Smith, talking with the then Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Dr N Hassan Wirajuda, in New York on 22 September 2009.
Photo: Tom Starkweather

The then Minister for Trade, Mr Crean, meeting with the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, Mr Masayuki Naoshima, at the Australia-Japan Trade and Economic Ministerial Dialogue in Tokyo on 27 October 2009.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Smith, meeting the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Katsuya Okada, in Tokyo on 19 May 2010.

The then Minister for Trade, Mr Crean, leading economic talks with China in Beijing on 17 May 2010.
Photo: Courtesy of China’s National Development and Reform Commission

The then Deputy Prime Minister, now Prime Minister, Ms Gillard, welcoming the Chinese Executive Vice-Premier, Mr Li Keqiang, to a bilateral meeting in Sydney on 30 October 2009.
Photo: Pool / Getty Images News

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Smith, meeting with Republic of Korea Minister of National Defence, General Kim Tae-young, in Seoul on 15 December 2009.
Photo: Courtesy of ROK Ministry of National Defence

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Smith, meeting with the Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Marty Natalegawa, at Parliament House in Canberra on 9 March 2010.
Photo: Auspic

The then Minister for Trade, Mr Crean, the Minister for Defence, Senator Faulkner and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Smith, with their Singaporean counterparts Mr George Yeo (Minister for Foreign Affairs), Mr Teo Chee Hean (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence) and Mr Lim Hng Kiang (Minister for Trade and Industry) speaking to the press after the Sixth Singapore-Australia Joint Ministerial Committee meeting in Singapore on 27 July 2009.
Photo: Roslan Rahman / AFP

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Smith, speaks to students during a visit to Aminuddin Baki Secondary School on 7 July 2009. The school is a participant in the Australia-Malaysia Institute Sister School Program.

The then Prime Minister, Mr Rudd, and East Timorese President, Dr José Ramos-Horta, speaking at a press conference in Canberra on 23 June 2010.
Photo: Andrew Taylor / Getty Images News

The then Prime Minister, Mr Rudd, speaking with United States President, Mr Barack Obama, in Washington D.C. on 30 November 2009.
Photo: Auspic

The then Minister for Trade, Mr Crean, in a bilateral meeting with the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Ron Kirk, at the Hotel Raphael in Paris on 27 May 2010.
Photo: Alastair Miller

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Smith, meeting with the Brazilian Minister for External Affairs, Dr Celso Amorim, in Brasilia on 25 August 2009.
Photo: Joe Chan / Reuters / Picture Media

The then Minister for Trade, Mr Crean, exchanging a signed Memorandum of Understanding on Emergency Assistance with the Chilean Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Fernando Schmidt Ariztia, and the Chilean First Lady, Ms Cecilia Morel Montes.
Photo: Veronica Caceres

The then Prime Minister, Mr Rudd, and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Mr Edwin Carrington, in the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Trinidad and Tobago, signing a memorandum of understanding formally establishing relations between Australia and CARICOM.
Photo: Auspic

Australian Ambassador to Germany, Mr Peter Tesch, addressing guests in the embassy’s courtyard for the presentation of the German edition of the memoirs of Australian holocaust survivor, Ms Sabina Wolanski, on 12 May 2010.
Photo: Marko Priske, Stiftung Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas/Holocaust Memorial, Berlin

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Smith, meeting with the French Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Mr Bernard Kouchner, at the NATO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Tallinn, Estonia.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Smith, with the Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Sergey Lavrov, in Moscow on 22 April 2010.
Photo: Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters / Picture Media

The then Minister for Trade, Mr Crean, with the Belgian Minister for the Economy, Mr Vincent Van Quickenborne, in Melbourne on 3 March 2010. L–R: Mr Alain Speeckaert, CEO, Sibelco; Mr Bernard Van Milders, CEO, Flying Group & Chairman, Chamber of Commerce; Mr Luc Luwel, General Manager, Chamber of Commerce; Mr Vincent Van Quickenborne, Belgian Minister for Economy; Mr Crean, the then Minister for Trade; Mr Marc Saverys, CEO, CMB (Compagnie Maritime Belge); H.E. Patrick Renault, Ambassador of Belgium to Australia; Ms Nathalie Surmont, Flanders Trade Commissioner.

Mr Richard Maude, First Assistant Secretary, Europe Division (far right), with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Smith, Australian Ambassador to Russia, Ms Margaret Twomey, and Assistant Advisor to Mr Smith, Mr Michael Kachel, during a visit to Moscow in April 2010 as part of the Government's renewed engagement with Russia.

Australian Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Mr Ric Smith AO PSM, AusAID Director-General, Mr Peter Baxter, Australian Ambassador to Afghanistan, Mr Paul Foley, and representatives from DFAT, AusAID, the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Defence Force, meeting with their Dutch colleagues in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

The then Prime Minister, Mr Rudd, meeting with the President of India, Mrs Pratibha Patil, at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on 12 November 2009.
Photo: Raveendran / AFP

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Smith, with the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates, His Royal Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, signing a Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of a Joint Committee on Consular Affairs between Australia and the UAE.

Ann Harrap. Photo courtesy of Blue Media.

The then Minister for Trade, Mr Crean, signing a document that renewed a framework for bilateral cooperation on climate change with the South African Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Buyelwa Sonjica, during his visit in February 2010.

Mr Stuart Mooney, Second Secretary in Abuja, Nigeria, distributes health supplies to workers at the Primary Health Centre in Kabusa, Nigeria, as part of a Direct Aid Program project.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Smith, with the Ghanaian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, in Canberra on 30 June 2010
Photo: Mark Graham

The then Prime Minister and Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, Mr Rudd, and the Premier of Niue and outgoing Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, Mr Toke Talagi, speaking at the media conference held with other Forum Leaders in Cairns in August 2009.
Photo: Auspic

Special Coordinator of the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands, Mr Graeme Wilson, presenting an award to Ms Florence Taro on International Women’s Day in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

The Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance, Mr McMullan, discussing the findings of the Pacific Economic Survey with Mr Ruben Markward Bakeo, Director of Agriculture, Vanuatu, at the survey launch in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
Photo: Elizabeth James / AusAID

The then Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, Mr Kerr SC, meeting a village elder prior to the traditional welcoming ceremony in Tarawa, Kiribati.

The then Minister for Trade, Mr Crean with the Indonesian Minister for Trade, Dr Mari Pangestu at the WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva.
Photo: Denis Balibouse / Reuters / Picture Media

The then Minister for Trade, Mr Crean, and the President of Uruguay, Mr José Mujica, at the opening session of the Cairns Group Ministerial Meeting in Punta del Este, Uruguay on 19–20 April 2010. The meeting was hosted by Uruguay and chaired by Australia.

Nadia Krivetz in front of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) while in Beijing for free trade agreement talks in June 2010.

The then Prime Minister, Mr Rudd, and United States President, Mr Barack Obama, at the G20 Leaders’ dinner on 24 September 2009.
Photo: Auspic

Tim Stapleton

The then Minister for Trade, Mr Crean, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Smith, with their counterparts at the APEC Ministerial Meeting in Singapore on 11 November 2009.
Photo: Courtesy of the APEC Secretariat

The then Minister for Trade, Mr Crean, and the WTO Director-General, Mr Pascal Lamy, at the OECD Trade, Jobs and Innovation Panel in Paris on 27 May 2010.
Photo: Courtesy of Natali Wilson/OECD

The Parliamentary Secretary for Trade, Mr Byrne, at the third Ministerial Council on International Trade (MCIT) meeting in Sydney on 30 June 2010. L–R: Mr Tim Groser, Minister of Trade, New Zealand; Mr Bill Marmion MLA, Minister for Commerce, Science and Innovation, Housing and Minister Assisting the Treasurer, Western Australia; Ms Jaala Pulford, Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Trade, Victoria; Mr Byrne, Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Chair of the third MCIT meeting; Ms Lara Giddings, Minister for Economic Development, Tasmania; Mr Rob Knight, Minister for Trade, Northern Territory; Mr Michael Choi, Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Trade, Queensland.
Photo: Courtesy of MCIT Secretariat

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Smith, and the UN Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-moon, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 4 May 2010.
Photo: Courtesy of Eskinder Debebe / UN

Katy Lin
Photo: Courtesy of IISD Reporting Services

Senior Legal Adviser, Mr Richard Rowe (far left), liaising with Dutch, Swedish and Swiss counterparts and the Chair of the Working Group on the Crime of Aggression, Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid of Jordan (far right).
Photo: Courtesy of the ICC-CPI Secretariat of the Assembly of State Parties

Launch of the Report of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament in Tokyo on 15 December 2009.
L–R: Co-Chair of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, Professor Gareth Evans AO QC; the then Prime Minister, Mr Rudd; the then Prime Minister of Japan, Dr Yukio Hatoyama; Co-Chair of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, Ms Yoriko Kawaguchi

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Smith, speaking at the Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
Photo: Trevor Collens

Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Ms Kathy Klugman, surveying some of the Australian Government-funded de-mining activities in northern Sri Lanka.

David MacLennan

Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Mr Hoang Vinh Thanh (front, second from left), after presenting his Letter of Credence to the Governor-General, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC (front, third from left) on 11 February 2010. Also pictured are Deputy Secretary, Mr Bruce Gosper (front, far right), and the Chief of Protocol, Ms Anne Plunkett (front, far left).
Photo: Andrew Taylor

Beijing’s artistic, cultural and diplomatic community gathering at the National Art Museum of China as Australian Governor-General, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, launches the “Aboriginal Art from Australia’s Deserts” exhibition in June 2010. The Exhibition formed part of Imagine Australia: The Year of Australian Culture in China.
Photo: Courtesy of Olli Geibel/Australian Embassy Beijing

Second Secretary Mr James Yeomans and locally engaged staff member Mr Alejandro Gonzalez from the Australian Embassy in Mexico City with local community members from the indigenous village of Santa Maria Tonameca in the Mexican State of Oaxaca. The Embassy funds a Direct Aid Program (DAP) project in this village, allowing the installation of steel cisterns to store rainwater, which provides the only source of water storage to members of this community.

Staff of the Australian pavilion on 1 May 2010, the official opening day of the Shanghai World Expo.

Staff working in the Crisis Centre during the coordination of the Australian Government’s responses to the Pacific tsunami and the Sumatra earthquake. Both natural disasters occurred within 24 hours of each other in late September 2009.

Tracey Wunder

The joint DFAT and Defence Contingency Planning and Assistance Team (CPAT) inspecting the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, the venue for Australia’s opening match against Germany on 13 June 2010. The CPAT visited South Africa in February to help refine the Australian High Commission in Pretoria’s consular planning for the World Cup.

Betty Sutinen (second from right), with consular officers (Tony Feeney, Robyn Barlow and Matt Skelly) at the launch of the mobile consular vans during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Washington-based Local Area Network Administrator Mr Edward Yardley assisting with the deployment of the REACH (Remote Emergency Auxiliary Communications Hub) Satellite Antenna at the Ambassador’s residence during the
REACH/Business Continuity Plan trial in Washington in February 2010.

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

Reinforcement being put in place for the construction of the new perimeter wall around the Australian embassy in Baghdad.

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

William Ewing

Sandra Tam

Casey Beath

Nathan Leonard

In March 2010, Australia hosted the Five Nations Passport Conference, a gathering of senior officials responsible for passport services in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. Delegates, who meet annually to share innovation in passport security, technology and issuing systems, were welcomed to Sydney by the Koomurri Dance Troupe.
Photo: Jason McCormack

Australian High Commissioner to Samoa, Mr Matt Anderson (far right), speaking with members of the Queensland Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team at the Lalomanu Forward Operating Base during the response to the earthquake and tsunami, which struck Samoa on 29 September 2009. The USAR team were a crucial part of the initial Australian response to the tsunami. They undertook more than 550 hours of search and recovery in physically confronting conditions, and which included numerous aftershocks. One hundred and fifteen Australian personnel were deployed to Samoa as part of an $12 million response package.

The then Deputy Head of Mission of the Australian Embassy in Manila, Mr Stephen Scott (front), visiting the Women for Social Development, Inc. (WSDI) in Lavezares, Northern Samar, Philippines, in celebration of International Women’s Day, 2010. The WSDI is leading local efforts to promote greater community participation in managing solid waste segregation and disposal. The Embassy’s Direct Aid Program supported this initiative through the provision of 26 bicycles with sidecars (pedicabs) for each of the municipal barangays (villages).

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Hon. Stephen Smith, MP

Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance, The Hon. Bob McMullan, MP’

Parliamentary Secretary for Trade, The Hon. Anthony Byrne, MP

Deputy Head of Mission in Cairo, Ms Rachel Morris, with local Syrian beneficiaries receiving emergency food in March 2010, delivered by the World Food Program under a drought relief program supported by Australia.
Photo: World Food Program.

Australian Consul-General in Ho Chi Minh City, Mr Graeme Swift, inspecting a new bridge constructed under a Direct Aid Program project, which facilitates access of local children to two primary schools.

Australian Ambassador to Egypt, Ms Stephanie Shwabsky, speaking about multiculturalism in Australia at the book launch of ‘Where the Streets Had a Name’ by Australian–Egyptian novelist Ms Randa Abdel-Fattah in April 2010.

DFAT locally engaged staff in Canberra for the 2009 Leadership and Development Program.
Photo: Auspic

The Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives, Mr Harry Jenkins MP, meeting students from Kebon Jeruk 11 Jakarta primary school while visiting Australia’s science education exhibition ‘Strike A Chord—The Science of Music’ at Indonesia’s National Science and Technology Centre in Taman Mini, Indonesia on 27 January 2010.

DFAT staff member Ms Isabelle Kremer, with language tutor Dr Ze Lin Li, learning Mandarin for her posting to Taipei.

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