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Following is a list of discretionary grants and a list of contributions to international organisations and peacekeeping operations administered by the department during the financial year. Details of grant recipients are available directly from the Australia–China Council, the Australia–India Council, the Australia–Indonesia Institute, the Australia–Korea Foundation, and the Images of Australia Branch (Cultural Relations Grants Program), through the department’s website or the general switchboard: telephone (02) 6261 1111.

Table 41. Discretionary grants

Title of grant Brief description/rationale of grant Sub-output Total ($’000)
Australia–China Council To foster people-to-people relations between Australia and China; to promote a greater awareness of Australia as a technologically sophisticated, multicultural, open and liberal society oriented towards Asia; to build a greater awareness of China in Australia, with particular emphasis on customs, cultural and ethical values, business priorities and contemporary issues. 1.1.1 636
Australia–Korea Foundation To promote people-to-people and institutional links covering the spectrum of Australia’s relations with Korea, including through the promotion of education, science and technology, commerce and industry, arts, sport and the media. 1.1.1 720
Australian Institute of International Affairs To raise the level of understanding of the role of foreign and trade policy in Australia. The institute facilitates debate and awareness in Australia through lectures, conferences and publications. 1.1.1–1.1.8 50
Australia–India Council To initiate and support activities designed to enhance awareness and understanding between the peoples and institutions of Australia and India, including through the promotion of visits and exchanges between the two countries, the development of institutional links, and the support of study programs. 1.1.2 750
Australia–Indonesia Institute To contribute to a more stable and enduring relationship between Australia and Indonesia by increasing people-to-people contacts and institutional links; to portray Australia as culturally diverse, educationally, scientifically and technologically advanced and economically enterprising; and, to increase Australians’ understanding and access to the cultural diversity of Indonesian society and the opportunities offered by its developing economy. 1.1.2 900
University of Adelaide Funding for a project entitled ‘Parallel Lives: Matthew Flinders and Nicholas Baudin, 1801–1802’, aimed at investigating and enriching Australia’s relations with Europe. 1.1.3 5
Melbourne Business School Partial funding for the establishment of a Chair and Centre for the Practice of International Trade. 1.1.5 115
Indian Ocean Centre To develop and strengthen academic expertise on Indian Ocean regional issues, particularly in support of Australian interests in the region, and to provide independent research in support of Australia’s key trade and investment objectives in the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation. 1.1.6 110
Australian National Commission for UNESCO To assist the National Commission to meet up to three times a year, to report to ministers on UNESCO, and to enhance regional cooperation by providing seed funding for small national/international projects in UNESCO’s fields of competence: education, natural and social science, culture, communications, and youth. 1.1.7 50
United Nations Association of Australia To assist in publicising in Australia the United Nations and its activities. 1.1.7 10
Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia Pacific To facilitate Australian involvement in the key second track (academics and officials participating in their personal capacities) Asia-Pacific mechanism for regularised, inclusive dialogue on regional security matters, thereby making a substantive contribution to the major governmental regional security process, the ASEAN Regional Forum, and to contribute to more informed debate among academics and the broader Australian community on foreign policy, security and strategic issues. 1.1.8 20
Cultural Relations Grants Program To fund requests from ministers, the department and overseas posts for specific priority projects in the field of international cultural relations. 3.1.2 188
Total     3 554

Table 42. Contributions to international organisations and UN peacekeeping operations

  Sub-output Total ($’000)
International Organisations    
Energy Charter Conference Secretariat 1.1.3 168
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development 1.1.5 5 568
World Trade Organization 1.1.5 1 560
Pacific Economic Cooperative Committee Central Fund 1.1.6 40
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat 1.1.6 403
Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources 1.1.7 275
Commonwealth Secretariat 1.1.7 2 651
International Fact Finding Commission 1.1.7 8
International Atomic Energy Agency 1.1.7 4 639
International Bureau of Permanent Court of Arbitration 1.1.7 25
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, Rome 1.1.7 73
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 1.1.7 1 852
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia 1.1.7 2 069
United Nations General Budget 1.1.7 23 834
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 1.1.7 15 884
Other United Nations affiliated organisations 1.1.7 710
Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Organization 1.1.8 1 624
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons 1.1.8 655
Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies 1.1.8 28
UN Peacekeeping Operations    
UN Angola Verification Mission 1.1.7 65
UN Civilian Police Mission in Haiti 1.1.7 391
UN Disengagement Observer Force 1.1.7 645
UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo 1.1.7 8 433
UN Interim Force in Lebanon 1.1.7 3 453
UN Iraq–Kuwait Observer Mission 1.1.7 387
UN Mission in Bosnia–Herzegovina 1.1.7 3 479
UN Mission in the Central African Republic 1.1.7 1 508
UN Mission in East Timor 1.1.7 709
UN Mission in Sierra Leone 1.1.7 930
UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara 1.1.7 918
UN Observer Mission in Georgia 1.1.7 374
UN Observer Mission in Sierra Leone 1.1.7 3 629
UN Observer Mission in Tajikistan 1.1.7 359
UN Operations in Mozambique 1.1.7 1
UN Organisation Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo 1.1.7 5 112
UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus 1.1.7 502
UN Preventive Deployment Force 1.1.7 76
UN Transitional Administration in East Timor 1.1.7 8 152
UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia * 1.1.7 (8)
Total   101 181

*Credit from UN Peacekeeping in Cambodia, UNTAC, as a result of operational costs being marginally less than the UN assessed contribution.

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