DFAT's flagship publication, Australia in Brief, has been updated with a fresh, new look. With more than 70 images as well as easy-to-read graphs and quick facts, the publication is a key public diplomacy tool. A PDF and eBook can be downloaded from the DFAT website. The eBook will also be available on Apple iBooks and Google Play.
Three new geographic trade statistical publications released today showed that in 2013: Australia's trade with East Asia was valued at $366.7 billion, up 7.6 per cent on 2012; Australia's trade with Europe was valued at $91.1 billion, down 1.9 per cent on 2012; and Australia's trade with the Americas was valued at $69.8 billion, down 3.8 per cent on 2012.
Foreign Minister Bishop chaired the annual Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting in Perth on 9 October. Ministers agreed to initiatives addressing economic growth, development and security challenges faced by more than 2 billion people living around the Indian Ocean rim.
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