Feature stories - July 2011
Australia and the OECD
27 July 2011
In 2011, the OECD celebrates its 50th anniversary. Australia has been a member of this important organisation for 40 years.
Find out more about Australia and the OECD in this new brochure.
Visit to United Nations
22 July 2011
Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, Richard Marles, has concluded his visit to United Nations, which focused on climate change and its impact on small island states.
Mr Marles held talks with Ambassadors from the Pacific and other small island states, as well as meeting UN staff to discuss priorities in the Pacific, and the Pacific Islands Forum.
Media release: Parliamentary Secretary concludes visit to United Nations
Visit to Bali
22 July 2011
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd attends the East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers' Meeting, the ASEAN-Australia Ministerial Conference and the 18th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF)
Video: Visit to Bali
Australia-China 2.0 Trade Mission
14 July 2011
Trade Minister Dr Craig Emerson will be visiting China in August for the Australia-China 2.0 Trade Mission. The mission is designed to help Australia's businesses expand their links with China's booming regional or second-tier cities.
Boao Forum for Asia Conference
11 July 2011
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd gave a speech at the Boao Forum for Asia Conference in Perth.
Visit to East Timor
9 July 2011
Mr Rudd met with leaders of the East Timorese Government and discussed Australia's and East Timor's existing development cooperation.
Video: Arrival in East Timor
Visit to Indonesia
8 July 2011
Mr Rudd meet with his counterpart, Dr Marty Natalegawa, as well as other senior ministers to discuss a range of shared security, political and economic interests.
Media release: Foreign Minister visit to Indonesia and East Timor
Transcript: Press conference with Dr Marty Natalegawa
Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness
6 July 2011
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd today announced reforms to Australia's aid program to ensure it is strategic, more transparent and gets real results.
7 July 2011
NAIDOC celebrates the survival of Indigenous culture and the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to contemporary Australia.
DFAT has launched an Indigneous touring art exhibition - Message Stick.
Foreign Minister visit to Burma
2 July 2011
Kevin Rudd visited Burma to discuss ways Australia can support positive reform and development in one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia. It was the first visit by an Australian Foreign Minister since 2002
Media release: Visit to Burma