Feature stories - November 2011
Foreign Minister visit to Korea
30 November 2011
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd travelled to South Korea to meet Korean leaders, visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and attend the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan.
Media release: Foreign Minister to visit Korea
Photo: Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd receiving a briefing from US military commanders at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on the Korean Peninsula. The DMZ is the most heavily militarized border in the world.
Launch of Smartraveller III
25 November 2011
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd launched the newest phase of the Australian Government's Smartraveller campaign, to put Australia at the leading edge of consular services around the world.
Media release: Smart travel is safe travel
ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA to enter into force for Indonesia
21 November 2011
Craig Emerson in a bilateral meeting with Japan
18-20 November 2011
Dr Craig Emerson MP, Minister for Trade, met with Mr Yukio Edano in a bilateral meeting with Japan, Bali 18-20 November 2011.
Media Release: Trade Minister visits Indonesia for ASEAN Business Summit
Australia-Korea Year of Friendship
10 November 2011
DFAT is proud to be the major sponsor of Tell Me Tell Me: Australian and Korean Art 1976-2011 which opened at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Republic of Korea, on 9 November. This jointly curated exhibition with Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Korea.
The Biennial Sir Alan Westerman Lecture in Australian Trade Policy
8 November 2011
Trade Minister Dr. Craig Emerson delivers the Biennial Sir Alan Westerman Lecture in Australian Trade Policy at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra
Speech: Can free trade be fair?
4 November 2011
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd gave the keynote speech at the 7th Australia-Japan Conference in Brisbane on 4 November.
Photo: Foreign Minister Mr Rudd meets with Mr Joe Nakano, Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and conference host Mr Peter Corish, Chair, Australia-Japan Foundation.
APEC Trade and Investment in 2010
7 November 2011
Australia's strong economic credentials have again been highlighted in a new report on trade and investment among APEC economies, with Australian exports outpacing imports within the Asia-Pacific region.
Media release: APEC Trade and Investment in 2010
Square Kilometre Array telescope
3 November 2011
Australia and New Zealand are bidding to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope, a project aimed at transforming our knowledge of the structure and origin of the universe. The projected science outcomes will be transformational.
Photo courtesy of WA Department of Commerce
Stopping violence against women in the Pacific
3 November 2011
Australia and the United States today reaffirmed their commitment to work together to prevent violence against women in the Pacific.
Speech: Stopping violence against women
The Inaugural Australia-China Forum
2 November 2011
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd and former Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing opened the inaugural Australia-China Forum.