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.

Visit to the Korean Demilitarized Zone

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.

Smartraveller.gov.au

Media release: Smart travel is safe travel

Speech: Remarks at launch of Smartraveller III

ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA to enter into force for Indonesia

21 November 2011

More information about AANZFTA

Photo: Dr Emerson, Minister for Trade speaking at the Indonesia-Australia Business Council Conference / Australian Business Asia Regional Business Forum in Bali, 19 November.

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?

Australia-Japan Conference

4 November 2011

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd gave the keynote speech at the 7th Australia-Japan Conference in Brisbane on 4 November.

Speech: Australia and Japan in the 21st Century.

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

Download: The APEC Region — Trade and Investment, 2011

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

Science public diplomacy: Square Kilometre Array telescope

Square Kilometre Array telescope website

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

Media release: Australia and the United States – Committed to stopping violence against women in the Pacific

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.

Speech: 40 Years: The Australia-China Relationship

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