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70 years: Australia-Russia

Australia–Russia 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations

30 November 2012

Celebrating 70 years of diplomatic relations between Australian and Russia in pictures: Australia–Russia relations have come a long way in 70 years.

» Australia–Russia 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations photographic exhibition

Mr Marles and Mr O'Neill's shaking hands

Visit by PNG Prime Minister

28 November 2012

Parliamentary Secretary Marles meets with Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill at Parliament House, Canberra.

» Photos: Visit by Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, November 2012

Leaders standing in a line, crossing their arms and holding hands at the RCEP launch

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Launch

20 November 2012

Prime Minister Julia Gillard, accompanied by Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emerson, joined leaders from 15 countries of the Asian region in Cambodia to launch negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Trade Talk newsletter

22 November 2012

The first edition of DFAT's newsletter Trade Talk is out now. Trade Talk will bring you news and updates on all the latest Australian trade issues. The inaugural edition features pieces on the Asian Century White Paper and more.

» Subscribe to the Trade Talk newsletter

Visit by New Zealand Trade Minister

15 November 2012

Trade Minister Craig Emerson and his New Zealand counterpart Tim Groser faced the media following talks in Canberra on the Closer Economic Relationship and regional trade negotiations.

» 2012 CER Ministerial Forum: Joint Statement

» Doorstop, Parliament House

Foreign Minister Bob Carr meets US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her arrival in Perth


14 November 2012

The Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) is the principal forum for bilateral consultations with the United States.

This year it was held in Perth.

» AUSMIN 2012 Joint Communiqué

» Press conference

Mr Marles reading a book to a classrom of children

Visit to Papua New Guinea

5 November 2012

Parliamentary Secretary Marles meets participants of a literacy class at Buk Bilong Pikinini Library at Koko in the National Capital District, PNG.

With support from the Australian Government, through AusAID, the Buk Bilong Pikinini libraries provide children with the opportunity to improve their literacy skills and develop a love of reading and learning.

Senator Carr shaking hands with Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dato' Sri Anifah Aman

Visit to Malaysia

4 November 2012

Senator Carr meets with Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dato' Sri Anifah Aman on 4 November 2012.

Image gallery: Visit to Malaysia, November 2012

Media Release: Australia invests in Malaysian surf lifesaving

Smartraveller on Facebook

2 November 2012

Smartraveller is now on Facebook. Join us for travel advice updates and tips on travelling safely while still having fun.

Smartraveller facebook page

Screen of Smartraveller iPhone App

Smartraveller iPhone app

2 November 2012

The Smartraveller iPhone app is now available in the App Store. The app features location aware travel advice updates and access to Smartraveller advice without the need for an internet connection, along with easy repeat travel registration using saved information.

Smartraveller iPhone app

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