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Minister Emerson and others sat at a panel table at the OECD.

Minister in Paris for OECD, WTO talks

30 May 2013

Trade Minister Craig Emerson attends the annual Ministerial Council Meeting of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris.

Media release: Minister in Paris for OECD, WTO Talks

Parl Sec Matt Thistlethwaite throwing AFL footballs in the air with a crowd of smiling children.

Visit to the Solomon Islands

23 May 2013

Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, Matt Thistlethwaite visited the Solomon Islands in May, where he represented Australia at the Forum Ministerial Standing Committee on the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands and launched a new round of the Pacific Sports Partnership.

Media release: Pacific Sports Partnerships call for a healthier, inclusive Pacific

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Budget 2013-2014

14 May 2013

Prime Minister Julia Gillard shanking hands with Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea The Hon Peter O'Neill CMG MP.

Joint Declaration for a New Papua New Guinea – Australia Partnership

10 May 2013

Prime Ministers Julia Gillard and Peter O'Neill signed the Joint Declaration for a New Papua New Guinea – Australia Partnership. The Declaration reflects the contemporary bilateral relationship and affirms both countries' commitment to deepening ties and working together in the region.

Read: Joint Declaration for a New Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership

Parliamentary Secretary Thistlethwaite, His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Governor-General, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO.

Sultan of Brunei Visit to Australia

2 May 2013

Parliamentary Secretary Thistlethwaite representing the Prime Minister at a Ceremonial Welcome and State Lunch hosted by the Governor-General, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, for His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

Photos: Sultan of Brunei Visit to Australia, May 2013

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