Homepage feature stories from September 2013

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop chairs a meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York. Credit: Trevor Collens

United Nations Security Council

26 September 2013

The United Nations Security Council has adopted Australia’s resolution to strengthen international action to combat the illicit trade and misuse of small arms and light weapons.

Swearing in Ceremony, 18 September 2013

Andrew Robb AO MP sworn in as Minister for Trade and Investment

18 September 2013

The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP was sworn in as Australia's Minister for Trade and Investment on 18 September 2013 at Government House in Canberra.

Swearing in Ceremony, 18 September 2013

Julie Bishop sworn in as Minister for Foreign Affairs

18 September 2013

The Hon Julie Bishop MP was sworn in as Australia's 38th Minister for Foreign Affairs on 18 September 2013 at Government House in Canberra.

Book launch

On Wednesday 25 September 2013, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ms Gillian Bird, will launch the latest volume in the Department’s Documents on Australian Foreign Policy series, covering Australia and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, 1945–1974.

More about the book launch

Australia Indonesia Institute

Australia Indonesia Institute

The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) was established by the Australian Government in 1989 to contribute to a more broadly based and enduring relationship between Australia and Indonesia.

The AII is now accepting Expressions of Interest from Australian and Indonesian applicants for the second 2013-14 grants round. The closing date for applications is 5pm (AEST) Friday 20 September 2013.

Apply: Australia Indonesia Institute

Bob Carr meets Vladimir Putin at the G20

G20 in Russia

5 September 2013

Minister Carr is welcomed to the G20 by Russian President Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg.