Australia's public diplomacy is raising awareness overseas of our country—as a great destination for tourism and education, an advocate for global trade liberalisation, and a trusted citizen of the Indo-Pacific region. For detail on Australia's public diplomacy efforts, read the Public Diplomacy Strategy.
Young Australian dancers take Boundless to Thailand
Boundless is a season of contemporary dance by Canberra's Quantum Leap ensemble that recently toured to Thailand with the support of the Australia Thailand Institute.
Science diplomacy: Questacon tours Japan
The Australian Embassy in Tokyo held three exciting events celebrating science diplomacy month in April 2014.
Australian R&D and R&B: Australian cultural activities in Indonesia
Throughout 2014, arts and culture, along with science and innovation, is the focus for the Embassy in Jakarta to celebrate the rich diversity reflected by arts in the community.
'Broached Retreat' – two 'firsts' in one design exhibition
The prestigious Ullen Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing is hosting Broached Retreat, a visual art exhibition curated by Broached Commissions, an Australian based design studio, for a Chinese audience.
Women's cricket in PNG bowls more than a maiden over
Australia is supporting Cricket PNG to establish a new Women's Cricket Program which helps young girls to experience cricket and enhance their skills during term breaks.
Indigenous writer Anita Heiss in Austria
The Australian Embassy in Vienna, Austria, hosted a visit in June 2014 by well-known Australian author Dr Anita Heiss.
From Borroloola to Brazil for the World Cup
COALAR (the Council on Australia Latin America Relations) was delighted to support John Moriarty, the first Indigenous footballer picked to play for Australia, take eight young Indigenous footballers from Borroloola to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Poet Les Murray at the Berlin Poetry Festival
Every summer Berlin invites up to 200 poets and artists from around the world to the Poesiefestival Berlin. They workshop poetry, and read to audiences drawn from some 10,000 visitors to the festival.
AWM conservators bringing WWI heroes to life
In the lead-up to the commemoration of WWI anniversaries, the Australian War Memorial's public diplomacy efforts in France include lending historic items to European museums.
Indonesian Students 'shred' at Skate Jam Indonesia 2014
Professional skaters from skate brand, DC and a team of coaches from Skateboarding Australia have been touring Indonesia teaching skateboarding skills to Indonesian youth.
Top End to Tassie (via Canberra): the Liz O'Neill Award 2014
DFAT hosted this year's Elizabeth O'Neill Award winner, Ms Fitria Sofyani, in two of our less-travelled states, the Northern Territory and Tasmania, as well as Sydney and Canberra.
From Cairns to Brazil via APAM in Brisbane: the Medics
Contemporary music artists are using music markets to showcase their performances, with great music export results.
Nepali micro-entrepreneur awarded Oslo Business for Peace award
Ms Kesha Kumari Damini headed to Norway to receive the 2014 Oslo Business for Peace Award in Oslo in May 2014.