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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) promotes and protects Australia’s international interests to support our security and prosperity.

We work with international partners and other countries to tackle global challenges, increase trade and investment opportunities, protect international rules, keep our region stable and help Australians overseas.

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The Hon Dr David Gillespie MP

The Hon Dr David Gillespie MP
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Public objections on terms proposed by the EU for protection as geographical indications in Australia.

Pacific Step-up

Stepping up Australia’s engagement with our Pacific family.

Vaccine access and health security

Supporting our region to access COVID-19 vaccines and build resilience to health security challenges.

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Stay informed on the potential implications of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.

New Colombo Plan

Scholarships and grants for study and internships/ mentorships in the Indo-Pacific region.

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A new initiative matching Australian business demand with Pacific island skills.

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