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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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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.

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Stay informed on the potential implications of the UK’s exit from the EU.

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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