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  • Application for the 2021 New Colombo Plan Scholarship Program close on 18 August 2020. We’ve asked former scholars for their top 5 tips to help you get your application into shape and in on time.

    Cherry Zheng on a mountain top.
  • We express deep concern at Beijing’s imposition of the new National Security Law, which is eroding the Hong Kong people’s fundamental rights and liberties.

    International relations
  • Australia is supporting the people of Lebanon as they respond to the devastating impact of the major explosions that occurred at Beirut Port on 4 August 2020 (local time).

    A man wearing a mask walks through the streets of Beirut, with damaged buildings and cars in the background.
    Crisis Hub
  • The trans-Tasman relationship is a special one, built on our shared values, close economic links and mutual strategic interest in a secure, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific.

    International relations

Senator the Hon Marise Payne

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Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

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Public objections on terms proposed by the EU for protection as geographical indications in Australia.


Stepping up Australia’s engagement with our Pacific family.


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.


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

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