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The department works to make Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous, to provide timely and responsive consular and passport services, and to ensure a secure Australian Government presence overseas.

The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the government. We work with other government agencies to ensure that Australia's pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively.

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

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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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