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Australian Ambassadors and other representatives

Deputy Head of Mission to Japan

Mr Roberts is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently Australia’s Ambassador to Timor-Leste.

He has previously served at the Australian Embassy, Tokyo; Australian High Commission, Apia; and as a Senior Civilian Monitor in the Peace Monitoring Group, Bougainville. In Canberra, he has worked as a lead negotiator on the Japan Australia Economic Partnership Agreement, China Australia Free Trade Agreement and the Korea Australia Free Trade Agreement negotiations, and in the Office of the Pacific and on climate change. Peter received the Order of Australia Medal for his 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami response work in Minami Sanriku.

Mr Roberts holds a Bachelor of Asian Studies (Hons) and a Bachelor of Science from the Australian National University.

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