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Archive of feature stories - January 2013

Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs Bob Carr and Germany's Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Guido Westerwelle shaking hands

Strategic partnership with Germany

29 January 2013

Australia's relationship with Germany has taken a major step forward with the signing of a Strategic Partnership by Foreign Minister Bob Carr and Germany's Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Guido Westerwelle in Berlin on 28 January 2013.

Photo of Trade Minister Craig Emerson with Kittiratt Na-Ranong in Switzerland

World Economic Forum

25 January 2013

Trade Minister Craig Emerson with Kittiratt Na-Ranong, Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Trade Minister at World Economic Forum

Parliamentary Secretary Marles with students at the IFO Camp Primary School, Dadaab, 22 January 2013

Australia to provide $2 million to World Food Programme

24 January 2013

Australia will provide $2 million to help the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) feed 575,000 refugees in Kenya that have fled war and drought in the region.

Media release: Australia gives $2 million to help feed refugees in Horn of Africa

Australian Foreign Minister, The Hon. Bob Carr meets India Minister for External Affairs, Salman Khurshid at Hyderabad House in New Delhi during his visit to India

Foreign Minister visit to India

23 January 2013

Australia's relationship with India has been further advanced in talks this week between Foreign Minister Bob Carr and India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid in New Delhi.

Minister Carr and UK Foreign Minister William Hague, AUKMIN talks, Perth January 18 2013


18 January 2013

The Australian Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Bob Carr and Stephen Smith, and the UK Foreign and Defence Secretaries, William Hague and Philip Hammond, met for the fifth Australia-UK Ministerial Consultations (AUKMIN) in Perth.

AUKMIN 2013 Communiqué

Marles representing Australia on a Ministerial Panel to discuss Renewable Energy in an Evolving Global Energy Market as part of the World Future Energy Summit and Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

World Future Energy Summit

16 January 2013

Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Richard Marles, told the World Future Energy Summit in the United Arab Emirates that working towards an international solution to climate change remained one of the Australia Government's highest priorities.

Elizabeth O'Neill OAM

Elizabeth O'Neill Journalism Award

15 January 2013

Foreign Minister Bob Carr has announced ABC journalist, Amy Bainbridge, and Indonesian online news editor, Renne Kawilarang, as this year's winners of the Elizabeth O'Neill Journalism Award.

Photo of a demonstration with people in colourful animal costumes

Australia International Cultural Council Grants Program

14 January 2013

The AICC Grants Program is now inviting expressions of interest for international arts and cultural projects. The program funds Australian projects that support foreign and trade policy priorities and enhance understanding of Australia overseas

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Photo of Minister Emerson and his Malaysian counterpart Minister Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed

Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA) enters into force

1 January 2013

Now in operation, 97.6 per cent of Australian goods currently exported to Malaysia are eligible for tariff-free treatment, rising to 99 per cent in 2017.

Media release: Free Trade Agreement with Malaysia in Force

About the Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Last Updated: 18 February 2013
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