Trade Minister Farrell will visit Paris, Brussels, and Berlin to advocate for the conclusion of the Australia-European Union (EU) trade agreement. He will also visit Bern to open the new Australian Embassy to Switzerland and London to advance the Australia-UK free trade agreement.
The Albanese Government welcomes confirmation today, that the Indian Government has completed its domestic requirements to enable implementation of the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA).
On 17 November 2022, the Australian Government Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) handed down its report on the Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (A-UKFTA). The committee made two recommendations.
Minister for Trade and Tourism, Senator the Hon Don Farrell announces the 2022 Australian Exporter of the Year is Bubs Australia – one of Australia’s most successful and in-demand exporters of infant nutrition products.
Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell and Minister for Education Jason Clare met with International Education and Training finalists at Parliament House, ahead of the 60th Australian Export Awards.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Penny Wong has announced the appointment of four career diplomats to lead Australian overseas posts, in Solomon Islands, Cambodia, Guangzhou and in our newly established Embassy in Bern, Switzerland.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Penny Wong is pleased to confirm that Professor Sean Turnell has arrived safely home to Australia, and has been reunited with his wife and family, after more than 21 months of unjust detention in Myanmar.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese today joined ASEAN and New Zealand counterparts to announce the substantial conclusion of negotiations to upgrade the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The Australian Government has reviewed and relisted 27 persons and 36 entities for counter-terrorism financing sanctions due to expire in 2022, as part of our commitment to preventing terrorism at home and abroad.
As part of the Albanese Government's commitment to standing by those who helped Australia, today we announce Dr Vivienne Thom AM will lead an Independent Review into the Afghan Locally Engaged Employee (LEE) program.
As part of the Albanese Government's commitment to supporting the humanitarian response in Myanmar and Bangladesh, Australia will provide $135 million in2022-23 to assist with the delivery of life-saving food, water and shelter through partner organisations.
Today The Hon Tim Watts MP, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs launched DFAT’s Consular State of Play 2021-22. This publication is a snapshot of consular services provided to Australians overseas during the past financial year.
We [Canada, Australia, and New Zealand] thank the Council for today’s meeting, and Professor Rehman, Dr Ebadi, and Ms Boniadi for their insightful briefings. We remain deeply concerned with the deteriorating human rights situation in Iran.
Minister for International Development and the Pacific, the Hon Pat Conroy MP will travel to Papua New Guinea to deepen the relationship between our nations. This builds on the high tempo of ministerial engagements since elections in both our countries.
Australia has joined the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Germany and the Republic of Korea in committing to not conduct destructive, direct-ascent anti-satellite missile testing.
The Government is boosting Pacific security and defence, supporting critical infrastructure across our region, expanding the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility scheme, and increasing Australia's Official Development Assistance to the Pacific and Southeast Asia.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Penny Wong will travel to Cook Islands, Niue and French Polynesia, to further strengthen Australia’s deep ties with our Pacific partners, and demonstrate the Government’s commitment to the Pacific as a whole.
Today the Government has reaffirmed Australia’s previous and longstanding position that Jerusalem is a final status issue that should be resolved as part of any peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian people.
Cooperation on climate change, support for women’s leadership and education partnerships are among projects awarded grants by the Australia-Korea Foundation, the Australia-Japan Foundation, and the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations.
Members of the Trilateral Infrastructure Partnership today renewed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region between U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Export Finance Australia.
Today in Seoul Minister for Trade and Tourism, Senator the Hon Don Farrell, met with the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) Minister for Trade, Dr Ahn Dukgeun, for the inaugural Australia-ROK Trade Ministers’ Meeting under our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Penny Wong was honoured to meet with Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Saleumxay Kommasith. Australia and Laos share a long history of bilateral cooperation, and this year celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations.