Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs met virtually with Pacific counterparts for the annual Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers’ meeting. This important discussion, chaired by Tuvalu Foreign Minister Simon Kofe, focused on how our region is working together in responding to COVID-19 and strengthening our shared economic recovery.
On 21 July, Australia and the Republic of Korea held the seventh Australia-ROK Joint Economic Committee meeting via videolink. This was the first such meeting since both sides agreed to re-energise the forum at the 2019 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministers Meeting.
The Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, and the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, HE Mr Kajiyama Hiroshi co-chaired the third Japan-Australia Ministerial Economic Dialogue on 15 July 2021 in Tokyo.
The 2021-2022 COALAR Grant Round will open for applications at 1600 AEST Monday 19 July and close at 1600 AEST Friday 10 September 2021 for projects starting from 1 March 2022 and ending no later than 28 February 2023.
Five years ago today, an Arbitral Tribunal established in accordance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) reached a clear and unanimous decision on the South China Sea arbitration between the Philippines and China.
Samoa has received its first delivery of vaccines from Australia, with 10,000 domestically manufactured AstraZeneca doses arriving in Apia, as Australia works together with our neighbours in their response to COVID-19.
On 6 July 2021, Treasurer the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP and Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment the Hon Dan Tehan MP virtually hosted the inaugural Indonesia-Australia Economic, Trade and Investment Ministers’ meeting with their Indonesian counterparts.
Turbocharging growth in Australia's civil space sector is the aim of two key measures announced today by the Morrison Government that will help to reduce launch costs and open the door to increased collaboration with major US companies.
It’s a long way from Guyra in NSW to the Republic of Korea and Hong Kong for young Kamilaroi man Miles Archibald. But it’s a journey that was worth it and has opened up so many doors for him both personally and professionally.
COVID-19 continues to have significant economic and health impacts on the poorest people in our region. Australia is working with the World Food Programme (WFP) to address the risk of acute food insecurity.
Australia will deploy an Australian Medical Assistance Team to assist Fiji’s response to the current COVID-19 outbreak, demonstrating our continued commitment to stand with our Fijian vuvale. This deployment responds to a request from the Government of Fiji.
Improved access to reliable electricity for Solomon Islands is one step closer with an historic agreement signed today with the Australian Government under the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP).
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is seeking submissions from businesses and other interested stakeholders on the Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA) to inform work on a General Review under Article 21.7 of the Agreement.
COVID-19 has brought into sharp focus the value of our Pacific labour mobility initiatives, the Seasonal Workers Programme (SWP) and Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS), which provide direct and tangible economic benefits to both our Pacific family and Australian farmers and industries.
On World Oceans Day 2021, people everywhere celebrate and take action to protect this shared resource. Emma Locker, 2020 New Colombo Plan scholar spoke to us about her experiences with Pacific communities and sustainable Ocean management.
The Australian Government was saddened to learn yesterday of the passing of James Richard Crawford LLD, FBA, AC, SC, Judge of the International Court of Justice – distinguished international lawyer, eminent academic, teacher and mentor.