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Council for Australia-Arab Relations (CAAR)

  • CAAR 15 year anniversary photo exhibition

    The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) is celebrating its 15 year anniversary through this photographic exhibition.

  • Building ties between Australian and Lebanon through rugby league

    Grant funding allowed coaches and match officials from the Lebanese Rugby League Federation to travel to Australia.

  • Strengthening of academic and cultural ties with Gulf states

    Strengthening of academic and cultural ties with Gulf states Professor Mohamad Abdalla from the University of South Australia travelled to promote opportunities for academic cooperation.

  • CAAR 15 year anniversary photo exhibition

  • Building ties between Australian and Lebanon through rugby league

  • Strengthening of academic and cultural ties with Gulf states

The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) 2020-21 Grant Round

The Council for Australia Arab Relations has postponed its 2020-21 grant round in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Council for Australia Arab Relations remains committed to supporting people-to-people and institutional engagement between Australia and Arab countries, and is exploring options for activities that are achievable in the current context.

We thank applicants for their interest and encourage them to consider resubmitting applications when the round reopens.

Mission

The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) seeks to strengthen Australian-Arab relations by advancing areas of shared political, economic and social interest and building a greater awareness and appreciation of each other's cultures and values.

Our strategic goals

The objectives of the Council are to:

  • empower the peoples of Australia and the Arab world to develop a holistic and contemporary mutual understanding;
  • support positive and collaborative relationships between Australia's Arab diaspora communities and the broader Australian community; and
  • support activities that encourage increased trade and investment between the two regions.

Operating environment

The CAAR is a non-statutory, regional council in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Established in 2003, its purpose is to broaden and strengthen the relationship between Australia and the Arab world, by encouraging and supporting greater mutual understanding and cooperation between the peoples of Australia and the Arab world.

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