The 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper sets out a comprehensive framework to advance Australia’s security and prosperity in a contested and competitive world. Informed by our values, it describes Australia’s national interests and the Government’s international engagement priorities. It is Australia’s agenda for opportunity, security and strength.
The White Paper was launched by the Prime Minister of Australia and the Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Tourism and Investment on 23 November 2017 in Canberra, Australia. It is the first comprehensive white paper on Australia’s international engagement in 14 years.
The White Paper was developed following an extensive public consultation process. Thank you to everyone who contributed their views and ideas on the future of Australia's foreign policy.