Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb is hosting the Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministerial Meeting in Sydney from 25-27 October. Ministers are working to progress the negotiations for an agreement that would enable Australia and other participating countries to capitalise on continued growth in the region.
The 2013-14 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Annual Report has been tabled in Parliament. The report addresses the department's performance and achievements across the range of its responsibilities, including foreign and trade policy, investment, aid policy and programs, the New Colombo Plan, international climate change engagement, and consular and passports services.
DFAT's flagship publication, Australia in Brief, has been updated with a fresh, new look. With more than 70 images as well as easy-to-read graphs and quick facts, the publication is a key public diplomacy tool. A PDF and eBook can be downloaded from the DFAT website. The eBook will also be available on Apple iBooks and Google Play.
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