Australia-Korea Foundation

Commonwealth of Australia
Order Constituting the Australia-Korea Foundation

WHEREAS the Australian Government is desirous of further developing relations between Australia and Korea:

AND WHEREAS the Australian Government is desirous of implementing the recommendations of the Australia-Korea Forum, held in Canberra in November 1989 and in Seoul in April 1991, in order to broaden the areas of exchange between the two countries:

AND WHEREAS it is desirable that such relations should be developed by the promotion in Korea of a greater awareness of Australia, and by the promotion in Australia of a greater awareness of Korea and the enlargement over the longer term of the areas of contact and exchange between Australia and Korea and their respective peoples:

AND WHEREAS it is desirable that there be established a body for the purpose of providing a focus for the collection, exchange and dissemination of information, and a source of advice and strategic guidance, in relation to the ways in which such relations may be encouraged, strengthened and developed:

NOW THEREFORE I, Philip Michael Jeffery, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, HEREBY ORDER AS FOLLOWS:

1. There is hereby established a foundation to be known as the 'Australia-Korea Foundation'. Establishment of Foundation
2. The Foundation shall consist of: Board and Secretariat

(2) a secretariat provided by DFAT.

3. (1) The Chairperson shall be appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for a period not exceeding five years, and on a part-time basis. Appointment of Chairperson and Members

(2) Members of the Board, other than the Chairperson and the ex-officio DFAT member, shall be appointed by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for a period not exceeding three years and on a part-time basis.

(3) The Chairperson and members may be re-appointed.

4. (1) The Governor-General may terminate the appointment of the Chairperson or a member on the recommendation of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. The Chairperson may resign his or her membership by notification in writing to the Governor-General. Termination and Resignation of Membership

(2) The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs may terminate the appointment of a member of the Board, other than the ex-officio DFAT member.

(3) A member (other than the Chairperson) may resign his or her membership by notification in writing to the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

5. (1) The function of the Board is to make recommendations to the Australian Government through the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the broadening of the relationship between Australia and Korea, with particular emphasis on: Functions of Board

(a) raising awareness of Australia in Korea, and of Korea in Australia;

(b) the promotion of visits and exchanges between the two countries of individuals and groups for the purpose of broadening relations in a number of areas including, in particular, commerce, education, science and technology, industrial relations, culture, sports, and the news media;

(c) encouraging the development of institutional links amongst universities, museums, libraries, technical colleges, research institutes, professional organisations and appropriate non-government organisations;

(d) maintaining liaison with the Korea–Australia Foundation and co-operating, where appropriate, with its programs; and

(e) the support of Australian studies in Korea and of Korean studies in Australia.

(2) In developing its function the Board should consult as widely as possible with individuals, organisations, enterprises and government departments and agencies associated or concerned with the broadening of relations between Australia and Korea.

6. The functions of the secretariat, under the authority of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, are: Functions of Secretariat

(1) to provide administrative support for the Board;

(2) to implement the recommendations of the Board.; and

(3) to undertake other activities as appropriate.

7. (1) Subject to sub-clause (2), meetings of the Foundation Board shall be held at such times and at such places as the Board determines. Meetings

(2) The Chairperson shall, upon receipt of a written request signed by 4 other members of the Foundation Board, summon a meeting of the Board to deal with such matters as are specified in the written request.

8. The procedures for the conduct of meetings of the Foundation Board, including procedures for the appointment of an Acting Chairperson and a Deputy Chairperson, shall be as determined from time to time by the Board. Procedure at Meetings
9. Moneys required for the purposes of enabling the Foundation to discharge its functions and the implementation of the Foundation Board's recommendations shall be obtained from: Finances

(1) moneys standing to the credit of any Trust Account established under section 62A of the Audit Act 1901 for those purposes; or

(2) any other moneys lawfully available for these purposes.

10. As soon as practicable after 30 June in each year, the Foundation shall provide to the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs an Annual Report on Foundation activities during the period of twelve months ending on the preceding 30 June. Annual Report

GIVEN under my Hand
and the Great Seal of
Australia on
8 April 2004.

(signed)

P M Jeffery
Governor-General
By His Excellency's Command

(signed)

Alexander Downer
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs