The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) was established by the Australian Government in January 2003, as an initiative to strengthen ties between Australia and Arab countries.
The CAAR’s annual grant funding round is now open for 2014-15. Applications will close on 20 August 2014 at 16:00 AEST.
How to apply for funding: Grants Program
Activities and priorities for CAAR.
About the Council for Australian-Arab Relations
To promote between the peoples of Australia and the Arab world mutual interests and a greater understanding and acceptance of each other's cultures, values, beliefs and diversity.
Strategic Objectives of the Council
The strategic objectives of the Council for Australian-Arab Relations are:
- to support robust professional, community and institutional linkages between Australia and the Arab world that will promote mutual understanding and project positive, accurate and contemporary images of each other's societies.
- to promote productive partnerships between Australia and the Arab world on contemporary issues of shared interest, particularly in the fields of science, technology, the environment and social development initiatives such as health and sport.
- to raise public and corporate awareness of the importance of the Australian-Arab relationship.
- to support increased business and trade between Australia and Arab countries.
Establishment of the Council
- Mr Talal Yassine OAM, Chairman. Appointed for three years from 23 July 2013.
- Dr Glen Simpson, Deputy Chairman. Appointed for three years from 1 January 2014.
- Ms Aziza Abdel-Halim AM. Appointed for three years from 16 December 2012.
- Dr Anne Aly. Re-appointed for three years from 16 December 2012.
- Roland Jabbour Esq. J.P. Appointed for three years from 16 December 2012.
- The Hon. Mark Vaile AO, Appointed for three years from 25 November 2013.
- Ms Debra Counsell, Appointed for three years from 25 November 2013.
- Mr Marc Innes-Brown, Assistant Secretary, Middle East Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Ex officio member.
- Mr Grame Barty, General Manager Growth and Emerging Markets, Australian Trade Commission (Austrade). Ex officio member.
- Phone: (02) 6261 2090
- Fax: (02) 6261 2640
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Kingston ACT 2604
Using the logo
The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) logo is available for download by grant recipients and other approved organisations. It can be used in print and electronic media as well as other applications such as signage, team uniforms and sporting gear.
It is a condition of funding that CAAR grant recipients include the CAAR logo and acknowledge CAAR’s support in all promotional material and publications, including websites. The following acknowledgement must be used in association with the logo where possible:
The [insert name of project] is supported by the Commonwealth through the Council for Australian-Arab Relations, which is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The logo is composed of the Australian Government crest and the CAAR logo. The crest and CAAR logo are locked together. The elements of the logo may not be separated and used individually nor altered in any way.
The logo should be within a clear area, free from other text and graphics.
Do not scan the logo from a hard copy.
If you have any questions regarding the use of the logo, please contact the Secretariat
- Arab Gateways - a website for Australian students about Arab countries which includes an interactive map, interviews with young people from the region and teaching sequences
- Explore Australia - a website about Australia for Arab students and teachers, also with information for Australian students about life in the Arab region
- Study in Australia - the official Australian Government website for studying in Australia
- About Australia - a wide range of factsheets in English and Arabic about life in Australia, and its people
- Australia is represented in Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa through a number of embassies, consulates-general and trade offices
- Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa are accredited to Australia through a number of Arab embassies and consulates-general in Australia and nearby countries
- Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AACCI)
- Arab League