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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade :: 2001-2002 Annual Report
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Minister for Trade Mark Vaile, flanked by APEC ministerial counterparts, responds to a question at the press conference which concluded the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in May 2002. Government leaders from both countries met in Canberra in July 2001 for the annual Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations-the highest-level bilateral forum for consultations on foreign, defence and security policy. Pictured from left are US Secretary of State Colin Powell, Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer, (then) Minister for Defence Peter Reith, and (then) Chief of Defence Force Admiral Chris Barrie AC. US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (not shown) also participated in the meeting. Photo courtesy Department of Defence. Prime Minister John Howard watches as Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi signs a guest book at Parliament House during Mr Koizumi's visit to Australia in May 2002. Photo by AUSPIC.
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Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer and Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri at the opening of the Regional Ministerial Conference on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime. The conference, held in Bali in February 2002, was co-chaired by Australia and Indonesia. Minister for Trade Mark Vaile launches the 2002 Trade Outcomes and Objectives Statement at the National Press Club, Canberra in April 2002. Photo by Michael Jensen. Secretary of the department Dr Ashton Calvert addresses members of the New York Consular Response Team at a ceremony to award a departmental citation in recognition of the team's dedicated service in exceptional circumstances in the wake of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks. Also pictured are Consul General Ken Allen, and First Secretary Robyn Mudie.
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Delegates at the inaugural Australia-Vietnam dialogue on international organisations and legal issues including human rights, held in Hanoi in May 2002. The Australian delegation, led by the department, also comprised representatives from the Attorney-General's Department, AusAID and the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. Departmental officer Colin Palmer works on a Secure Australian Telecommunications and Information Network (SATIN) server in the staging area during the SATIN rollout program. SATIN was successfully deployed in Australia, and installation overseas began in 2001-02. Departmental officer Jane Urquhart, leader of the International Peace Monitoring Team in Solomon Islands, with monitors from the indigenous Peace Monitoring Council in Guadalcanal. Ms Urquhart was the first Australian woman to lead an international peace mission.
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Australians Diana Thomas and Peter Bunch at the High Commissioner's residence in Islamabad, Pakistan after their release from detention in Afghanistan. Consul Alastar Adams is in the background (dark short-sleeved shirt with tie). Mr Adams was involved in extensive negotiations with the Taliban and the provision of consular services to Ms Thomas and Mr Bunch following their detention in August 2001. Photo by Saeed Khan Bangash. Passports Australia was recognised for its service charter at the Commonwealth Government Service Charters Awards for Excellence at Parliament House in June 2002. The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, Tony Abbott (left), presents the award to acting Secretary Alan Thomas (right). Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer and Parliamentary Secretary Chris Gallus at the launch of the publication Assisting Australians overseas in Sydney in March 2002. The booklet highlights the consular services the department provides. Photo by Identity Studio.
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Australia's Ambassador to Poland, Margaret Adamson, interviewed by Polish TV at the opening of the photographic exhibition Australia as I see it at Warsaw Museum in October 2001. The exhibition was part of the embassy's celebrations for the Centenary of Federation. Four American trade and commodity journalists on a Moree cotton farm in May 2002, with an Australian cotton farmer. The visit took place under the department's International Media Visits program. The journalists provided positive coverage in the US media of Australia's agricultural sector and position on agricultural trade policy issues. Deputy Secretary Pamela Fayle and (then) ABC Managing Director Jonathan Shier sign a contract in August 2001 for the ABC to deliver a government funded television service to the Asia-Pacific region.
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Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer with Australia's (then) Ambassador to Russia Ruth Pearce at a ceremony to unveil a plaque at the new Australian Embassy premises in Moscow in February 2002. Photo by James McFarlane. Australia's newest embassy in the world's newest nation-the Australian Embassy, East Timor. Executive Director of the department's Overseas Property Office Peter Davin (left) presenting Bob Isaacs, site manager from CMR Pty Ltd, with a certificate of appreciation for his company's efforts in the successful refurbishment of the Ambassador's residence in Jakarta during 2001-02.
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The department won two awards in the 2001 CPA Australia ACT Public Sector Awards-the CPA Australia Public Sector Organisational Achievement Award and Public Sector CPA of the Year Award (Chief Finance Officer and Assistant Secretary, Finance Management Branch, Anne Hazell). Holding the awards are the Secretary, Dr Ashton Calvert, and Ms Hazell. Locally engaged staff from overseas posts testing a new version of SAP (the department's financial management information system) in Canberra in March 2002. From left, back row-Monica Hart (Canberra), Epeli Seruvatu (Suva); front row-Francois Dekker (New York Consulate-General) and Sarea Leo (Port Moresby). The launch of the department's new Indigenous Cadetship Program in July 2001, as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations. Pictured are departmental officer Phil Bell (left), (then) Executive Officer, Workplace Diversity, and representatives from universities in Canberra. Photo by Michael Jensen.

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