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Annual Report 2003–2004 Photo Gallery

Welcome to the photo gallery for the 2003–2004 report. This section is an add on to the electronic version of this year's report capturing the photos used in the print report to create this electronic gallery. Each picture and caption is also displayed in its associated section throughout the report where access to the enlarged pictures is also available.

Each of the pictures has an enlarged version, just click on the picture or the " Enlarge image" link below each picture to view the bigger version of the photograph.


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Then head of the department’s Iraq Task Force, John Quinn, aboard an Australian Defence Force flight from Baghdad to Kuwait in April 2004. Photo - Click to enlarge and view caption
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Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) Special Coordinator, Nick Warner, briefs media in Honiara in August 2003, with Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police and Commander of the RAMSI Participating Police Force, Mr Ben McDevitt. Photo: WO2 Ramage.
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Senior Executive of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (as of 30 June 2004). Front right: Dr Ashton Calvert AC, Secretary. From left: Deputy Secretaries Mr Doug Chester (standing), Ms Joanna Hewitt (sitting), Dr Geoff Raby (standing) and Mr Murray McLean OAM (standing). Photo: Michael Jensen. Photo - Click to enlarge and view caption
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The Prime Minister, Mr Howard, welcoming His Excellency Mr Hu Jintao, President of the People’s Republic of China, during his visit to Australia in October 2003. Photo: AUSPIC/Peter West.
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Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Alexander Downer, spoke at the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime Senior Officials’ Meeting in Brisbane in June 2004. Photo: Stephen Jermy. Photo - Click to enlarge and view caption
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Murray McLean OAM, then First Assistant Secretary, North Asia Division, led Australia’s delegation to Pyongyang in February 2004 for talks on the North Korean nuclear issue with North Korean Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun (right) and other officials.
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Minister for Trade, Mr Mark Vaile, and United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Zoellick, shake hands after signing the Australia–United States Free Trade Agreement in May 2004 in Washington DC. Also pictured are the Secretary, Dr Ashton Calvert AC (left) and Deputy United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Josette Sheeran Shiner. Photo: Peter Cutts. Photo - Click to enlarge and view caption
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Minister for Trade, Mr Mark Vaile, and Republic of Korea Trade Minister, Mr Hwang Doo-yun, answer media questions after the third Australia–Korea Ministerial Joint Trade and Economic Commission meeting on the Gold Coast in September 2003.
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Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Alexander Downer, met Indonesian President Megawati Soekarnoputri, accompanied by Foreign Minister Hasan Wirajuda, at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta in December 2003. Photo: SETPRES RI. Photo - Click to enlarge and view caption
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Australian Ambassador to Denmark, Matthew Peek, greeted Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark on her arrival at an official dinner hosted by the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency Major General Michael Jeffery AC CVO MC (Retd) on the occasion of the Danish royal wedding in May 2004. Photo: Steen Brogaard.
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Australia’s Ambassador to Iraq, Neil Mules AO, presented credentials to the President of Iraq, Sheikh Ghazi Al-Yawar, in June 2004. Photo: Courtesy of the Iraqi Interim Government. Photo - Click to enlarge and view caption
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Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Alexander Downer, played host to his Papua New Guinea counterpart, Sir Rabbie Namaliu, at the fifteenth Australia–PNG Ministerial Forum, at Mt Lofty House in the Adelaide Hills in December 2003. Photo: Chesser Studios.
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Minister for Trade, Mr Mark Vaile (centre), then Deputy Secretary, Peter Grey (left), and Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO, David Spencer (right), at the Cairns Group Ministerial Meeting in Cancún, Mexico in September 2003. Photo: Manuel Diaz. Photo - Click to enlarge and view caption
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Australian High Commissioner to South Africa, Ian Wilcock, spoke to the media at Cape Town harbour following the arrest of the illegal fishing vessel ‘Viarsa 1’ in August 2003. The South African vessel ‘John Ross’ took part in the hot pursuit south of Cape Town.
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Australia’s delegation for human rights talks with China visited Tibet in July 2003. Pictured on arrival at Lhasa airport are, from left: Deputy Secretary, Dr Geoff Raby, Mr Bill Kennedy (Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission), Justice John von Doussa (President, HREOC), Mr John Shi (Tibet Foreign Affairs Office), Ms Catherine Walker (AusAID), Ms Elly Lawson (DFAT), Mr Mark Napier (DFAT), Ms Wu Ting (Chinese MFA), and Mr Matt Minogue (Attorney-General’s Department). Photo - Click to enlarge and view caption
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Australian Ambassador to the United Nations in Vienna, Deborah Stokes, cast Australia’s vote during the 47th Regular Session of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency, held in Vienna in September 2003.
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Minister for Trade, Mr Mark Vaile, delivers a speech to the Trans Tasman Business Circle event held in Sydney in August 2003, marking the 20th Anniversary of the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement. Photo: Sam Shepherd. Photo - Click to enlarge and view caption
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The Secretary, Dr Ashton Calvert AC, spoke at a function in May 2004 celebrating the completion of the Secure Australian Telecommunications and Information Network (SATIN) project. Also pictured is Malcolm Skelly, Assistant Secretary, Information and Communications Technology Branch.
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Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade, Mrs De-Anne Kelly, and the President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation of Australia, Mr Ted Okada, celebrate the two-millionth motor vehicle manufactured at Toyota’s Altona plant in Victoria in April 2004. Photo: Courtesy of Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited Photo - Click to enlarge and view caption
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Australian Ambassador to Jordan, John Tilemann, and Royal Jordanian Air Force test pilot, Captain Mowfaq Khlaileh, stand in front of the ‘Spirit of Hervey Bay,’ the first Seabird Seeker to fly in Jordan. The light surveillance aircraft will be produced in Jordan under a joint venture between Queensland company Seabird Aviation and the King Abdullah Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) entered into in September 2003.
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Chinese Ambassador, Her Excellency Madame Fu Ying (seated centre left), after presenting credentials to the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency Major General Michael Jeffery AC CVO MC (Retd) (seated centre right) in March 2004. Also pictured are Deputy Secretary Joanna Hewitt (seated, far right) and Chief of Protocol Louise Hand (seated, far left). Photo: Michael Jensen. Photo - Click to enlarge and view caption
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Australian Honorary Consul in Seattle, Len Reid, presented a Certificate of Citizenship on Australia Day 2004, to Lachlan Nguyen Kiem, the adopted son of Sandra and Eric (pictured). Photo: Tony Ramsey
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A staff member in the Passport Production Centre at the Royal Australian Mint explained some of the security features of the new M-series passport to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Alexander Downer, at the series’ launch in November 2003. Pictured looking on is the centre’s manager, Walter Valeri. Photo - Click to enlarge and view caption
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Angky Septiana OAM, former locally engaged staff member of the Australian Consulate-General in Bali, placed flowers in the Remembrance Pond at the 1st Anniversary ceremony of the Bali bombings. Photo: AUSPIC/David Foote.
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Three-year old Sally Jackson (centre) and her two-year old brother, Alan, received the first M-series passports issued in Manila from Australia’s Ambassador to the Philippines, Ruth Pearce. Photo: Rey Mondez. Photo - Click to enlarge and view caption
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Australian High Commissioner to India, Penny Wensley, visited a rehabilitation centre in Kolkata, which received funding under the department’s direct aid program. Photo: Mr P.N. Srivastava.
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Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Alexander Downer, and Minister for Trade, Mr Mark Vaile, launched the design for the Australian pavilion at the 2005 World Expo, Aichi, Japan, in Canberra in February 2004. Also pictured are Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade, Mrs De-Anne Kelly, Japanese Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Mr Kenzo Oshima and Mrs Kazuko Oshima. Photo: AUSPIC/David Foote. Photo - Click to enlarge and view caption
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“Travel, Work, Discover” – a banner on the façade of the Australian Embassy in Paris promoted the new Working Holiday Program agreed between Australia and France in November 2003.
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Australian Ambassador to Argentina, Sharyn Minahan, visited a bakery on the outskirts of Asunción, Paraguay, which received funding under the department’s direct aid program to buy industrial baking equipment. Photo - Click to enlarge and view caption
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Then Australian High Commissioner-designate to Ghana, Jon Richardson (second from right) raises the Australian flag for the first time at Australia’s recently established high commission in Accra. Also pictured are high commission staff, from left: Don Foley, Eddie Humado, Carolyn Gralla, Dora Torkornoo and Tamara Somers.
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Overseas locally engaged staff participated in a leadership and development training course in Canberra in November 2003. From left: Shekhar Nambiar (New Delhi), Susan McCarten (Wellington), Kay Dunn (Canberra) and Tareq Qaqish (Abu Dhabi). Photo - Click to enlarge and view caption
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The department presented the Roni Ellis Indigenous Study Awards to two students in October 2003. The awards were named in memory of an indigenous departmental staff member. From left to right: award recipient, Ms Daphne Bennell, Deputy Secretary Doug Chester, and Associate Professor Tracey Bunda, Ngunnawal Centre, who accepted on behalf of Mr Mark Halloran.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Annual Report 2003–2004
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