Section 4: Appendixes
- Ministerial responsibilities
- Staffing overview
- Agency resource statement and outcome resource summaries
- Occupational health and safety
- Freedom of information
- Inquiries by parliamentary committees
- Matters before courts and administrative tribunals
- Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance
- Purchaser–provider arrangements
- Advertising and market research
- Grants and contributions
- Consultancy services
- List of sponsors
- Summary of the overseas network
In March 2010, Australia hosted the Five Nations Passport Conference, a gathering of senior officials responsible for passport services in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. Delegates, who meet annually to share innovation in passport security, technology and issuing systems, were welcomed to Sydney by the Koomurri Dance Troupe.
Photo: Jason McCormack
Australian High Commissioner to Samoa, Mr Matt Anderson (far right), speaking with members of the Queensland Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team at the Lalomanu Forward Operating Base during the response to the earthquake and tsunami, which struck Samoa on 29 September 2009. The USAR team were a crucial part of the initial Australian response to the tsunami. They undertook more than 550 hours of search and recovery in physically confronting conditions, and which included numerous aftershocks. One hundred and fifteen Australian personnel were deployed to Samoa as part of an $12 million response package.
The then Deputy Head of Mission of the Australian Embassy in Manila, Mr Stephen Scott (front), visiting the Women for Social Development, Inc. (WSDI) in Lavezares, Northern Samar, Philippines, in celebration of International Women’s Day, 2010. The WSDI is leading local efforts to promote greater community participation in managing solid waste segregation and disposal. The Embassy’s Direct Aid Program supported this initiative through the provision of 26 bicycles with sidecars (pedicabs) for each of the municipal barangays (villages).
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