Information Available from the Internet
The Departments Internet site provides comprehensive and regularly updated information about government policy, departmental services and general information on Australia. It provides full contact information for the Department in Canberra, as well as state and territory offices and overseas posts. The site attracted an average of 90 000 hits per week during the year, a significant increase over the previous review period.
Table 66: DFAT Website Information
The site describes a wide range of the Departments operations, including trade and foreign policy public documents, information concerning Australias representation overseas, a comprehensive list of international treaties to which Australia is a signatory, as well as details of, or access to, the Departments extensive range of publications. Also the consular branch provides regularly updated useful information for travellers. General information about Australia, such as the Fact Sheet and Olympic Countdown series is available at the site. These key additional services were offered during the review period:
The website also helped disseminate information on several departmental activities; information sites were established during the fiftieth South Pacific Commission meeting in Canberra and the Iraqi and Indonesian crises. Increasingly, the Department used its site to communicate with clients, notably through the New Silk Road initiative and as host of the APEC electronic commerce discussion site. (See also sub-program 1.6.)
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