Feature stories - September 2010

Foreign Minister Kevin  Rudd and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

Millennium Development Goals Summit

25 September 2010

Foreign Minister Rudd has delivered a statement to the United Nations General Assembly reminding member states of the compact with one another to put shoulders to the wheel to lift a billion people out of poverty.

Statement to the High-level Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (Millennium Development Goals Summit)

Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India

24 September 2010

Australians travelling to the Commonwealth Games, which will take place in New Delhi from 3 to 14 October 2010, can access the following information:

Travel bulletin

Travel advice for India

Travel tips brochure

Trade Minister Emerson in Washington DC for trade talks

23 September 2010

The Minister for Trade, Dr Craig Emerson, has highlighted the importance of the global services trade to a successful Doha Round meeting during his visit to Washington DC.

Media release: Using services to kick-start global trade talks

Transcript: Discussions with US, Doha Round, Trans-Pacific Partnership

Publication: Quantifying the benefits of services trade liberalisation

Photo: Dr Emerson meets with US Trade Representative Ron Kirk in Washington.

Minister Rudd tours Camp Cockatoo Health Facility, Pakistan

17 September 2010

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP visited the co-led ADF and AusAID Australian Medical Task Force which are treating Pakistani patients at the primary health facility in the flood-affected city of Kot Addu, central Pakistan.

Media release: Australia's Pakistan flood relief now totals $75 million

Canonisation Ceremony for the Blessed Mary MacKillop

17 September 2010

Australians travelling to Rome for the canonisation, which will take place on 17 October 2010 in St Peter's Square, Vatican City, can access the following information:

Travel bulletin

Travel advice for Italy

Media release

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