Feature stories - October 2011

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

26 October 2011

“The theme of this Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Perth is building national resilience, building global resilience and because the Commonwealth brings together nations from across the world, it's important that these themes are considered together.”

» Transcript of Joint Press Conference with Secretary General of the Commonwealth Kamalesh Sharma.

DFAT Annual Report 2010-2011

25 October 2011

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Annual Report for 2010-11 was tabled in Parliament. The Annual Report serves to inform Parliament, other stakeholders, educational institutions, the media and general public about the performance of the department across the range of its responsibilities over the last year.

» DFAT Annual Report 2010-2011

World Vision 'Step up to the Plate' event

24 October 2011

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd at a food security event with World Vision in Perth.

»Remarks at World Vision 'Step up to the Plate' Event

The Australian Tourism Directions Conference

13 October 2011

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd addresses the Australian Tourism Directions Conference.

» Speech: The Australian Tourism Directions Conference

Papua New Guinea AFL Taskforce Kicks Off

19 October 2011

The Papua New Guinea AFL Taskforce has met for the first time during a visit to PNG by the Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, Richard Marles.

» Media Release: Papua New Guinea AFL Taskforce Kicks Off

Australia-Korea Year of Friendship

12 October 2011

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd speaking at the Australia-Korea Year of Friendship Dinner.

Speech: Australia and the Republic of Korea: natural partners and true friends

Trade at a Glance 2011

13 October 2011

Trade at a Glance 2011 is a must-have, easy-to-read trade and economic publication for students, business, policy-makers, and anyone with an interest in Australia's trade and economic performance.

Trade at a Glance 2011

Doubling Donations to the Horn of Africa

5 October 2011

The Australian Government today pledged to match, dollar for dollar, donations by Australians to help people in the Horn of Africa.

Media release: Doubling Donations to the Horn of Africa

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

1 October 2011

Trade Minister Craig Emerson signs the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in Tokyo on 1 October. ACTA is designed to help the international fight against piracy and counterfeiting.

Media release: Australia to sign Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

Visit to Japan

1 October 2011

Trade Minister Craig Minister Emerson meets Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Koichiro Gemba, in Tokyo on 1 October. Dr Emerson was in the Japanese capital to sign an international treaty on the protection of intellectual property.

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