Post Forum Dialogue
31 August 2012
Parliamentary Secretary Marles meets with USA Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Hon Murray McCully MP, New Zealand Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, at the New Zealand High Commissioner's Residence in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
Emerson in Cambodia
31 August 2012
Trade Minister Craig Emerson with HE Yukio Edano, Japan's Minister of Economy Trade and Industry, during regional meetings in Siem Reap, Cambodia this week.
Pacific Islands Forum
30 August 2012
The Hon Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia and Parliamentary Secretary Marles surrounded by local school children at the official opening of the Pacific Islands Forum.
Marles visits the Cook Islands
29 August 2012
Parliamentary Secretary Marles attends the official opening of the Pacific Islands Forum in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Parliamentary Secretary Marles is pictured with The Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand.
Australia's trade with the Americas, East Asia and Europe 2012
28 August 2012
Combined, the Americas, Europe and East Asia accounted for 82 per cent of Australia's international trade, valued at almost $500 billion in 2011, according to new figures released by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade today.
APEC Region Trade and Investment 2012
27 August 2012
Australia's total trade in goods and services with APEC members reached $432 billion in 2011 and accounted for 71 per cent of Australia's trade, according to new figures released by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade today.
Albanian Foreign Minister visits Australia
24 August 2012
Foreign Minister Bob Carr today welcomed the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Albania, His Excellency Professor Edmond Panariti, to Australia.
Professor Panariti's visit is his first to the region as Foreign Minister and the first to Australia by a member of the Albanian Government.
Bali Memorial Services
19 August 2012
The Australian Government will hold memorial services in Canberra and Bali on 12 October 2012 to mark the tenth anniversary of the first Bali bombings.
The memorial services will be open to members of the public and all Australians and other nationals are welcome to attend. Volunteers who assisted in the aftermath of the tragedy are particularly welcome.
Carr visits the Solomon Islands
18 August 2012
While visiting Tulagi Hospital the Minister announced an additional $14.75m in AusAID funds for the fight against malaria in the Solomon Islands.
Visit to Israel
8 August 2012
Senator Carr met with Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem.
Discussions included Australia-Israel economic relations including resources and energy, regional security, and developments in Syria and Egypt.
Both Ministers also noted their concerns at Iran's ongoing nuclear program.
Marles visits Nepal
6 August 2012
Parliamentary Secretary Marles is welcomed by school children during a visit to the Tri-Padma Vidyashram Higher Secondary School. Kathmandu Valley.
Foreign Minister visit to Jordan
5 August 2012
His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday met with visiting Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr and discussed political developments in the region, mainly the Syrian crisis.
Supporting health and telecommunications in Kiribati
3 August 2012
Expectant mothers in Kiribati will benefit from better access to specialised medical care when a new Australian funded maternity ward opens at Betio Hospital later this year.
Australia will also provide US$3.1 million for a World Bank-led Kiribati Telecommunication and ICT Development project