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Prime Minister Julia Gillard with Parliamentary Secretary Marles and Foreign Minister Bob Carr after the Prime Minister delivered Australia's national statement to the United Nations General Assembly, New York, 26 September 2012. Photo: Trevor Collens.

Speech to the United Nations General Assembly

26 September 2012

“The UN articulates humanity's highest ideals; but more, the UN makes practical progress towards realising those ideals in the world”.

» Prime Minister's speech to the United Nations General Assembly

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Oz Fest in India

25 September 2012

Foreign Minister Bob Carr welcomed the commencement of Oz Fest, a four-month celebration of contemporary Australian culture in 18 Indian cities. Oz Fest will open on 16 October 2012 in New Delhi.

Parliamentary Secretary Marles is standing on a podium in the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations in New York delivering a statement on behalf of Australia's Prime Minister at the Opening of the High-Level Meeting on the Rule of Law

High-Level Meeting on the Rule of Law

24 September 2012

Parliamentary Secretary Richard Marles delivered a statement on behalf of Australia's Prime Minister at the opening of the High-Level Meeting on the Rule of Law, General Assembly Hall, United Nations Headquarters, New York.

The Foreign, Trade and Defence Ministers of Australia and Singapore met in Canberra this week for wide-ranging talks. Pictured are (from left) Dr Ng Eng Hen, Mr Stephen Smith, Mr K. Shanmugam, Sen. Bob Carr, Dr Craig Emerson, and Mr Lim Hng Kiang

Singapore-Australia Joint Ministerial Committee

10 September 2012

The Foreign, Trade and Defence Ministers of Australia and Singapore met in Canberra this week for wide-ranging talks. Pictured are (from left) Dr Ng Eng Hen, Mr Stephen Smith, Mr K. Shanmugam, Sen. Bob Carr, Dr Craig Emerson, and Mr Lim Hng Kiang.

Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emerson with Chilean President Sebastian Piñera and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the APEC Leaders' Meeting in Vladivostok

APEC 2012

7-10 September 2012

Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emerson with Chilean President Sebastian Piñera and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the APEC Leaders' Meeting in Vladivostok.

Photo: AUSPIC

Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emerson with  Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, at the APEC Leaders' Meeting in Vladivostok

APEC 2012

7-10 September 2012

Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emerson with Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, at the APEC Leaders' Meeting in Vladivostok.

Photo: AUSPIC

Foreign Minister Carr with Arab League Secretary General Nabil El Araby - Arab League

Foreign Minister in Cairo

6 September 2012

Foreign Minister Carr with Arab League Secretary General Nabil El Araby - Arab League.

Foreign Minister Carr meeting with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

Talks with President Morsi of Egypt

5 September 2012

Foreign Minister Bob Carr welcomed Egyptian leadership on Syria and praised President Mohamed Morsi's recent condemnation of the Assad regime, following talks with the Egyptian President and with Foreign Minister Amr today in Cairo.

Parliamentary Secretary Marles presents the Minister for Overseas France, Mr Victorin Lurel, with a platter of Australian made Wathaurong Glass

Marles reaffirms Pacific cooperation with France

4 September 2012

Parliamentary Secretary Marles today met with French Minister for Overseas Territories, Victorin Lurel, in Paris to discuss Australia-France cooperation in the Pacific.

Ship docked in port carrying containers

Trade Matters 2012

3 September 2012

Over one billion tonnes of goods passed through Australia's seaports last year. That's heavier than 18,000 Sydney Harbour Bridges. Learn about Australia's trade profile and the benefits of trade in Trade Matters 2012.

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