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DFAT Annual Report Cover page

DFAT Annual Report 2011-2012

26 October 2012

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Annual Report for 2011-2012 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 2011-2012

Prime Minister Julia Gillard addresses DFAT staff after Australia is successful in its bid for a two-year temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council.

Australia secures a seat on the United Nations Security Council

19 October 2012

Prime Minister Julia Gillard addresses DFAT staff after Australia is successful in its bid for a two-year temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council.

Media release: Australia secures a seat on the United Nations Security Council

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Prime Minister Gillard thanks DFAT staff for the UNSC campaign

Bob Carr and Ban Ki Moon in United Nations

Australia secures a seat on the United Nations Security Council

19 October 2012

Australia has been elected to serve as a non-permanent member on the United Nations Security Council for 2013-14. Australia will have a direct hand in shaping solutions to the world's most pressing security challenges.

Media release: Australia secures a seat on the United Nations Security Council

Craig Emerson and Gita Wirjawan addressing a press conference

Australia-Indonesia Trade Talks

12 October 2012

Trade and Competitiveness Minister Craig Emerson and his Indonesian counterpart Gita Wirjawan address the media following talks in Canberra.

Media release: Australia-Indonesia Trade Talks

Australia in brief cover page

Australia in brief

12 October 2012

Australia in brief provides an overview of Australia's history, the land, its people and way of life. It looks at Australia's economic, scientific and cultural achievements and its foreign, trade and defence policies.

Australia in brief

Dr Emerson and World Health Organization Chief, Margaret Chan shaking hands in front of a World Health Organization flag.

Visit to Geneva

5 October 2012

While in Geneva, Minister Emerson met with World Health Organization Chief, Margaret Chan. Ms Chan pledged WHO support for Australia’s tobacco plain packaging policy.

Image of Minister Emerson signing the memorial book at the mausoluem for Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. A guard is standing in the doorway watching him.

Visit to Atatürk mausoluem

5 October 2012

Minister Emerson signs the memorial book at Anıtkabir in Ankara, the mausoluem for Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic.

Photo of Elizabeth O'Neill

Elizabeth O'Neill Journalism Award

3 October 2012

The department and the Australia-Indonesia Institute invite applications by 1 November for the Elizabeth O'Neill Journalism Award. The Award is open to high achieving early or mid-career journalists.

Minister Emerson meets Trade and Economic Minister Zafer Çağlayan during his visit to the Republic of Turkey

Trade Minister in Turkey

2 October 2012

Minister Emerson met Trade and Economic Minister Zafer Çağlayan during his visit to the Republic of Turkey.

"Turkey is considered the bridge between Europe and Asia," Dr Emerson said. "This makes it a very influential partner for Australia."

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