Feature stories - December 2012

Meet our paralympians

20 December 2012

Meet our gold-medal winning Paralympians, Matt Cowdrey, Katrina Porter and Peter Leek, as they discuss competing in Athens, Beijing and London, working as cadets at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade under the Commonwealth Government's partnership with the Australian Paralympic Committee, and their plans for the future.

Video: Meet our paralympians.

Composition of Trade Australia 2011-12

20 December 2012

China’s growing importance as an export destination is the leading feature piece in this year’s Composition of Trade.

Publication: Composition of Trade Australia 2011-12

Trade in Primary and Manufactured Products 2011-12

20 December 2012

Australia’s farmers and miners exported nearly $200 billion worth of primary products in 2011-12, according to Trade in Primary and Manufactured Products.

Publication: Trade in Primary and Manufactured Products 2011-12.

Feeding the Future

20 December 2012

Dr Emerson, Minister for Trade and Competitiveness and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Asian Century, launched Feeding the Future – A Joint Australia-China Report on Strengthening Investment and Technological Cooperation in Agriculture to Enhance Food Security

Publication: Feeding the Future.

Media release: Joint study paves way for closer rural cooperation

New Facebook Page: Australian High Commission in Papua New Guinea

18 December 2012

Australia and Papua New Guinea's close and dynamic relationship is highlighted on the High Commission in Port Moresby's recently launched Facebook Page. The page shares news, public diplomacy and event announcements, as well as other informative, fun and thought-provoking material.

Follow the Australian High Commission in Papua New Guinea to stay in touch

Visit to Sri Lanka

11 December 2012

Senator Carr greets staff and students at St Anthony's school, Colombo, ahead of announcing $34m in Australian aid to support teacher training and classroom construction.

Media release: Visit to Timor-Leste and Sri Lanka.


11 December 2012

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Senator Carr with PNG Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato, Enga, PNG Highlands

Foreign Minister in PNG

4 December 2012

Foreign Minister Carr visited Papua New Guinea for the 21st Australia-PNG Ministerial Forum in Port Moresby.

Reducing sexual and domestic violence in Papua New Guinea

Reducing child and maternal death rates in Papua New Guinea

Supporting basic education in PNG

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