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Australia and Asia: Building stability by building institutions

19 February 2013

“We are at a moment in history when tectonic plates are shifting. Power is moving from west to east.”

Speech by Mr Peter Varghese, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: “Australia and Asia: Building stability by building institutions”

Cover of Australia's trade by State and Territory 2011-12.

Australia's trade by State and Territory 2011-12

19 February 2013

Trade figures released today show Australia’s export growth extends well beyond resource-rich states, with exports from Victoria up by 5.2 per cent and from the ACT up by 5 per cent in financial year 2011-12, compared with 2010-11.

Trade Minister Emerson standing at a podeum talking

Address to Australia China Business Council

15 February 2013

Trade Minister Craig Emerson addresses the Australia China Business Council on the Asian Century White Paper.

Australia and the United Nations

7 February 2013

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Carr launched a departmental history of Australia and the United Nations at Parliament House on 7 February. Australia and the United Nations is an authoritative, single volume appraisal of Australia's engagement with the United Nations.

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