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28 March 2017
Australian ambassadors will meet for a Global Heads of Mission Meeting from 28–30 March in Canberra, state and territory capitals, and rural and regional Australia.
It will bring together for the first time our ambassadors, high commissioners and consuls-general to discuss foreign, trade and development policy objectives and the global environment in which we are seeking to achieve them.
They will make a direct contribution to the formulation of the Foreign Policy White Paper that will define how we maximise our engagement with, and influence in, the world to advance our national interests.
Ambassadors will participate in discussions in Canberra involving ministers and outside stakeholders on our responses to challenges in foreign policy; trade, investment and economic diplomacy; innovation; security; counter-terrorism; and global development.
After the Canberra component, they will travel to state and territory capitals, and regional and rural Australia, to meet business and community groups, explain how the work we do overseas delivers benefits to all Australians and seek feedback on how DFAT can better serve the community.
Our people are visiting places like Karratha (WA), Naracoorte (SA), Devonport (TAS), Mildura (VIC), Wagga (NSW) and Mackay (QLD).
Global Heads of Mission Meeting organisers:
+61 2 6261 5555