The Australian Ambassador to the Philippines HE Amanda Gorely recently hosted a Gala Event in Manila

First Australia-ASEAN Council overseas visit to Manila "A great success"

The Australian Ambassador to the Philippines HE Amanda Gorely recently hosted a Gala Event in Manila to celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and the Republic of the Philippines, which was attended by the Chair and members of the Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC). The Board also staged its first overseas meeting since its establishment in 2015.

(from left to right) Dr Imran Lum (AAC); Mr Greg Earl (AAC); Professor Alice Woodhead (AAC); Mr Tom Grealy - President ANZCHAM Philippines; HE Ambassador Amanda Gorely; Mr Salvador Medialdea – Executive Secretary of the Philippines; Ms Christine Holgate - AAC Chair; Ms Lesley Alway (AAC); Ms Tamerlaine Beasley (AAC); Ms Gabrielle Costigan (AAC) ; Mr Gary Quinlan AO - Ex Officio Board Member and HE Ms Jane Duke - Ambassador to ASEAN. Credit: Stephanie Tumampos

Australia-ASEAN Council

About us

The Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC), launched by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on 8 September 2015, will generate opportunities for Australian business, education, science and innovation and the arts to work with partners in South-East Asia.

The Council's mission will be to increase knowledge and promote Australia's interests in South-East Asia by initiating and supporting activities designed to enhance awareness, understanding and links between people and institutions in Australia and ten South-East Asian countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Congratulations to successful grant recipients for 2016. The next grant round will open in February 2017.

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Last Updated: 19 June 2015

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Email: aac@dfat.gov.au

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