Council for Australia-Arab Relations (CAAR)

  • CAAR Grant round dates announced

    The Councils for Australia-Arab Relations will open a new grant round on 1 February 2016 and close at 1pm AEST on 11 April 2015. 16

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  • Grants strengthen Australia-Arab relations

    The Council for Australian-Arab Relations will support 13 projects following a competitive grant round attracting applicants from all over Australia and the Arab world.

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  • Council for Australian-Arab Relations appointments

    Foreign Minister Bishop announces the appointment of three eminent Australians to the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR).

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  • The Middle East - the new Asia

    Council for Australia-Arab Relations Chair, Mr Talal Yassine, OAM, delivered his address at the event 'The Middle East - The New Asia'.

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Who we are

The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) was established by the Australian Government in January 2003, as an initiative to strengthen ties between Australia and Arab countries.

Our mission

To promote between the peoples of Australia and the Arab world mutual interests and a greater understanding and acceptance of each other's cultures, values, beliefs and diversity.

Our strategic goals

  • to support robust professional, community and institutional linkages between Australia and the Arab world that will promote mutual understanding and project positive, accurate and contemporary images of each other's societies;
  • to promote productive partnerships between Australia and the Arab world on contemporary issues of shared interest, particularly in the fields of science, technology, the environment and social development initiatives such as health and sport;
  • to raise public and corporate awareness of the importance of the Australian-Arab relationship; and
  • to support increased business and trade between Australia and Arab countries.

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Contact us

CAAR Secretariat

Phone: (02) 6261 2090

Address: CAAR Secretariat
DFAT (MEB S4) Locked Bag 40, Kingston ACT 2604