Council for Australia-Arab Relations (CAAR)

  • CAAR Media Internship delegates from Qatar University visit Australia

    The University of Canberra hosted five journalism students from Qatar University in June 2016.

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  • CAAR on the set of Master Chef Tarek’s new TV show!

    MasterChef Tarek Ibrahim visited Australia in May this year to film ‘Travelling Tarek’s Australian Adventures’!

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  • CAAR delegates announced for July 2016 Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange to Qatar and the UAE

    Four Australian journalism students will undertake a CAAR-funded journalism study tour in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in July 2016.

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  • New CAAR Chair and Board Member

    Ms Sue Ismiel and Ms Joumanah El Matrah will commence their terms as CAAR Chair and Board Member respectively on 1 July 2016.

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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