Council for Australia-Arab Relations (CAAR)

  • Successful CAAR grant recipients for 2016-17

    The Foreign Minister has announced the successful Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) grant applicants for 2016-17.

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  • CAAR International Speaker to attend Walkley Foundation’s Storyology Festival

    Lina Attalah will join CAAR Board Member Yassmin Abdel-Magied on a panel at the Storyology Festival.

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  • CAAR Media Intern Ferdous Bahar arrives in the UAE

    In July 2016, CAAR Media Intern Ferdous Bahar is interning at Gulf News.

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  • CAAR delegates start their Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange in Qatar and the UAE

    The CAAR’s media delegates from the University of Canberra have arrived in the United Arab Emirates

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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