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November 2013

David Stuart, Australian Ambassador to Austria.

'Sports diplomacy': the Socceroos visit Brazil

The Socceroos recently visited Brasilia to play an international friendly against the Brazilian football team, arguably the best team in the world. The visit was a powerful reminder of just effective 'sports diplomacy' can be.

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October 2013

Peter Varghese and Rachel Miller at the book launch

DFAT Launches Book: Wife and Baggage to Follow

On 30 October, DFAT Secretary Peter Varghese AO launched Wife and Baggage to Follow, by Rachel Miller, published by Halstead Press, at the RG Casey Building.

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Visitors at the opening of the 'Vertical Villages' exhibition in Sydney

Vertical Villages: the domestic lives of Sydney's international students expressed as art

International students are an important community group in Australia. 'Vertical Villages' project is engaging artists and international students in a bilateral dialogue and investigating the student experience in Sydney.

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September 2013

David Stuart, Australian Ambassador to Austria.

Australia inspires Europe in river management

David Stuart, Australian Ambassador to Austria, presented the inaugural Thiess International Riverprize in Vienna in September 2013. The prize is modelled on the Australian Riverprize. (Photo © International RiverFoundation)

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Scientist pointing out features of Lucas Heights nuclear reactor

A rich resource: government records tell the story of Australia and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

DFAT has financed and published Australia and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, a new volume in the series Documents on Australian Foreign Policy. The series is part of DFAT’s mission to publish an accurate, comprehensive and impartial record of Australia’s foreign and trade policy.

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Grandad the lungfish appearing to pose for the camera at the Shedd Aquarium

Grandad the Australian lungfish celebrates 80 years in Chicago

In 1933, Sydney’s Taronga Zoo and Chicago’s John G Shedd Aquarium collaborated to showcase Australian native fish at the Century of Progress World’s Fair.

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August 2013

Bangarra performers take a curtain call at the Hanoi Opera House in February 2013 following a performance of Spirit.

DFAT's cultural diplomacy programs feature in the inaugural Australian Arts in Asia Awards

DFAT congratulates the finalists and winners of the inaugural Australian Arts in Asia Awards, announced in Sydney on 1 August 2013.

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Phil Carlos performs his winning song

Solo Icon 2012 wows Honiara

Staff at DFAT's mission in Honiara were proud to support this year's Solo Icon singing competition, an event that has been engaging and enthralling fans around the Solomon Islands each year since 2006.

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Crispin Howarth, the National Gallery of Australia's curator of Pacific art, shows Vanuatu High Commissioner Kalfau Kaloris through the Kastom exhibition

Kastom: A rich expression of the art of Vanuatu

DFAT is proud to support Kastom, a major exhibition of art from Vanuatu at the National Gallery of Australia. The title, adapted from the English “custom”, underlines Vanuatuan reverence for culture, ceremony and tradition.

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June 2013

Teenagers from Norsup area watch the short films.

Democratic dreams win People's Choice at Namatan Short Film Festival in Vanuatu

In Vanuatu, the Australian High Commission and the Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation (VBTC) partnered to create the second Namatan Short Film Festival.

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