Foreign Policy White Paper

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4 APR 2017

Australia has responded enthusiastically to the Australian Government's call for submissions to contribute to the development of Australia's first Foreign Policy White Paper since 2003.

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28 MAR 2017

Join the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP in a live Q&A session on Australia's Foreign Policy White Paper at 7.30pm (AEDT) on Wednesday 29 March, 2017.

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14 MAR 2017

On 24 February, members of the White Paper Taskforce travelled to Darwin to consult representatives from the Northern Territory's business, research and education sectors.

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8 MAR 2017

On 22 February, members of the White Paper Taskforce travelled to Hobart to consult representatives from Tasmania's business, agriculture, arts, research, tourism and education sectors.

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2 MAR 2017

The White Paper Taskforce met experts on the Pacific region on 17 February.

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2 MAR 2017

On 17 February the Foreign Policy White Paper taskforce hosted a roundtable for Brisbane-based leaders of academia, private enterprise and non-government organisations.

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1 MAR 2017

On 16 February, the White Paper Taskforce engaged regional representatives in Toowomba.

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1 MAR 2017

Members of the taskforce met with a diverse range of development stakeholders for a roundtable discussion in Canberra on 14 February.

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28 FEB 2017

On 21 February, members of the White Paper Taskforce met representatives from South Australia’s business, university, NGO, and cultural sectors.

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22 FEB 2017

On 10 February, the Minister for Foreign Affairs chaired a roundtable in Sydney with leaders from business, academia, think tanks and civil society organisations.

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21 FEB 2017

On 10 February, business and industry leaders shared their views with the White Paper Taskforce on the future of Australia's international economic engagement.

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20 FEB 2017

Members of the Foreign Policy White Paper Taskforce were delighted to participate in a roundtable convened by the US Studies Centre on 8 February.

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16 FEB 2017

On 7 February, members of the White Paper Taskforce met with senior representatives of Australian non-government aid and international development organisations in Melbourne, Victoria.

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15 FEB 2017

On 7 February, members of the Foreign Policy White Paper Taskforce discussed the outlook for regional prosperity and security with China experts from business, academia and non-government organisations.

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14 FEB 2017

On 6 February, the White Paper Taskforce travelled to Melbourne to engage Australian business, university, NGO, sports and cultural sectors.

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Foreign Minister Bishop speaking to a group of people at a table

10 FEB 2017

On 3 February, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, chaired a roundtable of Perth-based leaders of business, academia and non-government organisations.

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Youth sitting at a large round table

8 FEB 2017

On 2 February, members of the White Paper Taskforce met with academics and young professionals in Perth to discuss foreign policy issues facing Australia today, and in the decade to come.

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8 FEB 2017

The White Paper Taskforce drew on the immense knowledge, expertise and experience of Western Australia's energy and resource sector in a roundtable discussion.

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Agricultural machinery in front of a large shed in Geraldton

7 FEB 2017

On 1 February, the White Paper Taskforce travelled to Geraldton, Western Australia, to consult representatives from the Mid-West region on Australia’s international engagement.

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Julie Bishop speaking at a lecturn

19 Dec 2016

Representatives from a number of Government agencies, think tanks and the private sector have participated in a series of roundtable discussions in Canberra.

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Julie Bishop speaking at a lecturn

13 Dec 2016

The White Paper will outline Australia’s most important principles and interests for engaging with the world and working with allies and partners in the decade ahead.

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13 Dec 2016

Minister For Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP and Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, The Hon Steve Ciobo MP, invite the Australian community to help inform and shape the Australian Government’s Foreign Policy White Paper.

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