The landmark China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) will unlock substantial new benefits for Australians for years to come. ChAFTA will add billions to the economy, create jobs and drive higher living standards for Australians.
The G20 Leaders' Summit was held in Brisbane on 15-16 November 2014.
As chair of the G20, Australia hosted leaders of the world's major economies to discuss global economic challenges. Australia focused on practical outcomes that will promote economic growth, create jobs and build the resilience of the global economy.
With Foreign Minister Julie Bishop chairing, the UN Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted two Australian-led decisions, a Presidential Statement on international cooperation to fight terrorism and a resolution that strengthens police deployments in UN peacekeeping operations.
The 2013-14 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Annual Report has been tabled in Parliament. The report addresses the department's performance and achievements across the range of its responsibilities, including foreign and trade policy, investment, aid policy and programs, the New Colombo Plan, international climate change engagement, and consular and passports services.
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