Tourism Australia launches “PhilAUSophy”

The distinct and defining character of Australia and of Australians will be celebrated in a new campaign unveiled by Tourism Australia, which will invite the world Down Under to experience first-hand the Australian way of life. Key industry stakeholders were invited to a special preview of the new three-year global campaign,‘Come Live our Philausophy’, which […]

Dr Mark Schipp – FCA briefing: “Threat to Australia of the African Swine Fever (ASF)”

FCA Briefing with Dr Mark Schipp, Australia’s Chief Veterinary & World President of the Organisation for Animal HealthAustralia has implemented an international communications campaign and is now actively strengthening border inspections to avoid African Swine Fever reaching the country. This is the worst animal biosecurity scare ever and the new measures include the […]

Hiroki Iijima is re-elected President of the FCA

For the third consecutive year, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television (TBS) Reporter, Hiroki Iijima, was elected President of the Foreign Correspondents’ Association (FCA) – Australia & South Pacific. The Japanese Journalist will lead the organisation for the financial year 2019-2020. The Board is also formed by Vice-President Sandip Hor, Treasurer Liz Lacerda, Honorary Secretary April Pressler, […]

Foreign Correspondents condemn arrest of French Journalists in Australia

MEDIA STATEMENT Arrest of visiting French Journalists in Queensland The recent arrest of French television correspondent Hugo Clément and his crew during filming near Abbot Point in Queensland is of great concern to every working journalist in Australia – including resident foreign correspondents and members of the Foreign Correspondents’ Association, Australia & South Pacific (FCA). […]

FCA meets Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) in Sydney

The President of the FCA, Hiroki Iijima, and the Vice-President, Sandip Hor, met JNTO Sydney Office Executive Director, Kana Wakabayashi, to discuss a potential partnership between the Japanese Tourism Organisation and the Foreign Correspondents Association in Australia. Iijima and Hor took the opportunity to congratulate JNTO for winning the “Destination Award” at Luxperience 2018, one […]

New FCA Board members were elected at the AGM

FCA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) elected the Board for 2018 – 2019 on Monday, Aug 5, in DFAT Sydney Conference Room. The popular Japanese TBS television correspondent Hiroki Iijima was re-elected as President, with Vice- President Sandip Hor, Treasurer Liz Lacerda, Honorary Secretary Wolfgang Mueller, Mimi Chau, Thorsten Joses and Philip Engelberts, plus Laurence Arthur […]

FCA briefing with the Minister for International Development and the Pacific

During the meeting with members of the Foreign Correspondents Association in Sydney, the International Development Minister, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, said that Australia is making an effort to strengthen ties with the Pacific nations. The Minister commented on the security agreement with countries in the region, which will cover matters such as defence, law and order, humanitarian […]

“The Tourism Opportunity for Australia: 2020 and Beyond”

The Managing Director of Tourism Australia, John O’Sullivan, briefed FCA members on the strategy to build the competitiveness of Australia’s tourism industry and grow its economic contribution. “Tourism 2020” focuses on improving the industry’s performance and competitiveness by pursuing new opportunities for growth. The “Tourism 2020” goal is to achieve between $115 billion and $140 billion annually – in […]