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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

“US Foreign Policy in Asia and Nuclear-free Korean Peninsula”

Research Fellow in the Foreign Policy and Defence Program at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre, Brendan Thomas-Noone, briefed FCA members on North Korea’s nuclear program and the regional foreign policy role of the US administration, as well as Australia’s responsibilities in supporting a stable and resilient Indo-Pacific. He said that Australia’s strategy […]

FCA-DFAT Canberra Trip 29 Nov. 2017

FCA Canberra Trip Members of the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Australia and South Pacific were hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra, on Wednesday to find out more about the department and meet with key ministers. Twelve foreign correspondents writing for outlets from Germany, America, Japan, the United Kingdom, Spain, […]