Events 2018

August 6, 2018: 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 (in Melbourne) and Rob Taylor (in Canberra). Great lunch after the meeting at Bar Cupola with 20 other FCA members.

August 5, 2018: FCA Featherdale Wildlife Park Tour & Lunch

FCA members and families enjoyed a VIP tour with Featherdale Park resident animal expert, Director of Life Sciences, Zookeeper Chad Staples, followed by a light lunch at Drover’s Hut. Adults and children got close to the animals and learned about Australian wildlife. Established on 7 acres of land originally purchased by Charles and Marjorie Wigg in 1953, Featherdale has evolved from a poultry farm into one of the best privately own wildlife parks in Australia.

July 12, 2018: FCA briefing with the Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells.






June 28, 2018: The Tourism Opportunity for Australia: 2020 and Beyond”
FCA briefing with John O’Sullivan,Managing Director at Tourism Australia.

Foreign Correspondents were invited by Tourism Australia to attend a Press Conference on “The Tourism Opportunity for Australia: 2020 and Beyond”






May 28, 2018: “US Foreign Policy in Asia and Nuclear-free Korean Peninsula” FCA Briefing with Brendan Thomas-Noone (United States Studies Centre )




May 25, 2018: VIVID SYDNEY 2018 Media Launch




March 9, 2018: FCA briefing with the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Tilman Ruff