“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, […]

Ningaloo Reef – nature’s playground

Text: Michaela Lauren Photographs: Thorsten Joses Blue sky, red earth and turquoise waters – it looked pretty much like a great location for a beachside holiday anywhere in regional Australia. But, this was a trip with a twist – the real beauty laid well concealed.  The mild, summery weather welcomed us as we landed on the airstrip at the RAAF Learmonth […]

FCA members quiz Foreign & Trade Ministers

Fifteen members, on the FCA-DFAT Canberra trip, had the opportunity to meet and discuss policy issues with Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Steven Ciobo, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment; Ray Marcelo, DFAT Assistant Secretary, Parliamentary and Media Branch; Andrew Goledzinowski, Ambassador for People Smuggling and Human Trafficking; Lisa Rauter, DFAT First Assistant Secretary, […]