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, […]

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 […]