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The relationship between Australia and the United States is unique in its breadth, depth and length, and characterised by genuine cultural affinity and a robust framework of bilateral co-operation spanning foreign policy and intelligence. In 2018, Australia and the United States will mark a centenary of mateship - a friendship first formed in the trenches of World War I during the Battle of Hamel on July 4, 1918.
Australia joins with other members of the MH17 Joint Investigation Team (JIT) – Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine – in announcing its full support for a Dutch national prosecution to pursue those responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 on 17 July 2014 over Eastern Ukraine. The Australian Government has full confidence in the quality, impartiality and integrity of the Dutch legal system. We applaud the Netherlands for showing leadership through the JIT process and committing to conduct the prosecutions on behalf of the wider international community... (more)
Australia categorically condemns North Korea’s first launch of an Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile. This is a further dangerous escalation by a reckless regime. The Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile launch is a dangerous and provocative act that destabilises the region and directly threatens all nations within range of this offensive weapon. Australia will work with our international partners and allies to demonstrate that a provocation of this kind will bear consequences. We again urge China to use its considerable leverage to rein in the dangerous behaviour of the North Korean leadership... (more)
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull: Well thank you very much Dr Chipman. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, honoured guests, ladies and gentlemen. I thank you for the honour of inviting me to deliver this year's keynote address. As always, visiting Singapore is a great pleasure - indeed, Prime Minister, you and your fellow Singaporeans make all Australians feel at home here, none more so than our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter - born in 2015 and thus an SG50 baby. That 50 years of Singapore's independence has seen profound changes to our region, and profound contributions to the world from our region - one of which is this very meeting. The Shangri-La Dialogue has grown to become one of the world’s great strategic gatherings since you, John, established it fifteen years ago with the encouragement of the Australian historian Bob O’Neill and our former Defence Minister Robert Hill. Your reasoning was straightforward. You saw that the US-anchored rules-based order - the remarkable system where nations big and small agree to play by the rules and respect each other’s sovereignty - could not be taken for granted here in the Indo Pacific... (more)
Foreign Minister Bishop has announced that the Australian Government will provide humanitarian assistance to support Afghan refugees in Pakistan, people returning to Afghanistan from neighbouring countries, and Afghan people who have been displaced by conflict. The United Nations estimates over 3.3 million Afghan people are currently displaced across Afghanistan and Pakistan. Additionally, since January 2016 over 1.1 million people have returned to Afghanistan from neighbouring countries. Many returnees are in urgent need of assistance with resettlement and reintegration. Australia’s assistance of $15 million will provide vital protection services, healthcare and nutrition to Afghan refugees in Pakistan, people returning from neighbouring countries, people displaced by conflict and host communities in Pakistan. It will focus on protecting the most vulnerable, including women and children and people with disabilities.
US Secretary of State Tillerson and Foreign Minister Bishop announce four new Fulbright Professional Scholarships in recognition of the strong and enduring ties between our two countries. The Fulbright Australia-US Alliance Scholarsips are part of the 'First 100 years of Mateship campaign', marking a century of the Australia-US partnership. They are an investment in a relationship of vital importance to both countries and will further strengthen ties between our universities and scholars.
If you have the skills, Australia has the lifestyle. If you like the idea of Australia's climate and lifestyle and are looking for a career challenge in a country with lots of opportunities—take the next step and find out more about Australia's skilled working visas. Your journey starts when you submit an expression of interest for a skilled visa through SkillSelect. By using SkillSelect the Australian Government could invite you to lodge a visa application or you could be nominated by an Australian or state and territory government. Find out what you need to do to complete your expression of interest through SkillSelect.