Australian Embassy
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Embassy News and Speeches

2021

July

(19 July 2021) Australia joins international partners in attribution of malicious cyber activity to China -- Joint media release from Foreign Minister Marise Payne, Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews and  Defence Minister Peter Dutton.

(12 July 2021) Marking the 5th Anniversary of the South China Sea Arbitral Award -- Statement from Foreign Minister Marise Payne.

(10 July 2021) Media Freedom Coalition statement on Hong Kong

(04 July 2021) Revitalising international cooperation on nuclear non-proliferation -- Speech by Australian Ambassador to China Graham Fletcher at the World Peace Forum, Beijing.

June

(22 June 2021) Australia challenges UNESCO draft reef recommendation -- Media Release from Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley.

(19 June 2021) WTO action to defend Australia’s wine makers -- Joint media release from Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan and Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud.

(09 June 2021)  A world order that favours freedom -- Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s address to the Perth USAsia Centre.

(09 June 2021) Australia's continued leadership on HIV/AIDS -- Media release from Foreign Minister Marise Payne.

May

(28 May 2021) WTO panel to be established in barley dispute -- Joint media release from Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan and Minister for Agriculture Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud.

(21 May 2021) Statement on Dr Yang Hengjun -- Media release from Foreign Minister Marise Payne.

April

(22 April 2021) Cutting emissions and creating jobs with international partnerships -- Media release from Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021 -- His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh passed away on 9 April 2021.

March

(30 March 2021) Joint Statement on the WHO-Convened COVID-19 Origins Study -- released by the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom.

(23 March 2021) Joint statement on Human Rights Abuses in Xinjiang  -- from Foreign Minister Marise Payne and New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Local Government and Associate Minister of Maori Development Nanaia Mahuta.

(March 2021) OECD Secretary-General Selection --Mathias Cormann elected next secretary-general of the OECD.

(13 March 2021) The Spirit of the Quad -- Quad Leaders' Joint Statement.

(13 March 2021) Joint statement on electoral changes in Hong Kong -- from Foreign Minister Marise Payne and New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Local Government and Associate Minister of Maori Development Nanaia Mahuta.

February

(19 February 2021) Quad Foreign Ministers’ Meeting -- Media release from Foreign Minister Marise Payne.

(16 February 2021) Declaration against the use of arbitrary detention in state-to-state relations--Media release from Foreign Minister Marise Payne.

(08 February 2021) Statement on Ms Cheng Lei -- Media release from Foreign Minister Marise Payne.

January

(10 January 2021)  Joint statement on arrests in Hong Kong -- from Foreign Minister Marise Payne, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Francois-Philippe Champagne,  United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and First Secretary of State Dominic Raab, and United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

(06 January 2021 ) Hong Kong statement -- Media release from Foreign Minister Marise Payne.

 

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