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Embassy News and Speeches

2020

October

(27 October 2020) Australia to host virtual WTO ministerial meeting --  Media release from Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham.

(25 October 2020) Crisis and Opportunities: New Finance and New Economy in a New Situation -- Remarks to the 2020 Bund Summit, Shanghai, China from Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology Jane Hume. 

(14 October 2020) Statement on Dr Yang Hengjun -- Media release from Foreign Minister Marise Payne.

September 

(26 September 2020)  Our Common Hope, UN General Assembly National Statement -- Speech by Prime Minister Scott Morrison  via video to the United Nations General Assembly.

August

(10 August 2020) Joint statement on Hong Kong -- from Foreign Minister Marise Payne, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Francois-Philippe Champagne, New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters, 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.

(04 August 2020) Australia’s export sector continues to boom despite ongoing challenges -- Media release from Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham.

July

(31 July 2020) Foreign investment Reforms – Consultation on Exposure Draft Legislation -- Media release from Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.

(20 July 2020) Update on international student visa arrangements -- Media release from Acting Minister for Immigration and Minister for Education.

(9 Jul 2020) Extradition Treaty with Hong Kong -- Media release from Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Women, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations.

(1 July 2020) Statement on Hong Kong -- Media Release by Foreign Minister Marise Payne.

June

(17 June 2020) Trading Australia towards the future -- Speech by Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham at the National Press Club, Canberra.

(16 June 2020) Australia and the world in the time of COVID-19 -- Speech by Foreign Minister Marise Payne at the National Security College, Australian National University.

(8 June 2020 ) Statement from Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham -- Australia is the most successful multicultural and migrant society in the world. The Chinese Australian community is a significant and valued contributor to that success story. 

(5 June 2020 ) Major reforms to Australia’s foreign investment framework -- Media release from Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.

May

(28 May 2020) Joint statement on 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.

(23 May 2020) Joint statement on Hong Kong national security legislation -- 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.

(19 May 2020) World Health Assembly resolution on COVID-19 – Joint media release from Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Minister for Health Greg Hunt

(11 May 2020) Op-ed by Foreign Minister Marise Payne for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s The Strategist website.

April

(23 April 2020) A message from Ambassador Graham Fletcher on commemorating Anzac Day 2020.

(19 April 2020) Statement on arrests of pro-democracy figures in Hong Kong -- Media Release by Foreign Minister Marise Payne

March

(29 March 2020 ) Changes to foreign investment framework -- Media release from Treasurer Josh Frydenberg
 
(26 March 2020) Australian Ambassador to China Graham Fletcher gives an update about the current situation of the COVID-19 affecting Australians in China.

 

 

February

(27 February 2020) National Foundation for Australia-China Relations advisory board members -- Media Release by Foreign Minister Marise Payne

 

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