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Embassy News and Speeches

2024

May

(18 May 2024) National Foundation for Australia-China Relations grants and CEO appointment -- Joint media release from Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell.

April

(30 April 2024) 17th Joint Ministerial Economic Commission meeting between Australia and China -- Media release from Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell.

March

(28 March 2024) Resolution of wine dispute with China -- Joint statement from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Foreign Minister Penny Wong,  Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry Murray Watt.

(26 March 2024) Cyber targeting of UK democratic institutions -- Joint statement from Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Minister for Home Affairs, Minister for Cyber Security Clare O’Neil.

(20 March 2024) Press conference, Parliament House, Canberra --Transcript of press conference from  Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

(20 March 2024) Foreign Minister’s opening remarks to the Australia-China Foreign and Strategic Dialogue, Parliament House, Canberra -- Remarks from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

(19 March 2024) Visit of China's Foreign Minister and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Wang Yi -- Media release from Foreign Minister Penny Wong. 

(6 March 2024)  'Melbourne Declaration' affirms ASEAN and Australia partnership for the future --Media release from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. 

(1 March 2024) Statement on proposed laws under Article 23 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong -- Media release from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

 

February

(24 February 2024) Australian support for our region’s trade and development --Joint media release from Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell

(24 February 2024) Two years on, Australia stands with Ukraine --Joint media release from Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Tim Watts.

(21 February 2024) Western Australian Chinese New Year ball -- Speech by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. 

​(15 February 2024) $50 million in Australian support for International Fund for Ukraine -- Joint media release from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Minister for Defence Richard Marles and Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

(5 February 2024) Sentencing of Dr Yang Jun -- Media release from Foreign Minister Penny Wong. 

 

January 

(19 January 2024) Detention of Dr Yang Jun -- Statement from Foreign Minister Penny Wong. 


2023

December 

(12 December 2023) Australian Government concerns about recent actions in the South China Sea -- Media release from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

(9 December 2023) First fields of barley make their way to China -- Joint media release from Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry Murray Watt.

November

(7 November 2023) Press conference - Beijing -- Transcript of press conference with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

(7 November 2023) Dialogue key to relations with China -- Media release from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

(7 November 2023) Statement on joint outcomes of the China-Australia Annual Leaders' Meeting -- Joint statement.

(7 November 2023) Meeting with Premier Li Qiang -- Transcript of meeting between Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Premier of the People's Republic of China Li Qiang.

(7 November 2023) Why building on 50 years of diplomacy is so important -- Op-ed by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese 

(6 November 2023) Press conference - Beijing -- Transcript of press conference from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Foreign Minister Penny Wong

(6 November 2023) Meeting with Chairman President Xi Jinping -- Transcript of meeting between Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping

(6 November 2023) Meeting with Chairman Zhao Leji -- Transcript of meeting between Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China Zhao Leji

(6 November 2023)  Press conference - Beijing --Transcript of press conference with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

(5 November 2023) Lunch reception hosted by Tourism Australia -- Speech from  Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

(5 November 2023) Press conference - Shanghai -- Transcript from press conference with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Trade and Tourism Minister Don Farrell.

(5 November 2023) Opening session of the China International Import Expo -- Speech from  Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

(4 November 2023) Remarks - Shanghai -- Remarks to media by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

(3 November, 2023) Visit to Shanghai, China -- Media statement from Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell

 

October

(27 October 2023) Statement on the passing of former Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, H.E. Mr Li Keqiang --Media statement from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

(22 October 2023) Visit to the People's Republic of China -- Media release from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

(10 October 2023) Come and Say G’day one year anniversary -- Media release from Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell.

 

September

(29 September 2023) Ambassador to China -- Media release from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

(25 September 2023) Australia ready to welcome back Chinese tour groups -- Media release from Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell.

(21 September 2023) National Anti-Scam Centre warns of spike in scams threatening Chinese students -- Media release from Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

(7 September 2023) Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's comments to media following meeting with Chinese Premier Li Qiang --Transcript from doorstop - Jakarta. 

(7 September 2023) Bilateral Meeting with Premier of The People's Republic of China -- Opening remarks from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Premier of the People's Republic of China Li Qiang.

(7 September 2023) Meeting with China’s Premier Li Qiang -- Media statement from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

(2 September 2023) Australia-China high level dialogue -- Media release from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

 

August

(21 August 2023) Australia-China Consular Consultations -- Media release from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

(14 August 2023) Meeting with China's Minister of Education Huai Jinpeng -- Joint Media Release from Minister for Education Jason Clare, Minister for Skills and Training Brendan O’Connor.

(11 August 2023) Detention of Cheng Lei -- Statement from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

(10 August 2023) Australia set to welcome back Chinese group tours -- Statement from from Trade and Tourism Minister Don Farrell.

(09 August 2023) Statement on reinstatement of barley exporters to China -- Joint statement from Trade and Tourism Minister Don Farrell and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Murray Watt.

(08 August 2023) Australia’s new International Development Policy and Development Finance Review -- Joint media release from Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Minister for International Development and the Pacific Pat Conroy.

(04 August 2023) Resolution of barley dispute with China -- Joint statement from Foreign Minister Penny Wong, Trade and Tourism Minister Don Farrell and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Murray Watt.

 

July

(29 July 2023)  Joint Statement on Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) 2023 -- Joint Statement

(28 July 2023) Gender Equality Symposium, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane -- Speech from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

(28 July 2023) Global leaders unite for Gender Equality --  Joint statement from Foreign Minister Penny Wong, Katy Gallagher, Minister for Finance, Minister for Women, Anika Wells MP, Minister for Aged Care, Minister for Sport.

(13 July 2023) Meeting with China’s Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Wang Yi -- Media release from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

(13 July 2023) Meeting with China’s Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Wang Yi -- Opening remarks from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

 

June

(27 June 2023) National Foundation for Australia-China Relations grants announcement -- Media release from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

 

May

(27 May 2023) Detention of Dr Yang Jun --Statement from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

(15 May 2023) National Foundation for Australia-China Relations Advisory Board Appointments -- Media release from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

(13 May 2023) 16th Joint Ministerial Economic Commission, Beijing -- Media release from Senator the Hon Don Farrell, Minister for Trade and Tourism, Australia.

(11 May 2023) Visit to China -- Media release from Don Farrell, Minister for Trade and Tourism, Australia.

 

April

(12 April 2023) Australia-China Senior Officials’ Talks -- Media release from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia.

(11 April 2023) Statement on sentencing of Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi --Media release from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia.

(11 April 2023) Step forward to resolve barley dispute with China --Joint statement from Foreign Minister Penny Wong, Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Murray Watt.

 

March

(31 March 2023) Detention of Cheng Lei -- Statement from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

(27 March 2023) Visit to China to attend the Bo’ao Forum for Asia -- Media statement from Assistant Minister for Trade Senator the Hon Tim Ayres.

(04 March 2023) Meeting with China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Qin Gang -- Media statement from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

 

February

(24 February 2023) Australia Stands with Ukraine with Additional Military Support and Sanctions -- Joint statement from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles and Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

(17 February 2023) Ambassador Fletcher meets Head of International Department - Media release from Australian Embassy, China.

(16 February 2023) Ambassador Fletcher meets with Sichuan Governor and Chongqing Party Secretary - Media release from Australian Embassy, China.

(06 February 2023) Virtual meeting with China’s Minister of Commerce - Media statement from Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell.

 

January

(19 January 2023) Detention of Dr Yang Jun - Media statement from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

(1 January 2023) Travellers from China required to undertake COVID-19 testing before travel - Statement from Health and Aged Care Minister Mark Butler

 

2022

December

(21 December 2022) Meeting with China’s State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi - Media statement from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

(21 December 2022) Australia-China Foreign and Strategic Dialogue Joint Outcomes Statement - Joint statement.

(21 December 2022) Opening remarks at the Australia-China Foreign and Strategic Dialogue - Remarks from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

(20 December 2022) Principles behind Whitlam's China vision still drive us - Op-ed by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations.

(19 December 2022) Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and the People's Republic of China - Media statement from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

 

November

(15  November 2022) Meeting with China's President Xi Jinping -- Media statement from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

(13 November 2022) Speech to the NFACR dinner commemorating 50th anniversary of Australia-China diplomatic relations -- Speech from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.


October

(20 October 2022) Further actions in response to Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine -- Joint media release from Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong and Minister for Trade and Tourism Don Farrell.

 

September

(24 September 2022) Joint leaders statement to mark one year of AUKUS -- Joint statement from Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Liz Truss and President of the United States Joe Biden.

(24 September 2022) Joint Readout of Quad Ministerial Meeting -- Joint readout from the Secretary of State of the United States and the Foreign Ministers of the Governments of Australia, India, and Japan.

(23 September 2022) Meeting With China’s State Councilor And Minister Of Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi -- Statement from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

(21 September 2022)  Recent comments by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China relating to AUKUS -- Statement from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

(9 September 2022) Passing of Her Majesty the Queen - Statement from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

(1 September 2022) Human rights concerns in Xinjiang - Statement from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

 

August

(13 August 2022)  Detention of Cheng Lei - Statement from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

(5 August 2022) U.S.-Australia-Japan trilateral strategic dialogue - Joint statement from the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Japan and the Secretary of State of the United States

(5 August 2022) Statement on Cross-Strait tensions - Media release from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

 

July

(8 July 2022) Meeting with China's State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi - Media release from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

(4 July 2022) Visit to Kyiv and further Australian support to Ukraine - Media release from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

(4 July 2022) Ambassador meets with Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs - Media release from Australian Embassy, China.

 

June

(30 June 2022) Statement on Hong Kong -- Media release from Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

(25 June 2022) Joint Statement on the Announcement of the Partners in the Blue Pacific Initiative -Joint Statement from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

 

May

(27 May 2022) Statement on Dr Yang Jun - Media release from Foreign Minister Penny Wong

(26 May 2022) Quad joint leaders' statement - Joint statement from Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and United States President Joe Biden

(6 May 2022) Australian and Chinese officials discuss the Pacific - Media release from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

 

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