Fact Sheet: 2018 Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations

July 24, 2018 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, and Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne met at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California July 23-24, 2018. The Secretaries and Ministers noted a number of initiatives through which the people of the United ...
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Making a difference with Young Pacific Leaders 2018

Young Pacific Leaders 2018 (#YPL18) brought together 37 dynamic community leaders from across the Pacific Ocean in a conference about leadership and development. It was the fifth conference in a series of programs sponsored by the U.S. State Department. The program comprised formal and informal activities arranged by the East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program ...
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East West Center and U.S. Department of State Convene Young Pacific Leaders in Hawai’i

Media Release – January 16, 2018 The East-West Center and United States Department of State will conduct a three-day regional conference for young leaders from Pacific islands nations from January 16 to 18, 2018. The delegates are a diverse group of young professionals from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Tuvalu, ...
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Readout: President Trump’s Meeting with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan

November 13, 2017 President Donald J. Trump met with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan today in Manila, Philippines. The three leaders reaffirmed their commitment to maintaining maximum pressure on North Korea in the effort to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. They also discussed expanded security cooperation for enhanced ...
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Coming soon … Young Pacific Leaders Conference 2018

The US Embassy and our colleagues across the Pacific are holding a conference for young Australian Indigenous and Pacific Islander leaders who are passionate about improving their communities and countries.    The fifth Young Pacific Leaders Conference in Honolulu, Hawai‘i will take place January 16-18, 2018, through a partnership between the East-West Center’s  Pacific Islands Development Program  (PIDP) and the  U.S. Department of State ...
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Just released: State Department’s Country Reports on Terrorism 2016

The newly-released Country Reports on Terrorism 2016 report provides the Department of State’s annual, statutorily mandated assessment of trends and events in international terrorism that transpired in 2016, including country-by-country breakdowns of foreign government counterterrorism cooperation, and profiles of designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations. This year’s report examines local issues in East Asia and the Pacific ...
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New Fulbright Scholarships Mark a Century of U.S.- Australia “Mateship”

MEDIA ALERT June 6, 2017   New Fulbright Scholarships Mark a Century of U.S.- Australia “Mateship” Today, U.S. Rex W. Secretary of State Tillerson and Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop announced the creation of four new Fulbright Scholarships to further enhance the long standing Fulbright relationship. The exchanges will advance scholarship in the priority ...
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AUSMIN 2017 Fact Sheet on the U.S. – Australia Relationship

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release June 5, 2017 AUSMIN 2017 Fact Sheet on the U.S. – Australia Relationship President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull affirmed the enduring bonds, deep friendship, and close alliance between the United States and Australia during their May 4, 2017 meeting. Together, ...
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Joint Statement AUSMIN 2017

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE June 5, 2017 On 5 June, Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, and Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne, hosted U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, and Secretary of Defense James Mattis in Sydney for the annual Australia-United States Ministerial (AUSMIN) ...
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Chargé d’Affaires James Carouso Speech: USS Peary Memorial, Darwin

USS Peary Memorial Service The Esplanade, Darwin (As prepared for delivery – February 19, 2017) “Lest we forget.” Three short words that carry a lot of weight.  They oblige our generation to remember all those who sacrificed their lives on our behalf.  That we enshrine and recall those such as the 88 souls lost in ...
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Charge D’Affaires Carouso speech: CEDA 2017 EPO, Brisbane

Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) 2017 Economic & Political Overview, Brisbane  (As prepared for delivery – February 17, 2017) I wasn’t here for EPO 2016.  Did the speakers get it right?  Could anyone have predicted the year that just ended? With that said, I will do my best to map out where I ...
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Consul General Valerie Fowler’s Remarks at the 2016 LGBTI Pacific Youth Forum

Consul General Valerie Fowler’s Remarks at the 2016 LGBTI Pacific Youth Forum October 12, 2016 Good evening. What a wonderful way to start this evening, with the lovely welcome to country.  In that spirit, I’ll begin by recognizing our elders, past and present. Honorable Michael Kirby,The Kaleidoscope team, for your leadership in developing this forum, DLA ...
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Special Envoy Randy Berry’s Visit to Sydney

A Message from Special Envoy Randy Berry: Working Together in Support of Dignity for All October 12, 2016    When he announced my appointment as the United States’ first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Persons, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed that advancing human rights globally ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry On the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Secretary of State John Kerry On the Trans-Pacific Partnership September 28, 2016 Wilson Center Washington, D.C. REMARKS    SECRETARY KERRY:  Jane, thank you for a wonderful introduction.  I hugely appreciate your support, your counsel.  And obviously, we are living in complicated times.  I want to thank you for many, many years of remarkable service to ...
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Vice President Biden’s remarks on the future of the U.S.-Australian relationship in Asia

“In December 1941, besieged by war, facing an advancing enemy, Prime Minister John Curtain issued the now-famous message to the Australian people, a message that declared an intention to close the distance between our two nations and bridge the wide Pacific. He said: Without inhibitions of any kind … Australia looks to America. Australia looked to ...
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Arrival of the 5th rotation of US Marines in Darwin

This is and Australian Government Department of Defense media release. 13 April 2016 | Media Release The next rotation of US Marines will begin arriving in Darwin from today to commence their fifth rotation through Northern Australia as part of the US rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region. This year’s rotation will include around 1,250 US Marines, a ...
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