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Bushfire Season

The Australian bush fire season runs from October to May.  Every year bush fires ravage large areas of land, causing property damage and loss of life.  State and territory emergency services in Australia provide up-to-date information on bush fires and advice on precautionary measures that can help minimize fire-related risks.  U.S. citizens visiting or living ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Keynote Address to the Institute for Regional Security (IFRS) Annual Dinner

I would like to start with a quote from Australian poet Kenneth Slessor’s poem “Beach Burial:” “Whether as enemies they fought, Or fought with us, or neither; the sand joins them together, Enlisted on the other front.” Slessor’s tribute to the soldiers of the Second World War is particularly poignant as we mark the 70th anniversary of ...
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