Thursday, 18 April 2013

Asian Century White Paper

Contact: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
P: 6238 4009 E:

Location: Hobart, Launceston
Date: 22/Apr/2013

Intended Audience: All schools, Educators, LOTE teachers

Invitation: Australian Government Asian Century White Paper: Public consultations on country strategies

The Australian Government is seeking public input to assist in developing the Australia in the Asian Century country strategies for Japan, China, Indonesia, India and South Korea. The country strategies will contribute to development of a whole-of-Australia approach to strengthening relations with key regional partners across all levels of government, institutions and the community. The strategies will be forward-looking documents outlining a vision of where the relationships should be in 2025, and how Australia intends to get there.

The session will include a presentation by DFAT Assistant Secretary Allaster Cox about developing the country strategies, and an overview of each of the five strategies, followed by an open discussion forum where participants are encouraged to share their experiences, plans and ideas. In particular, we would like to discuss initiatives that are already being implemented or are planned that contribute to achieving White Paper objectives. The full White Paper is available at

Time & Venues:

In HOBART on Monday 22nd April 2013, from 2:30 until 4:30pm in the theatrette at The Old Woolstore Hotel, 1 Macquarie Street, Hobart; and

in LAUNCESTON on Tuesday 23rd April 2013, from 10am until 12noon at the Sebel Hotel, Cnr St John & William Streets, Launceston.

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