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40th Anniversary of ASEAN-Australia Relations

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Part of Official Party attending the 40th Anniversary of ASEAN-Australia Relations (Malaysia) with Malaysian and Australian Ambassadors and senior officials at the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR), Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From left to right – Peter McKenna, Venturenauts; Malaysian Ambassador Jojie Samuel, Deputy Director General ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Australian Ambassador to ASEAN Simon Merrifield; YBhg. Malaysian Ambassador Aminahtun Haji A. Karim Deputy Director General IDFR, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Australian Ambassador to Malaysia Rod Smith; YBhg. Dato’ Dr. Mohd Yusof Ahmad Head of Institute of ASEAN Studies and Global Affairs (INSPAG) Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies; and Associate Professor Dr. Sufian Jusoh, Distinguished Fellow of IDFR, Senior Fellow and Director, Centre for International Law and Siyar (CILAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

ASEAN Economic Community

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Conducted the inaugural Brisbane workshop on the ASEAN Economic Community and the challenges, implications and opportunities it poses for Australian businesses.  The event was highly successful. Co-hosted by the Australia Indonesia Business Council and very well supported by a range of expert speakers from ASEAN, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Austrade, Trade and Investment Queensland, and various other key business councils and peak industry bodies.  There strong appetite from business to learn more about positioning to take advantage of the integrated AEC market.