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Meet Bob Tyson, Australia's Ambassador to Kuwait. Here Bob discusses the strong and growing relationship between the two nations which has a strong emphasis on trade and investment in addition to a strong regional defence relationship dating back to 1991. There is also a growing number of tourists from Kuwait who visit Australia each year. Bob also discusses future trade and investment prospects that would benefit Australia and Kuwait in areas such as education, construction, agriculture and tourism.
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Meet Pablo Kang, Australia's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. Here Pablo discusses the important bilateral relationship between Australia and the United Arab Emirates; including the rapid growth of trade in grains, meat, and cars which equates to A$6 billion per year; the defence and security relationship and the United Arab Emirates as an increasingly popular destination for Australian tourists. Pablo also discusses future opportunities for the two nations such as education and renewable energy.
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Meet Tim George Australia's Ambassador to Mexico. Here Tim discusses Australia's growing bilateral relationship with Mexico which is its largest trading partner in Latin America. Tim describes Mexico as a country on an upward trajectory with an emerging economy. He believes that there is great potential for the bilateral relationship to grow further in areas such as mining, education and water management. The number of Australians who visit Mexico increases each year and the number of Mexican students studying in Australia has also grown significantly. Tim also offers sound travel advice for Australians travelling to Mexico.
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Meet Neil Hawkins, Australia's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and non-resident Ambassador to Yemen, Oman and Bahrain. Here Neil discusses the bilateral relationship between Australia and Saudi Arabia, including what it is like to live in Saudi Arabia, our diverse trade and education links, the Arab Spring and Australia and Saudi Arabia's common interests in the global economy. Neil also discusses Yemen, Bahrain and Oman and offers sound advice for Australian travellers.
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Meet Paul Tighe, Australia's Consul-General to Hong Kong and non-resident Consul-General to Macau. Paul discusses Australia's long-established and close ties with Hong Kong, including the extensive links between Australians and people from Hong Kong, $8 billion trade relationship and $70 billion investment relationship. He also discusses Australia's links with Macau, where Australia's gaming and premium food and beverage industries maintain a strong presence - and great reputation!
Mr Peter Tesch, Australian Ambassador to Germany6
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Meet Peter Tesch, Australia's Ambassador to Germany. Here Peter discusses Australia's relationship with Germany, including the role Germans have played in Australia since European settlement, the strength of trade and education links, and our cooperation on global issues. Peter also talks about the significant tourism exchanges between Australia and Germany, and provides some excellent advice for Australians planning on visiting Germany - especially those going to Oktoberfest.
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Meet Ms Patricia Holmes, Australian Ambassador to Argentina and non-resident Ambassador to Uruguay and Paraguay. Here Patricia talks about Australia's relations with Argentina and the growing understanding between the two nations. She discusses the two countries' involvement in Antarctica and growing cooperation on agricultural trade. Patricia also talks about her experience as both a mother and a female ambassador.
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Meet Australia's Ambassador to the Netherlands, Mr Neil Mules AO. The Dutch have had a long history of contact and involvement in Australia and here Neil discusses this history as well as the strong bilateral and economic relationship between the two nations. Neil also discusses The Hague's significant international importance and his work in the range of international organisations based in The Hague.
Ms Jenny Bloomfield, Australian Ambassador to Greece, Bulgaria and Albania9
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Ms Jenny Bloomfield is Australia's Ambassador to Greece and non-resident Ambassador to Bulgaria and Albania. Here she discusses the strong community links and the growing trade relationship between Australia and Greece. She also discusses Australia's relations with Albania and Bulgaria.
Mr Ian Biggs, Australian Ambassador to Turkey10
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Ian Biggs is Australia's Ambassador to Turkey, and is also accredited to Georgia and Azerbaijan. Here he discusses the bilateral and trading relationship between Australia and Turkey, and the growing engagement in the lead-up to the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. He also discusses Australia's engagement with Georgia and Azerbaijan, and provides advice to travellers visiting Turkey, Georgia or Azerbaijan.
Ms Louise Hand PSM, Australian High Commissioner to Canada11
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Ms Louise Hand PSM is Australia's High Commissioner to Canada. Here she discusses the close relationship between Australia and Canada, including intelligence and defence ties, bilateral trade and the links between our two peoples. She also discusses the differences between her current posting in Ottawa and her previous roles on multilateral issues and in Europe and Asia
Mr Trevor Peacock, Australian High Commissioner to Cyprus12
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Australia's High Commissioner in Nicosia, Trevor Peacock, discusses Australia's relations with Cyprus and our involvement in UNFICYP, as well as Cyprus' Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Trevor also has some tips for Australian travellers planning to visit Cyprus.
Mr Chris Barrett, Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD, Paris13
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Mr Chris Barrett is Australia's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD, based in Paris. Chris explains the functions of the OECD, how Australia benefits from its membership, and how Australia contributes to best-practice public policy globally through its OECD engagement. Chris also gives some advice to students and graduates interested in the OECD's work and career opportunities.
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Mr Brett Farmer is Australia's Consul-General in Bali, Indonesia. With around 790,000 Australian visitors to Bali last year, the Australian Consulate-General is focussed on providing consular assistance to Australians, and offers some practical advice to prospective travellers to Bali. He also discusses Australian engagement in the wider Balinese community and the range of cultural experiences on offer in Bali.
Mr Brett Hackett, Australian Ambassador to Brazil15
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Brett Hackett is Australia's Ambassador to Brazil. Here he discusses the relationship between Australia and Brazil, including the recent agreement to establish a strategic partnership. He also discusses the similarities between the two nations' economies and prospects for future cooperation, as well as Brazil's hosting of major international events including the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Ms Bronte Moules, Australian Ambassador to Myanmar16
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Bronte Moules is Australia's Ambassador to Myanmar. Here she talks about Myanmar's reform agenda and Australia's current engagement with Myanmar. She also discusses the potential for growth in bilateral ties, Australia's development assistance to Myanmar and the growing business and tourism interest in the country.
Mr Matthew Neuhaus, Australian Ambassador to Zimbabwe17
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Mr Matthew Neuhaus is Australia's Ambassador to Zimbabwe and is also accredited to Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi and Zambia. Here he discusses the current situation in Zimbabwe, Australia's engagement with Africa, such as the AusAID-managed 'Mining for Development' program, and prospects for strengthening Australia-Africa relations.
Mr Nicholas Coppel, Special Coordinator RAMSI18
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Mr Nicholas Coppel is the Special Coordinator of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands or RAMSI.
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Lynda Worthaisong is Australia's Ambassador to Laos. Australia is Laos' longest standing diplomatic partner and here Lynda discusses Australia's role in the economic and human development of Laos, including Australia's trade, investment and education interests with Laos. Lynda also discusses the growing tourism industry, with 2012 designated by the Lao Government as 'Visit Laos Year,' as well as her experience living and working in Laos.
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Scott Dewar is Australia's Consul-General to Honolulu, USA. Scott discusses the two key roles of the Consulate-General in Hawaii: providing consular assistance to the 200,000 Australian tourists that visit Hawaii each year; and liaising with US Pacific Command which functions as a headquarters for the US military presence in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
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Lyndall Sachs is Australia's Ambassador to Iraq. Here she discusses Australia's diplomatic relationship with Iraq since the re-establishment of diplomatic ties in 2004, including trade and education opportunities, Australian aid assistance, and the security situation in Iraq. She also discusses personal aspects of living and working in Iraq.
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Geoff Tooth is Australia's High Commissioner to Kenya. He is also Australia's non-resident High Commissioner in Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda, and non-resident Ambassador to South Sudan, Somalia and Burundi. Geoff concurrently serves as Australia's permanent representative to a number of UN agencies located in East Africa. Here he discusses Australia's trade and commercial links with the countries of East Africa, education and tourism exchanges, Australia's assistance to humanitarian programs in East Africa, and security challenges in Somalia and South Sudan.
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Matthew Anderson is Australia's High Commissioner to Solomon Islands. Here he discusses central issues in Australia's relationship with Solomon Islands, including Australian involvement in RAMSI (Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands), Australia's aid partnership with the Solomons, and ongoing development challenges in Solomon Islands. He also discusses his extensive experience working in the Pacific, and Australia's work to advance the role and status of women in the Pacific.
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James Wise is Australia's Ambassador to Thailand. Here he discusses the relationship between Australia and Thailand, including commercial links and the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), education and tourism exchanges, and the security relationship dating back to the Second World War.