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40 years of Australia's engagement with ASEAN

12 September, 2014

This year marks 40 years of relations between Australia and the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN). Today the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre hosted the 2014 ASEAN forum to celebrate the anniversary of Australia's engagement with ASEAN as their first official dialogue partner.


Long overdue rights for domestic workers

18 June, 2014

Stories of domestic worker Erwiana Sulistyaningsih made headlines when she spoke out against her employer's abhorrent abuse while working in Hong Kong. Gruesome cuts and burns on her body were so bad that she was unable to walk when she returned to Jakarta.


New Colombo Plan in action at the University of Sydney

16 May, 2014

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, today met the first tranche of University of Sydney students who will be travelling to Singapore under the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan.


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