2017 Foreign Policy White Paper

The Australian Government has launched the terms of reference and consultation process for the development of an Australian Foreign Policy White Paper, due for release in September 2017. The call for submissions directly seeks ideas for how the Government can work more effectively with academia and NGOs to advance foreign policy interests, as well as how the Australian aid program can promote prosperity and stability.

See http://dfat.gov.au/whitepaper/index.html

AFSAAP members might consider making a submission referring to the government’s failure to implement the 2010 Joint Parliamentary Inquiry into Australia’s Relations with the Countries of Africa Recommendation #10 to establish an African Studies Centre. See http://www.aph.gov.au/parliamentary_business/committees/house_of_representatives_committees?url=jfadt/africa%2009/report.htm and go to the front matter for the recommendations.