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21 May 2018

Australia and Thailand celebrate 20 years of peacekeeping cooperation

Australia and Thailand are co-hosting the 10th biennial peacekeeping exercise PIRAP JABIRU involving more than 100 participants from 20 countries in the Indo–Pacific region from 21 May – 1 June 2018 in Bangsaen, Thailand. The Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, was in Thailand to open PIRAP JABIRU 2018 alongside his co-chair, Royal Thai Armed Forces Chief of Joint Staff, General Pornpipaat Benyasri. Vice Admiral Griggs said the exercise was a fantastic opportunity to bring together representatives from across our region and beyond. (More)



16 May 2018

Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia: Ramadan Message

Ramadan is a significant and blessed time for Muslim communities around the world, who gather to commemorate the revelation of the Quran, and commit to achieving greater restraint, self-sacrifice and compassion. (More)


10 May 2018

Australia – Thailand Endeavour Research Alumni Mentoring Program set to commence

Australian Ambassador to Thailand, HE Mr Paul Robilliard, hosted a reception on 4 May to congratulate Thai researchers participating in the Australia – Thailand Endeavour Research Alumni Mentoring Program, a collaboration between the Department of Education and Training, Australian Embassy Bangkok and Thailand’s Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC). (More)



4 May 2018

Taste Australia launched in Thailand

The unique story of Australian horticulture products came alive in Thailand with the launch of “Taste Australia” – Australia’s new branding to promote premium Australian horticultural products. Australia is known for its great lifestyle with our sunshine, appealing farms, beaches and landscapes, all of which is conveyed through this new in-market brand and activity giving Thai consumers a sense of Australia every time they buy and eat Australian fruit, vegetable and nuts, grown and nurtured by professional growers (More)


1 May 2018

Australia and Thailand’s partnership to grow the dairy sector

As part of ongoing cooperation with Thailand to strengthen the dairy industry, Thailand’s Department of Livestock Development (DLD) and Australia’s Dairy Australia and Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) recently hosted a five-day workshop on dairy herd nutrition from 23 – 27 April in Pak Cong, Nakorn Ratchasima province. (More)




25 April 2018

ANZAC Day commemorated in Thailand

Today, Australians gathered in Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand, as part of ANZAC Day commemorations around the world acknowledging those Australians who have served and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. In the early morning, a crowd of around 1,000 attended the solemn dawn service at Hellfire Pass, paying tribute to the thousands of Allied prisoners of war (POWs) who lost their lives in the construction of the Thai-Burma Railway in the Second World War.  Later in the day, around 1,500 people participated in a memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony at the Kanchanaburi Allied War Cemetery. (More)


20 April 2018

Australian Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism’s visit to Thailand

The Australian Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism, Paul Foley, visited Thailand from 18 to 20 April to promote regional and bilateral cooperation between Australia and Thailand on the shared threat of terrorism and violent extremism.  (More)


20 April 2018

Royal Australian Navy Ship visits Thailand

The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Anzac will pay a special visit to Bangkok during 23 – 28 April 2018 for engagements with Thai military and local officials and to participate in Anzac Day commemorative activities. (More)





20 April 2018

Australian Chief of Army’s visit to Thailand

The Chief of Australian Army, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell AO DSC, is visiting Thailand from 22 to 25 April to strengthen defence bilateral relationships and reinforce our mutual commitment as trusted security partners.  (More)


4 April 2018

Australia to offer 50 scholarships to ASEAN students

The Australian Government will award 50 prestigious Australia Awards – ASEAN Scholarships to the next generation of leaders from ASEAN countries to undertake postgraduate study in Australia commencing in 2019. (More)


18 March 2018

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia: Enhancing Regional Collaboration to Strengthen Our Security and Prosperity

Australia and the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will work together to shape a more secure and prosperous region. Our joint statement from the Special Summit – The Sydney Declaration – sets out a clear vision for the future of the ASEAN-Australia partnership and our shared commitment to elevate our cooperation. (More)


17 March 2018

Joint media release: The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training: Strengthening ASEAN-Australia Education Exchange

Today at the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, we announced ways to deepen the engagement between the future leaders of Australia and the ASEAN region. Australia is committed to practical and meaningful partnerships with the ASEAN region. These initiatives will build on our flagship education programs and enable talented ASEAN and Australian emerging leaders to learn from each other to shape a positive future. (More)


6 March 2018

ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 2018 : Australian-Thai International Friendly Football Match

Thailand’s women’s under-19s football team (known as Chaba Kaew U19) will be ASEAN’s representative in a match against Australian under-20s women’s national football team, the Young Matildas, on 16 March in Sydney ahead of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. Chaba Kaew U19 will travel to Australia this coming Saturday 10 March as part of the ASEAN-Australia Young Women Football Exchange Program (AAYFE), a partnership between the Australian Government and Football Federation of Australia (FFA).  (More)