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15th March 2017 Canberra, Australia

Menna Rawlings

by Menna Rawlings

British High Commissioner to Australia

Hello, Adele, from the other side.

I watched you perform at the ANZ stadium in Sydney on Saturday night, with my 16 year old daughter and 94,998 other people. This was just one night in your multi-city Australia tour – your first time in this beautiful country, you said. Altogether, I reckon around 600,000 people will have seen you perform in Australia – […]

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29th December 2016 Canberra, Australia

Menna Rawlings

by Menna Rawlings

British High Commissioner to Australia

Farewell 2016, The Year That Was

2016 was lots of things. Forgettable wasn’t one of them. It will give students of politics plenty of stuff to write about decades from now. And it will live on in our own memories for years to come. So how to describe the year that was… what? And what does that mean for us in […]

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22nd December 2016 Canberra, Australia

Bronwyn Capon

Visit & Event Coordinator and Chevening Officer

Gold Standard support for scholars

At the beginning of this month, I was honoured to accept, on behalf of the British High Commission, the Public Affairs Asia Gold Standard Award for Diplomatic Engagement for our work supporting scholarships for Indigenous Australian students. We have been supporting the Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust since 2010 through the FCO’s Chevening programme, and recently extended […]

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15th December 2016 Canberra, Australia

Tony Brennan

by Tony Brennan

Deputy High Commissioner

Leaving, not leaving

My time here is up. For over four years I have been proud to bear the title of the United Kingdom’s Deputy High Commissioner to Australia. It’s the best job I’ve ever had, working with some of the best people I’ve ever met. Large parts of me don’t want to go, but four years is […]

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15th November 2016 Canberra, Australia

Cate Setterfield

Science & Innovation Officer

Magna Carta: Innovation and an old bit of sheepskin

It’s been a busy couple of months since I joined the British High Commission as part of the UK Science and Innovation Network. In a short space of time, I’ve worked on topics including antimicrobial resistance, genomics, clean energy and space. I’ve attended a conference on innovation in agriculture, visited a miniature satellite, and helped […]

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8th November 2016 Canberra, Australia

Tony Brennan

by Tony Brennan

Deputy High Commissioner

Yes, Canberra

As I approach the end of my four years representing the British Government in Australia, it is time for reflection. With some diplomatic postings you are counting the days for them to end. With others, you hope they never will. This one is in the latter category. I have seen a lot of this extraordinary […]

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30th September 2016 Canberra, Australia

Ruth Wiseman

Head of Foreign & Security Policy team

Modelling a global Britain

One of my favourite parts of being a diplomat is meeting people and hearing their stories and ideas. Today I had the privilege of meeting some bright, budding diplomats visiting the British High Commission as part of the National Capital Model United Nations Conference (NCMUN). They were here to gain insights into the UK – […]

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16th September 2016 Canberra, Australia

Menna Rawlings

by Menna Rawlings

British High Commissioner to Australia

The high and lows of fast-forward diplomacy

One of the great joys of being High Commissioner to Australia is the sheer variety of what I do. I’ve learned to expect the unexpected, to travel widely and frequently, and to deal with a diverse range of issues. It’s why I love the job. The last three weeks have been a slightly extreme example […]

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1st August 2016 Canberra, Australia

Menna Rawlings

by Menna Rawlings

British High Commissioner to Australia

Race and a Fair Go

Last week, we hosted David Lammy MP on a visit to Australia. He came here as part of his review into possible racial bias against BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) people in the British criminal justice system. This work was commissioned by former PM David Cameron, and has the full endorsement of our new PM […]

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25th July 2016 Canberra, Australia

Menna Rawlings

by Menna Rawlings

British High Commissioner to Australia

One month later

If a week is a long time in politics, the last four weeks in the UK have felt like decades. In Australia, you’ve had your election and there is (finally) a winner: congratulations to Malcolm Turnbull. In the UK, our political system has convulsed on the back of the decision by the British people to […]

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We develop and sustain the important and longstanding relationship between the UK and Australia. We work on a wide range of political, commercial, security, defence, and economic matters of interest…

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