Foreign Minister Hosts Roundtable Discussions In Perth, WA


On 3 February, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, chaired a roundtable of Perth-based leaders of business, academia and non-government organisations.

Leading the discussion across a diverse range of trade, foreign policy, development and security issues, participants offered their views on Australian foreign policy and key priorities for the country into the future.

Topics included the Indo-Pacific region, the free trade agenda, Australia-US relations, the importance of education exports, the link between domestic and foreign policy, and soft power.

The Minister encouraged written contributions to the public submissions process to help inform the development of the White Paper.