Foreign Minister Hosts Roundtable Discussions In Sydney, NSW


On 10 February, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, chaired a roundtable in Sydney with leaders from business, academia, think tanks and civil society organisations.

Participants discussed the international environment, the challenges and opportunities of rapid technological change, the rise and dangers of protectionist sentiment, and interplay between Australia's values, interests and international policy priorities.

The Minister reiterated the importance of ensuring the White Paper is informed by the best possible advice outside of government, and encouraged all participants and their organisations to offer a written contribution through the public submissions process.