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MH17 discussion with Putin `constructive`: Australian FM

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Russian President Vladimir Putin was cooperative and constructive when asked for his help in allowing investigators access to the MH17 crash site in Ukraine, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Saturday.

International Charities, Aid Agencies Locked Out of G20 Summit

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Non-government organisations and community groups fear their voices won't be heard during next month's G20 leaders summit in Brisbane because their access to the event will be much more restricted than previous meetings held in Russia and Mexico.

Australian Public Diplomacy the Real Loser in ABC Cuts

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In 2014, the trend has continued with the Federal Government eviscerating its publicly funded overseas television service, Australia Network, which targeted its broadcasts to Asia. News reports this month suggest ABC Radio & Television's news presence in New Delhi and Tokyo may be scaled back too.

National Ballet Can Bask in World Ballet Day's Success

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A milestone event in the history of the Internet took place last week and Canada’s National Ballet was right there in the thick of it. Five major international troupes digitally opened their doors to the world in a first-of-its-kind webcast called World Ballet Day.

Cutting off Australia’s International Television Arm

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What does the Australia Network’s closure and the launch of Sky News’ Australia Channel mean for Australian soft power?  Since their inception, Australia’s international media organisations have trodden a fine line between promoting Australia’s interests in the Asia Pacific region and upholding the values of the Fourth Estate which sees critical reporting of government as central to its role.

Young Malaysian Diplomats Tour Australia's Parliament House

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With the shared history of Australia and Malaysia stretching back to World War II, it is hardly coincidental that 16 young Malaysian diplomats were sent for an educational visit to Australia as they complete the last leg of their studies at the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR). Parliament House in Canberra has recently witnessed many occasions that demonstrate the close cooperation between the two nations.

Tony Abbott says Arts and Culture as Important as Sport

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Arts Minister George Brandis also attended the dinner in the Prime Minister’s private dining room at Parliament House. Mr Abbott told guests that he wanted to learn from the arts sector, and heard a discussion about its successes and challenges. The conversation included the importance of private-sector support for the arts, and the international role of arts organisations in cultural diplomacy.

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