Australian High Commission
Malaysia

2017 Media Statements

2017

Australia Group’s fight against Chemical and Biological Weapons

 25 June 2017: The Australian Government is calling on the international community to take a tougher stance against chemical and biological weapons following a re-emergence of their usage. Read more...

Supporting Disaster Preparedness and Response in Our Region

16 June 2017: Today I announce a new partnership with six Australian NGOs to help reduce the impact of disasters and humanitarian crises, particularly in the Pacific. Read more...

Prime Minister Turnbull's keynote address at the Shangri-La Dialogue

2 June 2017: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke about cooperation and strategic stability at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue.  He said maintaining the rule of law in our region and respecting the sovereignty of nations large and small were key to continued peace and stability.  Read more…

Australia Committed to Paris Agreement on Climate Change

2 June 2017: The Turnbull Government today reaffirms Australia's strong commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol. Read more...

Launch of Australian Food Trail

2 May 2017: The Australian Food Trail, a month long campaign organised by the Australian High Commission, Malaysia, celebrates Australia’s exciting, creative and multicultural food scene as well as the strong people-to-people links between Australia and Malaysia. Read more...

Humanitarian Assistance to Yemen

24 April 2017: Today I announce that the Australian Government will provide a package of assistance to address the immediate needs of the people of Yemen. Read more...

Australia and Malaysia celebrate 25 years of Joint Defence Program

27 February 2017: The Australian High Commission hosted a reception on 23 February to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Malaysia-Australia Joint Defence Program (MAJDP). Read more...

Australia and Malaysia sign MOU on Sports Cooperation

23 February 2017: Australia and Malaysia signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Sport Cooperation. Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, H.E. Mr Rod Smith, PSM and Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports Secretary-General, Dato’Lokman Ali Hakim signed the MOU at the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports. Minister of Youth and Sports, Brigadier General H.E. Khairy Jamaluddin witnessed the signing. Read more...

Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program

17 February 2017: Today I announce the selection of 15 social entrepreneurs from across our region for the Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program (A2ELP), to be held in Melbourne and Sydney in March. Read more...

Ensure you have the right visa to travel to Australia

14 February 2017: The Australian High Commission reminds Malaysians planning to work in Australia to ensure they have the correct visa before they travel. Read more...

Improving oversight and conditions in detention

9 February 2017: The Government announced its intention to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) by December 2017. Read more…

US – Australia Dialogue on Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

26 January 2017: Speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP on US and Australia’s cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, where she emphasised the importance of ongoing US engagement in the region and the importance of ASEAN to our efforts. Read more…

Australia Day 2017

26 January 2017: The Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur commemorated Australia Day on 24 January with a stylish reception celebrating Australia’s renowned active lifestyle and the strength and depth of the Australia-Malaysia bilateral relationship, which will enter its 62nd year in 2017. Read more...

The Importance of Asia in the 21st Century

23 January 2017: Speech by Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, on the importance of trade liberalisation to our interests in the region, at the Australia America Association, New York. Read more…