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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia): Diplomatic relations and trade relations department of the Australian government
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is the department of the Government of Australia responsible for foreign policy, foreign relations, foreign aid, consular services, and trade and investment.

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Email bungle sees DFAT share email addresses of more than 2,700 Australians stranded abroad

The government department accidentally shared the private email addresses of 2,727 Australians stranded overseas on Wednesday night.
SBS - Published

DFAT apologises for sharing 1,000 email addresses of Australians stranded abroad

The government department accidentally shared the private email addresses of some 1,000 Australians stranded overseas on Wednesday night.
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More than 18,000 Australians stranded overseas by coronavirus are still trying to return home

There remain 18,800 Australians overseas wanting to fly home but the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says the prospect of their return has become increasingly difficult.
SBS - Published

DFAT seeks 'urgent access' to Kylie Moore-Gilbert after transfer to new Iran prison

Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has issued a strong statement, calling for access to jailed university lecturer Kylie Moore-Gilbert after she was moved to a new prison in Iran.
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The Australian Government "urgently seeks access" to imprisoned academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has issued a strong statement, calling for access to university lecturer Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who is reportedly deteriorating in an Iranian jail.
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Australians divided over new China travel warnings

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has said Australians travelling to China could face arbitrary detention.
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Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert in 'good health' in Iran prison, family says

Australian university lecturer Kylie Moore-Gilbert is in good health in a Tehran prison, her family says, as DFAT said securing her freedom is a top priority.
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Kylie Moore-Gilbert: Family of Australian deny reports of suicide attempt in Iran jail

Australian university lecturer Kylie Moore-Gilbert is in good health in a Tehran prison, her family says, as DFAT said securing her freedom is a top priority.
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DFAT warns ambassador after police report a failure to self-isolate

A diplomat returning to Australia did not self-isolate, prompting the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to warn the country's ambassador in Australia.
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Coronavirus updates LIVE: DFAT urges Australians to return home, COVID-19 cases spike in Indonesia

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has urged Australians travelling overseas to return home as soon as possible as countries around the world turn to lockdowns and more drastic precautionary..
The Age - Published

COVID-19 outbreak: Government urges Australians to 'reconsider' cruise travel

Australians with health issues should "reconsider" their plans to take an overseas cruise, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says.
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Australians told to reconsider all travel to China as coronavirus spreads

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is now advising Australians to reconsider all travel to China following the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 100 people.
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Four hundred people register with DFAT to be evacuated from Wuhan to Australia as death toll mounts

About 400 people have registered with DFAT for evacuation from a region in China under lockdown as the death toll from the outbreak soared.
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DFAT receives 48,000 emergency calls as overseas trips reach all-time high

Nearly 1700 Australians died overseas last year, 1570 were arrested and nearly 400 were imprisoned in a foreign country.
The Age - Published

Rise in Australian arrests abroad: DFAT

There were more than 1500 cases of Australians being arrested or facing immigration detention overseas in 2018/19, requiring them to seek consular assistance.
SBS - Published

DFAT releases Pacific region climate plan

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has quietly released its climate change strategy which will guide Australia's efforts in Pacific region to 2025.
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West Papua, rise of China and that Trump-Morrison phone call: DFAT grilled on global challenges

The diplomatic officials leading Australia’s foreign policy agenda have navigated questions over the global diplomatic challenges circling the nation.
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Uighurs in Australia go public to pressure China to release family members

With the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirming multiple requests to visit Xinjiang have been denied, twenty-nine-year-old Sadam is concerned he may never see his wife again – and never..
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