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1 Australia’s relationship with the European Union: Key resources and research methodologies Nina Markovic (ANUCES) Presented by Ms Nina Markovic

2 Presentation’s objectives: learning about… -Images of the EU in Australia -Historical dimension of Australia-EU relations (govt, parliament, state/federal, community links) -Sources for finding information (Wiki as a False friend): Parlinfo, Trove (NLA), EU and govt websites -EU lingo: get familiar with it! -Enrich your libraries: ask the European delegation and/or embassies for resources and suggestions!

3 EU IMAGES IN AUSTRALIA Useful resource: EU Perceptions in the Asia-Pacific region:

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6 Institutionalisation of relations under the Hawke/Keating governments  Agreement between Australia and the European Community on cheese (1984)  EU-Australia High Level Group on Energy (1991)  Exchange of Letters for future cooperation on environmental matters (1991)  Australia-EU Joint Group on Industrial Cooperation (1992)  Commitment on Coal negotiated between the EC and Australia in the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations (1993)  Framework Partnership Agreement with Care Australia (1994)  EU-Australia Wine Agreement (1994)  EU-Australia Science and Technology Agreement (1994)

7 AUSTRALIA AND THE EU: KEY AREAS OF DIALOGUE Security and Strategic Issues Counter terrorism Intelligence sharing (limited in scope) Non-proliferation and export controls Education, Research, Science and Technology Erasmus Mundus exchanges of researchers and students FEAST programs EU’s Framework Program Individual countries and EU supporting such projects Trade For Australia, the EU is a significant trading partner Regional and global implications of post-Lisbon EU Investment treaty flagged Environment Climate Change Carbon market linkage Technology development Differences and similarities in approaches Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) cooperation Growing dialogue area for the Asia Pacific region and Africa Delegated ODA arrangement: South West Pacific and Africa Dialogue includes NZ on some issues (regional dimension) Global poverty eradication priorities Aviation and infrastructure -Joint projects -Aviation markets (some progress)

8 CURRENT TRENDS  Australia acquiring experience and institutional, procedural, diplomatic tools to deal with EU  Shared values & global goals (human rights, trade liberalisation, liberal democracy, counter-terrorism)  Australia will continue to pursue an independent foreign policy with cooperation on aid and civil emergencies  More than trade engagement? Strategic partnership ?

9 QUIZ  When was Australia’s first Ambassador sent to the EC? (DFAT, EU delegation website, Parlinfo, Trove)  When did EC open a mission in Canberra? (EEAS website)  How many agreements do we have with the EU? (Eurlex)  What do we export to the EU? (DFAT/AusTrade)  How many Europeans live in Australia? (ABS) Useful resource for further research: Library/pubs/BN/ /EUAustUpdate

10 QUESTIONS?


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