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G20 Leaders' Summit concludes
Above: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Ambassador's speech on G20
Read the speech by Ambassador Mike Rann at an event to mark the G20 Australian Presidency.
Death of former Prime Minister
Former Australian Prime Minister, the Honourable Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC, died on 21 October aged 98. Prime Minister Tony Abbott praised his contribution to Australia.
Mr Whitlam had a particular fondness for Italy and Italian culture and in 1999 was made a Grande Ufficiale in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. He also published a book entitled My Italian Notebook in 2002.
Ambassador Mike Rann’s personal reflection on Gough Whitlam.
Ambassador's Twitter Account
To receive the latest news on Australia, the Italy-Australia relationship and the work of the Embassy, follow Ambassador Mike Rann’s Twitter account @Mike_Rann.
Tribuna Economica: special on Australia
Read an interview with Ambassador Rann and learn more about Australia’s G20 presidency and the bilateral trade and investment relationship
"A Century of Sacrifice"
Read an article by Ambassador Rann, "A Century of Sacrifice", on the 100th Anniversary of the commencement of World War I.
"The Future of Global Governance - The role of MIKTA"
Read Ambassador Rann's speech at the a conference on "The Future of Global Governance - The role of MIKTA", which was held on 24 July at the International Affairs Institute (IAI) in Rome.
"This Year's G20: Getting the Fundamentals Right"
Read the address of the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland.
"The State has run out of steam, it's time for the private sector"
Read the interview with Australia's G20 special representative, Daniel Sloper, published in Il Foglio.
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