This learning sequence looks at the connections between Australian companies and organisations, and countries in the Asia region. Students will explore why Australia trades and connects with Asia and what skills Australians require to work effectively with their counterparts. Major population concentrations are marked in red on this map of Asia.
The Asia region exerts enormous influence globally and in Australia. It will soon also be both the largest producer and consumer of goods and services in the world. The economic importance of successful Australian engagement with Asia is undeniable.
To help Australians avoid difficulties overseas, we maintain travel advisories for more than destinations. The Australian Passport Office and its agents are committed to providing a secure, efficient and responsive passport service for Australia. Australia's bilateral engagement with the countries of Southeast Asia is strengthened by our engagement with ASEAN, the region's premier representative grouping.
There is no escaping the facts. By the same year, it is forecast that alongside the USA, four of the top five largest economies in the world will come from that almighty continent: China, India, Japan and Indonesia. Byit is distinctly probable that the combined economic output of China and India alone will surpass that of Europe and the USA — and all of the advanced G7 industrial economies by
Updated June 23, This year marks years since the first Chinese migrant arrived in Australia back inyet the historical connections between Chinese and Indigenous people have largely gone unrecorded. However what has been recorded and remembered reveals a longstanding place for Chinese migrants in this countryforged by Aboriginal people in the wake of colonial persecution.
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Australian businesses have new opportunities to boost exports and break into key Asian markets with the implementation of landmark free trade agreements with Japan and South Korea. Australian consumers will also benefit from better priced manufactured goods including cheaper cars and electrical appliances. Resource companies such as Woodside, Mitsui and Co, MMG, Centennial Coal, and Newmont Mining have shown strong support for the agreements, highlighting the enormous potential for increased investment.
With so much talk about Australia preparing itself culturally and socially to engage with Asia, we seem to have forgotten that our experience with Asia can be traced back before Federation. Thousands of people and families from across the Asian continent have made and called Australia home since the early days. Migrants from Asia made their way to Australia in many forms, from labourers, tradesman and refugees back in the 19th and 20th centuries to students and business investors in the modern day. The Chinese became one of the earliest migrants from Asia to settle permanently in Australia.
Australia—China relationsoften known as the Sino—Australian relationsrefers to the relations between the Commonwealth of Australia and China. The first Chinese consulate in Australia was established inand diplomatic relations were established in Australia continued to recognise the Republic of China government after it lost the Chinese Civil War and retreated to Taiwan inbut switched recognition to the People's Republic of China on 21 December