ACYD welcomes the Department of Defence as Fellow Partners to this year's dialogue. The Department of Defence serves the Government and is accountable to the Commonwealth Parliament which represents the Australian people to efficiently and effectively carry out the Government's defence policy.
The Australian Ambassador represents the Australian Government in China.
The present Ambassador to China is Ms Frances Adamson. Ms Adamson took up her appointment in August 2011.
For more information, see china.embassy.gov.au/bjng/home.html
Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is an Australian public research university located in Melbourne, Victoria that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, learning and teaching and engagement. It is Australia's second oldest university and the oldest in Victoria. Times Higher Education ranks Melbourne as 34th in the world. Melbourne's main campus is located in Parkville, an inner suburb north of the Melbourne central business district, with several other campuses located across Victoria. Melbourne is a sandstone university and a member of the Group of Eight, Universitas 21 and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from Melbourne. Seven Nobel laureates have been students or faculty, the most of any Australian university.
For more information, see: www.unimelb.edu.au