Asia Society Australia

Asia Society Australia is Australia’s leading national centre for engagement with the Indo-Pacific Asia, based in Sydney.  Asia Society Australia promotes greater connectivity and deeper understanding between Australia and the Indo-Pacific in the areas of business, policy, culture and education and provides a high-level and innovative platform for Australian and Asian leaders and champions of engagement to connect, exchange ideas and develop meaningful relationships. Asia Society Australia is a not-for-profit, non-governmental and non-political organisation empowered by the membership of leading Australian and regional business, education and cultural institutions. 

Asia Society Australia was launched in 1997 by then Prime Minister John Howard to broaden interest and understanding in Australia of Asian countries and their politics, business and culture. The establishment of the Asia Society Australia was led by Hugh Morgan AC (then CEO of WMC Limited) and Richard Woolcott AC (former Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) in recognition of the need to promote greater understanding about the countries, peoples and cultures of Asia and the Pacific region.

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