Australia To Develop New Foreign Policy – An Opportunity For Free Movement

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In what comes as significant news for our campaign, the Australian government has announced they are developing a foreign policy white paper, seeking to establish a new framework for international engagement over the next five to ten years.

It will be Australia’s first foreign policy white paper since 2003.

Most importantly, the Australian government are calling for public submissions to recommend what should be implemented in the next foreign policy white paper. This means all interested individuals can email the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) with their ideas, and recommend measures for the Australian government to implement over the next few years with respect to international and foreign policy.

We sincerely encourage all of our followers, who support our campaign for free movement between the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, to get in touch with the DFAT and advocate our campaign for consideration in Australia’s next foreign policy white paper.

Australia already embraces freedom of movement with New Zealand via the Trans-Tasman Travel Agreement (TTTA), and by endorsing our campaign with the Australian government, you will be actively contributing to our cause and ensuring our proposals for Canada and the United Kingdom to join the TTTA are heard.

This is a tremendous opportunity for our campaign to be acknowledged by senior foreign policy officials in the Australian government, and we encourage all of our supporters to get in touch with the DFAT via email, and engage in conversation using the Twitter hashtag #FPWHITEPAPER.

Supporters can also email the DFAT using our email template, which can be viewed and downloaded here (please remember to date and sign the email template before submission).

The Commonwealth Freedom of Movement Organisation will be dedicating the next three weeks to drafting a report and policy recommendations for the DFAT, proposing that Canada and the United Kingdom join the Trans-Tasman Travel Agreement, thereby permitting controlled freedom of movement between the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

The report will be published via the CFMO website and submitted to the DFAT for consideration.

For more information regarding the Australian government’s foreign policy white paper and the opportunity it presents for our campaign, please view the “Call for Public Submissions” guide, or email us at support@CFMO.org.