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Australia and India: The Beginning of a Serious Engagement

John McCarthy AO speaking at the AustralAsia Centre on October 28, 2009.
by Meredith Hinze
30 October 2009

MELBOURNE, October 28, 2009 - John McCarthy AO, former Australian High Commissioner to India, presented his views on the future for Australian and India relations at the Asia Foreign Policy luncheon in a joint collaboration with Asialink and Asia Society AustralAsia Center.

Having recently concluding his five-year posting as High Commissioner to India, McCarthy raised important steps towards a stronger binding relationship between Australia and India.

McCarthy has also served as Australia’s Ambassador to Japan (2001-2004), Ambassador to India (1997-2000), Ambassador to the United States (1995-97), Ambassador to Thailand (1992-94), Ambassador to Mexico (1985-87) and Ambassador to Vietnam (1981-83).

This event was supported by Australia India Business Council (AIBC), Austrade, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Vic), Department of Industry, innovation and Regional Development (DIIRD) and the Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Industry (VECCI).