Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2002
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/01/2002
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The principal international services provided to the Australian community are consular and passport services provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The department provides 24-hour consular and passport services to Australians travelling overseas and their families in Australia through its network of overseas missions and honorary consulates, a consular operations centre and consular cooperation arrangements with other countries. These services include assisting Australians who are hospitalised, imprisoned or require welfare assistance overseas; helping family members when Australian travellers die or go missing; and, when required, coordinating evacuations from international trouble spots. Consular services are now available to Australians at 160 points world-wide. Through media briefings and regularly updated travel advisories, Australian travellers are kept informed about international developments, including potential trouble spots, and the extent to which the Australian Government can assist them. The department is also responsible for implementing bilateral consular agreements with Canada and China.
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