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AUSMIN

Held regularly since 1985, the AUSMIN talks provide a valuable opportunity for Australian and U.S. officials to discuss a wide range of global, regional and bilateral issues.

Australian "United States" Ministerial Meetings

2009 — United States

  • Joint Media Availability, Washington, D.C. (9 April 2009)
  • Joint Communiqué, Washington, D.C. (9 April 2009)

2008 — Australia

  • Joint Media Availability, Canberra (23 February 2008)
  • Joint Communiqué, Canberra (23 February 2008)

2007 — no meeting held

2006 — United States

  • Joint Communiqué, Washington, D.C. (12 December 2006)
  • Joint Press Availability: Secretary of State Rice, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England, Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer and Australian Secretary of Defense Brendan Nelson, Washington, D.C. (12 December 2006)

2005 — Australia

  • AUSMIN 2005 Concludes, Adelaide (18 November 2005)
  • Joint Press Conference, Adelaide (18 November 2005)
  • Joint Communiqué, Adelaide (18 November 2005)
  • U.S., Australia Security Alliance Retools To Meet Modern Threats, Adelaide (18 November 2005)
  • U.S.–Australia Ties Could Not Be Firmer, Says Rumsfeld, Washington, D.C. (16 November 2005)

2004 — United States

  • Joint Communiqué, Washington, D.C. (7 July 2004)
  • Joint Press Availability, Washington, D.C. (7 July 2004)
  • U.S. & Australia sign missile defense agreement, Washington, D.C. (7 July 2004)

2003 — no meeting held

2002 — United States

  • Joint Communiqué, Washington, D.C. (30 October 2002)
  • Joint Press Availability, Washington, D.C. (29 October 2002)

2001 — Australia

  • Joint Communiqué, Canberra (30 July 2001)
  • Transcript: Joint Press Conference, Parliament House, Canberra (30 July 2001)
  • Transcript: Press Conference by Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, Briefing en route to Canberra (29 July 2001)
  • Transcript: Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld Media Roundtable, Canberra (29 July 2001)

2000 — no meeting held 

1999 — United States

1998 — Australia

1996 — Australia

1995 — United States

1992 — United States

1990 — United States

AUSMIN Archives

  • The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade also maintains an AUSMIN website with archival information.

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