On Wednesday I had the pleasure of talking to Year 11 and 12 students at Brisbane State High School about their futures. We discussed the opportunities available in Australian’s foreign service and the importance of being involved in work that you’re passionate about.
If you are interested in working in foreign affairs then please visit http://www.dfat.gov.au/jobs/ or if you want to volunteer as part of our aid program then visit http://www.ausaidvolunteers.gov.au/
I then answered questions from the students ranging from the impact of international economic instability on the Australian economy to global human rights challenges.
It was a great privilege to be able to spend time with these students in the heart of my Electorate.
A video of the press conference I gave at Brisbane State High School –
For a transcript of the press conference – http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/transcripts/2011/kr_tr_110720_press_conference.html