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17 Dec 2018

At a time of increased protectionism undermining the global economic system, the existence of APEC and similar organisations is vital to the survival of an integrated political and economic system.


26 Nov 2018

Despite APEC Leaders being unable to reach consensus on the joint communique, the members of the APEC Business Advisory Council used their final meeting for 2018 to highlight their continued strong and unanimous support for the global rules-based trading system and the continued vision of achieving a Free-Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific .

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12 Nov 2018

The Australian APEC Study Centre at RMIT University will host an invite-only workshop on Understanding Child Labour in Agriculture on 8th – 9th April 2019. To be selected to attend, please submit an abstract for a paper for presentation at the workshop. Only successful paper authors will be invited to attend the workshop.


31 Oct 2018

The Australian APEC Study Centre and the Foundation for Development Cooperation signed a Memorandum of Understanding, strengthening  collaboration between the two organisations.

Senator the Hon. Penny Wong, Shadow Mini

30 Oct 2018

Senator the Hon. Penny Wong, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, delivered the 2018 Australian APEC Study Centre’s Lecture.

RMIT University has today announced the appointment of the Hon Dr Craig Emerson to Director of the Australian APEC Study Centre (AASC).

25 March 2019

Launch of new offices for PNG APEC Study Centre

9 Oct 2018

The Australian APEC Study Centre attended the opening of the PNG APEC Study Centre's new offices in Port Moresby, supporting our partner and colleagues.

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10 Sep 2018

Senior Government Officials from the 21 APEC member economies were recently in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea for the Third Senior Officials Meeting (SOM 3) for 2018.

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The future of the WTO
& multilateralism
in turbulent times

15 Aug 2018

Is this the beginning of the end of multilateralism?

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Nurturing innovation in
entrepreneurs from
Papua New Guinea

15 Aug 2018

Six innovative & dynamic entrepreneurs

from Papua New Guinea were chosen to attend the Entrepreneurial

Bootcamp on 5 to 10 July 2018 at RMIT, Australia.

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APEC Business Leaders
meet to discuss
building a sustainable
& inclusive future

7 Aug 2018

On 24 June, senior business leaders met in Kuala Lumpur

to discuss how the Asia-Pacific region can continue to grow

in an uncertain trade & economic environment.

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Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship 2018 participants announced

1 Aug 2018

The Australian APEC Study Centre today announced the 11 successful participants for the Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship 2018.

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AASC launches educational
animation series focused 
on global trade

28 May 2018

The Australian APEC Study Centre launches new educational animation series focused on global trade issues.


05 Dec 17

RMIT’s APEC Study Centre
partners with PNG’s new
APEC Study Centre

The Australian APEC Study Centre (AASC) has partnered with the newly established Papua New Guinea APEC Study Centre (PNG ASC) to provide technical support & advice.


15 Nov 2017

Peru & Australia sign
Free Trade Agreement
at APEC Summit

The Australian Government and Peruvian Government signed the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) at the 2017 APEC Summit 


14 Nov 2017

RMIT students impress
global business leaders
in Vietnam

On 5 November, a group of RMIT students presented findings from their research on Digital Entrepreneurship to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) in Da Nang, Vietnam.

On 11 November 2017, 21 APEC economy leaders met for the annual APEC Summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, to once again discuss ideas & work towards collaborative & inclusive growth in the region.

12 Nov 2017

RMIT on the ground at
APEC Leaders’ Summit
in Da Nang

A recently completed project undertaken by RMIT MBA students has examined how digital entrepreneurship skills are vital for business owners in the APEC region & the wider economy.

01 Nov 2017

RMIT students present
Digital Entrepreneurship
report on the world stage

Australia & Indonesia have committed to completing the Indonesia Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership by the end of 2017.

01 Nov 2017

Australia & Indonesia
commit to ongoing
economic partnership
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Acknowledgement of country  
The AASC at RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present.  
The AASC would also like to acknowledge and extend our respects to the Indigenous people from across the lands we work, particularly the 21 economies of the Asia Pacific.  
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