Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) Meeting
The third Australian African dialogue facilitated by Australian Strategic Policy Unit (ASPI) and The Brenthurst Foundation was hosted in Zambia early September, I attended this meeting together with some 30 plus Australian and African delegates.
Established by the Australian Government, ASPI is a leading Australian think tank in the fields of strategy, defence and security affairs, while The Brenthurst Foundation formulates new ideas and innovative actions for strengthening Africa’s economic performance.
The topic for discussion was: “Enhancing the Relevance of Regional Bodies: Co-operating to build Peace, Security and Prosperity”.
The plethora of multilateral and regional bodies and the role they play in improving the lives of citizens and assisting the conduct of private business was central to discussions, while the opportunities and constraints that exist in engaging regional organisations in the context of Australia’s engagement with Africa.
A document will be published reflecting the discussion and including recommendations.
International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) Member Meeting
AAMIG is an Associate member of ICMM. I will be attending the biannual member meeting which will be held in London from 8th to 17th October 2015. Membership provides AAMIG members with the opportunity to provide feedback into key issues and also benefit from projects and experiences effecting the industry globally.
ICMM was established in 2001 to represent the world’s leading companies in the mining and metals industry, to strengthen its members’ contribution to sustainable development, and to act as a catalyst for performance improvement in the industry. ICMM’s operating environment has evolved significantly as people, technology, host communities, civil society, governments, the regulatory systems and the mining and the metals industry itself has evolved.
ICMM’s success has been dependent on the participation of its member companies and associations. Today, over 300 member representatives play an active role in the development, implementation and evaluation of ICMM’s work.
The Australian Federal Senate is currently undertaking an inquiry into the enforcement of Australia's anti-bribery laws and the treatment of facilitation payments under Australian law. AAMIG has provided a submission to the committee. This can be accessed by members through the AAMIG website. Please click here
to access the Terms of reference for the Committee.
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Africa Australia Discussion Paper
AAMIG is working with Australian universities, other industry bodies, community and Africa diaspora groups to pull together a discussion paper which will assist in forming policy ideas on Australia’s strategic relationship with Africa over the next decade and a half, 2015 – 2030. AAMIG will invite members to contribute submissions to the document over the coming months.
AAMIG Events 2016
AAMIG has a full calendar of events planned for the remainder of 2015, please see our website for event details. We are now filling our calendar for 2016, if you wish to present or are interested in sponsoring and hosting an event during next year please get in touch with the AAMIG team.
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