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Jane Duke

  • Australian Consul General to Los Angeles

  • Australia’s Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Australia's Partnerships in the Indo-Pacific

With China’s increasing military, economic, cyber and technology capabilities in the Indo-Pacific, Australia’s strategic partnerships are essential to maintaining the regional balance of power and ensuring peace and prosperity in the region. Australian Consul General to Los Angeles, Ambassador Jane Duke will discuss the role that Australia’s partnerships - the US-Australia alliance, AUKUS, the Quad, the Australia-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, the ASEAN-Australia Comprehensive Partnership - play in supporting an open, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific.

Ms Duke was appointed Australian Consul-General Los Angeles in August 2020. Ms Duke is an experienced senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). She was most recently Australia’s Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Jakarta, Indonesia, and has served overseas as Deputy High Commissioner, Malaysia, and as Counsellor (Immigration) at Australia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva.

Ms Duke holds a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) degree and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the Australian National University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Technology Sydney. 

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