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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

(DFAT)
Foreign Affairs and Trade
The department's role is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves working to strengthen Australia's security; enhancing Australia's prosperity; delivering an effective and high quality aid programme; and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas. The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the government. We work with other government agencies to ensure that Australia's pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively.
Appropriations 6639322000
Departmental expenses 2145461000
Average staffing level 6103

Sections

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification

    GGS

  • Established By / Under

    Constitution and Administrative Arrangement Orders

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    GGS

  • Materiality

    Material

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Department

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Creation Date

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