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Australia-Korea Foundation

Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Australia-Korea Foundation (AKF) was established to promote bilateral relations between Korea and Australia. The objectives of the Foundation are to increase public awareness of Australia in Korea and of Korea in Australia; develop partnerships in areas of shared interest in the bilateral, regional and global context; and increase Australians' capacity to effectively engage with Korea. The AKF offers annual funding rounds for Grants to organisations and individuals to support projects or activities which advance Australia's engagement with Korea, including cultural and academic pursuits, business and community exchanges, and partnerships and collaborations. The advisory body forms part of the International Relations Grants Program (IRGP). The IRGP supports the Government's foreign and trade policies and projects a positive contemporary image of Australia. IRGP grants support professional, community and institutional linkages between Australia and its partners on contemporary issues of shared interest including the arts, media, education, business, science, technology and sport.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under


  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    R G Casey Building John McEwan Crescent
    Barton ACT 0221

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Peter Coleman 11 December 2019 10 December 2024
Member Justin Hayhurst 23 June 2020 Determined by the appointer
Member Jacinta Thompson 31 July 2021 1 August 2024
Member Dr. Ruth Baraclough 1 August 2021 31 July 2024
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