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.
Type of Body
D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation
Established By / Under
Max No. of Board/Committee Members
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
7 May 1992
Current board appointments
|Position||Appointee||Start Date||End Date|
|Chair||Mr. Peter Coleman||11 December 2019||10 December 2024|
|Member||Dr. Naomi Mathers||24 November 2018||23 November 2021|
|Member||Mr. Chris Raciti||1 August 2018||31 July 2021|
|Member||Ms. Jacinta Thompson||1 August 2018||31 July 2021|
|Member||Ms. Georgina Carnegie||1 May 2018||30 April 2021|
|Member||Associate Professor Dr. Ruth Barraclough||1 August 2018||31 July 2021|