Alexander Downer


Should Australia think big or small in foreign policy?

In this lecture the Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer addressed the key choices facing Australia in the world today, and stressed that continued success in responding to the opportunities of globalisation will depend on an ambitious, energetic and far-reaching foreign policy agenda.

EU enlargement: meeting the challenges of the global security and trade environment

In this paper, an opening address to the EU enlargement conference in Canbera, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer discusses the opportunity that the imminent expansion of the EU offers for tackling global security and trade challenges.