Peter Varghese

Mr Peter Varghese AO began as Chancellor of the University of Queensland on 11 July 2016. Prior to this appointment, Mr Varghese’s extensive career in public service spanned 38 years and included senior positions in foreign affairs, trade policy and intelligence. Most recently, he served as Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2012-2015). Previous senior appointments include High Commissioner to India (2009-2012), High Commissioner to Malaysia (2000-2002), Director-General of the Office of National Assessments (2004-2009), and Senior Advisor (International) to the Prime Minister of Australia (2003-2004).
Alternate Name:
Peter N. Varghese

India in APEC: views from the Indo-Pacific

The Perth USAsia Centre has commissioned this special report on India’s prospective membership of APEC. Drawing expertise from emerging and established authors from across the Indo-Pacific region, this publication provides new and informed analysis on this most important issue of regional integration.

An India economic strategy to 2035

The Australian government commissioned this report to look beyond the immediate horizon and provide a roadmap for unlocking the opportunities that will help India and Australia grow together.
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Australia and the challenges of weapons of mass destruction

Australia, like all nations, has an over-riding national interest in the development and enforcement of robust international regimes that restrict the creation, deployment and export of weapons of mass destruction. For decades, Australia has been a strong, dedicated contributor to the evolution of control regimes...