“Australia enjoys a vibrant partnership with Malaysia, a country with which we have shared values and interests. Australia now will showcase contemporary Australia as a creative and innovative partner, and strengthen our economic collaboration.”
Building relationships for the future
Australia now will engage Malaysian and Australian communities to explore issues of international significance. It will create new opportunities for cooperation and partnership between Australia and Malaysia.
Partners from government, business, education, science, research and cultural organisations will join us to build these relationships.
Trade, commerce and diplomacy
Australia and Malaysia collaborate across all aspects of society, community and government, and in 2020, we celebrate 65 years of Australia’s diplomatic presence in Malaysia.
We have a mature and substantial trade and investment relationship, with hundreds of Australian companies operating in Malaysia across a broad range of sectors.
People-to-people, cultural and historical links
Australia and Malaysia share deep historical ties, a vibrant tradition of artistic and cultural exchange, and proudly celebrate our Indigenous people and culture.
Past Australia now programs
Australia now ASEAN
Australia now ASEAN 2019 built upon the deep and long-standing ties between Australia and ASEAN member countries. 2019’s program focussed on engaging and celebrating the vitality, diversity and capability of youth across Southeast Asia. We were honoured that the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) hosted in 2019.
Australia now Japan
Australia now Japan celebrated Australian innovation, creativity and lifestyle in Japan from April to November 2018. Recognising our strong ties and people-to-people links, Australia now promoted Australia’s creative excellence, diversity and innovation and strengthened networks and collaboration.
Australia now Germany
Delivering Australia now in Germany laid the foundations for the stronger bilateral relations and responded to recommendations of the Australia-Germany Advisory Group to enhance science and sporting links, build on current platforms and take bilateral cultural exchange to the next level.
Australia now Brazil
Australia now 2016 was the most important cultural initiative Australia has held in South America. Strategically staged from April to June 2016, in the lead up to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympics, Australia now was a major cultural festival with multiple events across 11 cities. In all, 120 Australian artists participated in Brazil. Over 300,000 Brazilians experienced more than 100 events.
Australia now Turkey
Australia now 2015 took place during the ANZAC centenary year and provided a strong counterpoint to the centenary’s historical focus. The program featured a range of art forms with strong popular appeal and a contemporary edge to reach target audiences and cut through the crowded cultural and media environment in Turkey. Interest levels amongst Turkish audiences were significant. The festival provided an opportunity to build links between Australian and Turkish cultural institutions, galleries, universities, music venues and performing artists.
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