Australia

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Australia re-joined COL as a major funding partner in 2011. The country was a regular contributor and a major donor to COL until 2004. The Australian government provides resources and financial support to projects around the globe through the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).

Partners


Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partners support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partners include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector. COL partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.

COL’s partners in Australia include:

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Charles Sturt University
  • James Cook University
  • The Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia

Key Contacts


COL Board of Governors

Professor Belinda Tynan
Provost
Australian Catholic University
Deputy Chair of the COL Board of Governors

 

Focal Point

Vacant
UN Political & Commonwealth Section
International Organisations Branch
Multilateral Policy Division
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Notable Mention

Ms Ali Gillies, former member of COL Board of Governors

Mr Martin Bean, CBE, COL Honorary Fellow and former member of COL Board of Governors

Prof Clifford D. Blake, AO, COL Honorary Fellow and former member of COL Board of Governors

Prof Richard Johnson, former member of COL Board of Governors

The late Professor James A. Maraj, founding COL President and CEO

Prof Som Naidu, Honorary COL Adviser

Prof Malcolm Skilbeck, member of COL’s Founding Board of Governors

Prof James Taylor, COL Honorary Fellow

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