Australian Office in Taipei
President International Tower
|Formed||1981 (as Australian Commerce and Industry Office)|
2012 (as Australian Office in Taipei)
|Headquarters||Xinyi, Taipei, Taiwan|
|Website||Australian Office Taipei|
The Australian Office in Taipei (Chinese: 澳洲辦事處; pinyin: Àozhōu Bànshì Chù) represents Australian interests in Taiwan in the absence of formal diplomatic relations, functioning as a de facto embassy. The Office is headed by a Representative, currently Gary Cowan.
Before 1972, Australia recognised Taiwan as the "Republic of China", and had an embassy in Taipei, opened in 1966. In 1972, diplomatic relations were ended following the decision of the government of Gough Whitlam to recognise the People's Republic of China.
An unofficial organisation known as the Australia-Free China Society, established an office in 1974 to provide services for Australians visiting Taiwan, headed by Lu Chen-kai, Secretary-General of the Sino-Australian Cultural and Economic Association in Taipei. In Australia, New South Wales MP Douglas Darby, President of the Australia-Free China Society, represented Taiwan in Australia.
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- The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate: 1962-1983, Ann Millar, UNSW Press, 2000, page 244
- Australian office renamed, Taipei Times, May 30, 2012
- "Representative, Australian Office, Taipei Ms Catherine Raper". Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
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- Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia
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- Cross-strait stability vital to Australia, envoy says,Taipei Times, January 31, 2006
- Australia praises Ma for avoiding dollar diplomacy, Taipei Times, October 27, 2008
- Interview with Kevin Magee, seasoned Australian diplomat, Radio Taiwan International, August 17, 2014