Documents on Australian Foreign Policy

Documents on Australian Foreign Policy is a project supported by successive governments since 1971 to document the evolution of Australia's external relations. The content of volumes in the series is scrutinised by a Committee of Final Review comprising the Minister for Foreign Affairs and delegates of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. An Editorial Advisory Board, comprising eminent scholars and distinguished former public servants, together with representatives of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition in attendance, advises the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Founding year: 
1971

Editions

Documents on Australian Foreign Policy 1937–1949

Chronological scope: 

1937-1949

Project start: 
1971
Status: 
finished
Edited volumes: 
  • Volume I - 1937-1938 - Released 1975
  • Volume II - 1939 - Released 1976
  • Volume III - January - June 1979
  • Volume IV - July 1940 - June 1941 - Released 1980
  • Volume V - July 1941 - June 1942 - Released 1982
  • Volume VI - July 1942 - December 1943 - Released 1983
  • Volume VII - 1944 - Released 1988
  • Volume VIII - 1945 - Released 1989
  • Volume IX* - January – June 1946 - Released 1991
  • Volume X* - July – December 1946 - Released 1993
  • Volume XI* - 1947 Australia and Indonesia's Independence - Released 1994
  • Volume XII* - 1947 Australia and the Post War World - Released 1995 - Purchase
  • Volume XIII* - 1948 Indonesia: The Renville Agreement - Released 1996 - Purchase
  • Volume XIV* - 1948-1949 Australia and the Post World War: The Commonwealth, Asia and the Pacific - Released 1998 - Purchase
  • Volume XV* - 1949 Indonesia: The Transfer of Sovereignty - Released 1998 - Purchase
  • Volume XVI* - 1948-1949 Australia and the Post War World:  Beyond the Region - Released 2001 - Purchase

Documents on Australian Foreign Policy – Second Series

Thematical scope: 

The second series, which is thematic rather than chronological, began in 1997 with publication of a volume of documents entitled The Australia-Japan Agreement on Commerce 1957 and continued with Australia and the Indonesian Incorporation of Portuguese Timor, 1974-1976 (2000) and The ANZUS Treaty 1951 (2001) Australia and Recognition of the People’s Republic of China, 1949-1972 and The Negotiation of the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement 1983 (2003) (to order volumes follow link hardcopy order)

Project start: 
1997
Status: 
ongoing
Last update: 2012-09-03