Steven J. Robinson
Steven J. Robinson
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Friendship Day 2022: Let’s skip to the good part
by Steven J. Robinson - May 19, 2022 - 12:00am
Over the course of my time as the Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, I have witnessed how strong bonds of friendship matter most during challenging circumstances.
Investing in the Philippines’ marine environment
by Steven J. Robinson - April 21, 2022 - 12:00am
As I have traveled around the Philippines, from Palawan to Bohol to Surigao, I have seen the magnificent beauty of Philippine seas firsthand.
Women mean business
by Steven J. Robinson - March 24, 2022 - 12:00am
Over the past three years in my role as Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, I have been fortunate to visit 50 of the Philippines’ 81 provinces.
Western Mindanao: A region transformed
by Steven J. Robinson - February 27, 2022 - 12:00am
I’ve had the pleasure of spending the past two weeks traveling around Mindanao to Cotabato City, to Zamboanga City and to Basilan.
Australia Day 2022: Cheers to the year ahead!
by Steven J. Robinson - January 27, 2022 - 12:00am
On Jan. 26, we would normally gather with friends and family around a barbecue to commemorate Australia Day.
Spreading the spirit of bayanihan this Christmas
by Steven J. Robinson - December 23, 2021 - 12:00am
In my Christmas message last year, I ended with a wish that 2021 would bring hope and that we could put the worst of the trials of 2020 behind us.
Bayanihan into the future
by Steven J. Robinson - November 25, 2021 - 12:00am
As I travel around the country, I already see Christmas displays, which means that another year is coming to an end.
Mateship and Bayanihan: In pursuit of peace
by Steven J. Robinson - October 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Regular readers of this column will know that this year Australia and the Philippines are celebrating 75 years of formal relations – significant not just due to the number, but because of all we have done together...
Peacebuilding does not stop for the pandemic
by Steven J. Robinson - September 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Like everyone else in the Philippines, I spent a good proportion of 2020 at home, committed to keeping everyone safe from the virus but also keen to get out of the house.
Charting our future together: Australia-Philippine relations
by Steven J. Robinson - August 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Australia places great importance on our longstanding bilateral relationship with the Philippines. It was important to both our countries that amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia and the Philippines...
Partnerships for recovery: Bayanihan in Action
by Steven J. Robinson - July 8, 2021 - 12:00am
This week, Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, the Hon Senator Zed Seselja, is visiting the Philippines as part of his first official visit to the region to build engagement...
Celebrating 75 years of friendship
by Steven J. Robinson - May 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Seventy-five years ago this week, on May 22, 1946, Australia opened its first consulate-general in Manila.
Taking action on conservation and climate
by Steven J. Robinson - April 22, 2021 - 12:00am
I am in Bukidnon this Earth Day to release a rescued and rehabilitated Philippine Eagle back to its forest home.
Building back better – for women and with women
by Steven J. Robinson - March 25, 2021 - 12:00am
In the past year, we have seen how the Philippines and the rest of the world experienced the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keeping children safe in the ‘new normal’
by Steven J. Robinson - February 25, 2021 - 12:00am
More than a year ago I wrote about the need to work together to protect children from harm and predators lurking on the internet.
Celebrating Australia Day 2021
by Steven J. Robinson - January 26, 2021 - 12:00am
Usually at this point in January, I would be preparing to host a large Australia Day event.
The Year for mateship and bayanihan
by Steven J. Robinson - December 17, 2020 - 12:00am
In my Christmas message last year, I ended the article wishing everyone the best of the Festive Season and a Happy New Year – “I hope it’s a good one!” quoting John Lennon.
Australia investing in partnerships in Southeast Asia
by Steven J. Robinson - November 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The hallmarks of a good friendship are trust, openness, respect and a willingness to support each other through both good and challenging times.
Australia is proud to support Filipino teachers
by Steven J. Robinson - October 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Having been Ambassador to the Philippines for almost two years now, I have had the privilege of visiting 13 of the country’s 18 regions.
Mindanaoans getting on with the job despite COVID-19
by Steven J. Robinson - September 17, 2020 - 12:00am
No matter where you are in the Philippines – or the world, for that matter – the impacts of COVID-19 have spread far beyond the illness itself.
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