In The Zone: The Blue Zone Conference 2017

In The Zone: The Blue Zone Conference 2017

in the zone: the Blue zone conference 2017 - beaumonde on the point, perth

Australia has an extensive framework for cooperation spanning political, economic, security, development, education, and people-to-people ties with our neighbouring ‘in the zone’, Indian Ocean countries. While the future of the Indo-Pacific unfolds against a maritime backdrop, we must address the issues, challenges and opportunities that face our collective nations as the maritime realm continues to shape our politics, technology and livelihoods. 

In collaboration with The University of Western Australia, the Perth USAsia Centre is pleased to announce that the 2017 In the Zone Conference – “The Blue Zone” will be held on 2nd October 2017 at the Beaumonde On The Point in Perth, Western Australia and will spark a regional discussion that aims to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG14) of seeking to ‘Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources’.

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the hon julie bishop mp - in the zone: the blue zone

'Let’s put this in context. This year alone, the Blue Economy, that is our use of the seas and oceans for sustainable economic development, is estimated to contribute up to 3 per cent to the world’s gross domestic product – or around 3 trillion dollars. It provides a primary source of protein to 13 per cent of the global population. It directly employs about 350 million people in fishing, aquaculture, tourism, research and the like.

Australia is undoubtedly a maritime nation: the largest island in the world, a continent in fact, with over 80 per cent of our population living within 50 kilometres of our vast coastline. Our Exclusive Economic Zone – our EEZ – is the third largest in the world, spanning three oceans.

By 2025, with continued strong growth in aquaculture and offshore exploration in particular, the economic contribution of Australia’s marine industries is forecast to grow to around $100 billion a year. This is double the growth rate of the broader economy.' 

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senator penny wong - in the zone: the blue zone 

'Foreign policy is a national enterprise. It involves the entire nation, and helps deliver to our citizens the benefits of living in a globalised world. Perth itself is a great symbol of Australia’s place in a globalised world. One of the most remote cities in the world, Perth remains host to many of the mining and energy companies that continue to play such a significant role in both Asia’s economic growth and our own national prosperity. Western Australia is such an important contributor to Australia’s economic strength and to its security.

So I do understand why some of you may feel that the foreign and security policy establishment on the east coast sometimes seems to overlook the fact that Australia lies between two of the world’s major oceans. It’s as though our colleagues in the east welcome the sunrise over the Pacific without remembering that the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.

Coming from Adelaide, I consider that I am able to mediate here, since we South Australians necessarily look in all directions.'


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