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The International Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC) acts in an advisory capacity. The Committee’s purpose is to provide support to City of Darwin’s International Relations program by sharing information, knowledge, expertise and cross-cultural links between Darwin and our International relationships and providing direction and insight regarding City of Darwin’s International Relations activity. 
The role of the International Relations Advisory Committee is to provide support to the City of Darwin International Relations strategic actions and projects. 

The key function/role of the International Relations Advisory Committee is to: 

  • Act in an advisory capacity to City of Darwin 
  • Provide recommendation to City of Darwin International Relations programs 
  • Share knowledge, information, expertise and connection to City of Darwin to achieve its strategic outcomes
  • Provide direction and insight regarding City of Darwin’s International Relations activity

Membership will be representative of Darwin key industry stakeholders, elected Aldermen and City of Darwin senior staff members. The industry representative will reflect the skills and expertise required to meet the purpose and objectives of the program.  
Members will be appointed for a two-year term being 1 July to 30 June.  

2018 – 2020 International Relations Advisory Committee Members 

Left to Right:

  • Stacey Faraway - International Director CDU
  • Cecilia Brennan - Director DFAT NT
  • Gary Haslett - City of Darwin Alderman
  • Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis
  • Mick Palmer - City of Darwin Alderman
  • Tony Miaoudis - Chair of Kalymnos Sister City Subcommittee
  • Rob Cooper - CEO Larrakia Nation
  • Lori Montgomery - Chair of Anchorage Sister City Subcommittee
  • Kate Walker - Director International Engagement NTG
  • Rick Setter - Chair of Ambon Sister City Subcommittee

Members not in the pictured are;

  • Franchesca Cubillo - Chair of Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
  • Tim Hill - Chair of Haikou Sister City Subcommittee
  • Katharine Taylor - Chair of Dili Sister City Subcommittee
  • Greg Bicknell  - Chamber of Commerce

The Sister City Subcommittees are advisory. Their purpose is to provide support to City of Darwin’s Sister City program by sharing information, knowledge, expertise and cross-cultural links between Darwin and our Sister Cities. 

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