The Hon. Alexander Downer, MP


Media Release

FA113 - 20 August 2002

Diplomatic Appointment: Consul-General to Bali

I have today announced the appointment of Mr Brent Hall as Australia's Consul-General to Bali.

Mr Hall will replace Mr Ross Tysoe who has been Consul-General since January 2001. He is expected to take up his appointment in January 2003.

Australia has long enjoyed close links with Bali. More than 250,000 Australians visit Indonesia for tourism and cultural purposes each year and the majority of them visit Bali. This makes Bali one of the most popular destinations for Australian travellers.

Australia also has good trade and investment links with Bali that provide benefits for both countries. The upgrading of the Consul position to Consul-General reflects the growing importance of Bali in Australia's broader relations with Indonesia.

Mr Hall is a senior career officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and most recently served as State Director in the Department's Regional Office in Brisbane.  Overseas, he served as Second Secretary, Fiji (1989-1993), and First Secretary, Turkey (1997-2000).  Mr Hall has also completed a number of short-term missions including Bougainville, Honiara and Vientiane.

In Canberra, Mr Hall has held a range of positions including Executive Officer, Consular Policy Section (1996-97), Desk Officer, Evaluation and Audit Section (1993-95), and Senior Training Officer (1987-88).

Educated at the University of New England and the University of Canberra, Mr Hall holds a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Diploma in Education.

Media inquiries: Chris Kenny (Ministerial) +61 02 6277 7500 / Julie McDonald (Departmental) +61 02 6261 1555


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