International Affairs

Canada ends the Designated Country of Origin practice

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May 17, 2019—Ottawa, ON—The Government of Canada is committed to a well-managed asylum system that’s fair, fast and final. Effective today, Canada is removing all countries from the designated country of origin (DCO) list, which effectively suspends the DCO policy, introduced in 2012, until it can be repealed through future legislative changes….

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First Maritime Exercise conducted by Australian, French, Japanese and US ships in the Indian Ocean

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Naval vessels from Australia, France, Japan and the United States are set to commence the first iteration of the French-led maritime exercise La Perouse in the Indian Ocean. Exercise La Perouse will consist of two Royal Australian Navy units, the helicopter frigate HMAS Toowoomba and the submarine HMAS Collins, along with vessels from France, Japan and the United States.  …

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