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RG Casey Building

Barton, Australian Capital Territory 0221

Australia

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Employment History

One Just World

Special Coordinator

RAMSI's GBR

RAMSI Special Coordinator

University of the South Pacific

RAMSI Special Coordinator

Pacific Islands Development Forum

High Commissioner

Australian Embassy

Deputy

AusAID

High Commissioner

Australia

Affiliations

High Commissioner
The Australian

Representative
SRSG

Advisory Board, The Minister of Justice
Courts

Secretary
Australian High Commission

Secretary
Australian High Commission

Education

Bachelor of Arts ( Honours ) degree

Sydney University

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A head and shoulders shot of ...

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A head and shoulders shot of James Batley, who joined AusAID as Deputy Director General of the Asia, Pacific and Program Enabling Group and the agency's Executive Committee in February 2011. James Batley joined AusAID as Deputy Director General of the Asia, Pacific and Program Enabling Group and the agency's Executive Committee in February 2011. Before joining AusAID, James headed the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (external website)'s Consular, Public Diplomacy and Parliamentary Affairs Division.

James joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1984 and early in his career served in Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. From 1997 to 1999 he was Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, concurrently serving terms in 1997 as Deputy Leader of the regional Truce Monitoring Group in Bougainville and in 1998 as Chief Negotiator of the Group's successor, the Peace Monitoring Group.
From 1999 to 2002 James served as Australia's senior diplomatic representative in Dili, East Timor, and was appointed Australia's first Ambassador to East Timor at independence in May 2002. In 2004 James was appointed Special Coordinator of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands, a position he held until 2006. From early 2007 to late 2009 he served as Australia's High Commissioner to Fiji, with concurrent accreditation to Tuvalu and Nauru, and as Permanent Representative to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.
James also held a range of senior positions with the department in Canberra. He was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2002.


A portrait head shot of AusAID ...

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A portrait head shot of AusAID Deputy Director General James Batley, with a view of Canberra in the window background.

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As Deputy Director General of the Country Programs Group, James Batley's responsibilities include the agency's Pacific, East Asia, Africa and community programs.


High Commissioner to Fiji

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Mr James Batley

High Commissioner to Fiji
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Mr Batley is a career foreign service officer who joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1984. He was most recently Special Coordinator to Solomon Islands, a position he held from August 2004 until November 2006.
In Australia, Mr Batley served in the South Pacific Bilateral Section (1988-89), Director, Papua New Guinea Section (1994) and, as Assistant Secretary, Mainland South-East Asia and South Asia Branch (2002-2004).
Overseas, Mr Batley has served as Third Secretary, Australian High Commission, Port Vila (1985-88), First Secretary, Australian High Commission, Port Moresby (1990-93), Counsellor, Australian Embassy, Jakarta (1995-97) and as High Commissioner to Solomon Islands (1997-99), concurrently serving as Deputy Leader of the Truce Monitoring Group, Bougainville and Chief Negotiator of the Peace Monitoring Group, Bougainville. From 1999-2002 Mr Batley served as Australia's senior diplomatic representative in Dili, East Timor, and was appointed Australia's first Ambassador to East Timor at independence in May 2002.
Mr Batley was born in Sydney in 1958 and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Sydney University.


One should be mindful of what ...

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One should be mindful of what the former Ramsi Special Coordinator, James Batley, was reported to have said in March 2006 when addressing a public forum in Auki. He was quoted in the Solomon Star newspaper of having told his audience of local chiefs, "That during the visit of the Eminent Persons Group from the South Pacific Forum last year (2005) similar calls were made as part of the group's recommendations (to investigate the root causes of the ethnic tension and find the "big fish"), however its unclear whether the enquiry was set (will be established, my words) because of its likely implications should the investigation is carried out."


One Just World - James Batley

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James Batley James Batley joined AusAID in February 2011 as Deputy Director-General of the Asia Pacific and Program Enabling Group. Mr Batley has extensive experience working in the Pacific, having held positions in Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Indonesia. He was also Australia High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Deputy Leader of the regional Truce Monitoring Group (TMG) in Bougainville and Chief Negotiator of the TMG's successor, the Peace Monitoring Group. Mr Batley also served as Australia's senior diplomatic representative in Dili, East Timor, and was appointed Australian Ambassador to East Timor. Following this, Mr Batley was Australia's High Commissioner to Fiji. Mr Batley has held a range of positions in Canberra, most recently as First Assistant Secretary of the Consular, Public Diplomacy and Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2002.

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