Lisa Filipetto has been appointed Australia's new Ambassador to Cambodia, starting
in April. Filipetto has been Third Secretary in Brunei (1986-89), First Secretary
in Dublin (1991-94) and Consul-General in Ho Chi Minh City (1997-2001). She is a
graduate of the Australian National University with degrees in economic and the arts.
The announcement said Australia is playing an active role in a process of national
reconciliation and human rights in Cambodia, notably by assisting the establishment
of a Khmer Rouge Tribunal.
The two countries are working closely on combating people smuggling and trafficking,
child-sex tourism, narcotics trafficking and on issues such as counter-terrorism.