17 Jan 2006

Australia appoints new representative in Kiribati

8:18 am on 17 January 2006

Australia has appointed a new high commissioner to Kiribati.

Anne Quinane has worked for Australia's foreign affairs department for 30 years, and takes up the position in Tarawa in March.

Australia says it has had a long-standing and friendly relationship with Kiribati since independence in 1981.