13 Feb 2014

Australia appoints new High Commissioner to Nauru and Samoa

6:15 pm on 13 February 2014

Australia as appointed Martin Quinn as its next High Commissioner to Nauru.

The foreign minister, Julie Bishop, says Mr Quinn has previously served as Ambassador to Afghanistan.

Ms Bishop has also announced a new High Commissioner to Samoa.

The post will be taken up by Sue Langford.

Ms Bishop says Australia enjoys strong people-to-people links with Nauru and Samoa.