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Ambassador of Australia to Brazil 

Mr Kane is a career diplomat with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is currently serving as Australian Ambassador to Brazil. Previously, he was Chargé d’Affaires at the Australian Embassy in Madrid (2017-18); Ambassador of Australia to Chile, concurrently to Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela (2012-17); Political Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Washington D.C. (2005-08); Second, later First, Secretary at the Australian Embassy in Mexico City (1998-2001); and Third, later Second, Secretary and Vice Consul at the Australian Embassy in Santiago de Chile (1992-95).

In Canberra, amongst other positions, Mr Kane has served as Director, Staffing Operations Section (2010-12); Director, Somalia Task Force (2008-09); and Senior Adviser, International Division, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2003-04). Mr Kane was promoted to the rank of ambassador in 2012.

Mr Kane has a Master of International Relations from Deakin University (2009); a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade from the Australian National University (1992); and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Relations and History from the University of Melbourne (1990).




Public Holidays


01 January - New Year’s Day
04 March - Carnival
05 March - Carnival
19 April - Good Friday
22 April - Easter Monday
27 May - Reconciliation Day
10 June - Queen’s Birthday
07 October - Labour Day
15 November - Proclamation of the Republic
25 December - Christmas Day
26 December - Boxing Day
27 December - Additional DFAT Holiday
30 December - Additional DFAT Holiday
31 December - Additional DFAT Holiday