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Tony Kevin was a professional Australian diplomat from 1968-98. He headed DFAT’s policy planning function from 1985 to 1990, under secretaries Stuart Harris, Richard Woolcott and Michael Costello. He was Australian ambassador to Poland 1991-94 and to Cambodia 1994-97. He is the author of four published books, including two on asylum-seeker rescue at sea issues, and an Emeritus Fellow at the Australian National University.


  • 1998–present
    Emeritus Fellow, ANU


  • 1967 
    Trinity College Dublin, Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Political Science)
  • 1963 
    Sydney University, Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)