Temporarily, the embassy housed a memorial to a plane crash in Baker's Creek in Queensland, Australia. The crash, which occurred during World War 2, claimed the lives of almost everyone on board; there was one survivor. The crash was the worst aviation accident that occurred during the war, and it was one of the deadliest aviation accidents ever to occur in Australia. The memorial is now housed in Arlington, Virginia (Hefling).
In 2005, Australia and the United States entered into the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement. The agreement went into effect on January 1, and has been in effect ever since. Four years later in 2009, the FTA began promoting better cooperation between the two countries by discussing various environmental issues (Free Trade Agreements). The imports and exports that are traded as a result of the FTA must be produced or obtained in the country they are being exported from (Australia FTA Summary). For example, if the United States is exporting steel to Australia, it must be American made steel.