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ANZAC Day: Traveller preparations

More than 15,000 Australians plan to attend overseas events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC Day landings at Gallipoli. I urge Australians planning to attend such events to read the ANZAC Day Smartraveller bulletins issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in conjunction with the country travel advisories. Australians travelling overseas should register their travel and contact details with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and subscribe to Smartraveller to receive travel advice and travel bulletin updates by e-mail. Travellers are encouraged to take out comprehensive travel insurance.  (more)

Click here for a list of ANZAC Day events in Washington DC and around the United States

The 2015 ANZAC Day Service in the Washington National Cathedral, Washington DC, will be streamed live via the Internet beginning at 10:30AM EDT on Saturday 25 April 2015. The transmission can be found at the following link: http://www.cathedral.org/anzac

Next steps for Australia's Ebola response

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:  I am pleased to announce that the Australian Government is able to close the Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Sierra Leone by 30 April 2015.  This decision follows a process led by the Government of Sierra Leone to rationalise and consolidate ETCs as the situation in West African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak has stabilised. I acknowledge the role played by the Governments of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea in leading the international response to the Ebola outbreak...Australia will continue to focus on building resilient health systems in our region to ensure readiness for possible future infectious disease outbreaks.  (more)

Australia to contribute to the building partner capacity mission in Iraq

The Government has confirmed that Australia will commit a military force to the international Building Partner Capacity (BPC) training mission in Iraq.  The force will involve about 300 ADF personnel, drawn largely from the Army’s 7th Brigade, based in Brisbane. They will work as part of a combined Task Group alongside about 100 personnel from the New Zealand Defence Force.  The mission of the Australian and New Zealand trainers will be to help the Iraqi Government to prepare sufficient forces to maintain the momentum of the counter-attack against ISIL, or Daesh, and regain control of its territory. (more)

Building sports partnerships in the Pacific

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop: Today I announce the Australian Government’s continued support for the National Rugby League (NRL) to expand its successful sports program across the Pacific. Fiji, Samoa and Tonga will be part of the NRL’s expanded Pacific Strategy 2014-2018, which has already been successful in Papua New Guinea. The NRL’s Pacific Strategy improves participation of both men and women in the sport, delivers education and health initiatives, and provides mentoring and leadership opportunities for women and girls. (more)

Iran nuclear negotiations – framework agreement

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop: The Australian government welcomes progress towards a comprehensive agreement over Iran’s nuclear program, following the establishment of a framework agreement between permanent members of the Security Council and Germany (P5+1) and Iran. This framework agreement is an important step towards a final agreement, which will address international concerns about Iran’s nuclear program. I look forward to visiting Iran on 18 April to discuss the nuclear issue and other important bilateral and regional issues with Foreign Minister Zarif and other Iranian leaders. (more)

Australian Consulate-General opens in Houston, Texas

The Australian government is pleased to announce the opening of the Australian Consulate-General in Houston, Texas effective 30 March 2015. The Consulate-General provides consular and passport services to Australian citizens residing or travelling in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Visit the Consulate-General’s website for more information and relevant links to services for Australians citizens as well as information on US business and investment.

innovationXchange - Australia’s new aid paradigm

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop: Today I launch innovationXchange – an Australian Government initiative to revolutionise the delivery and effectiveness of Australia’s aid program. The $140 million project, the next phase of the Australian Government’s new aid paradigm, will mainstream innovation throughout the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. I am pleased to announce the first three innovationXchange initiatives; the Data for Health partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, SEED Pacific and the International Reference Group...(more)

Currently exhibiting at the embassy ...
A Centenary of Australian War Art

An ANZAC Centenary Exhibition - A Centenary of Australian War Art - consists of 41 artworks from the Australian War Memorial depicting Australian military experience from the First World War to Afghanistan. It is the most comprehensive exhibition of official Australian war art ever seen outside Australia.

Conflicts depicted include both World Wars, as well as Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East. Peacekeeping missions in East Timor and the Solomon Islands are also represented. The exhibition features Australia’s best known war artists, including George Lambert and Arthur Streeton.

These works highlight the crucial role Australians have played in some of the most defining moments in modern history, as well as the terrible losses and hardships endured by Australians in war over the past century.

If you have the skills, Australia has the lifestyle. If you like the idea of Australia's climate and lifestyle and are looking for a career challenge in a country with lots of opportunities—take the next step and find out more about Australia's skilled working visas. Your journey starts when you submit an expression of interest for a skilled visa through SkillSelect. By using SkillSelect the Australian Government could invite you to lodge a visa application or you could be nominated by an Australian or state and territory government. Find out what you need to do to complete your expression of interest through SkillSelect.


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