ACT Election 2016
The ACT Legislative Assembly election will be held on Saturday 15 October 2016.
Eligible electors should vote before leaving Australia at an early voting centre or utilise the online postal vote application system. Postal voting is the only way for electors outside of Australia to cast a vote during the polling period.
Australian ultra-marathoner Samantha Gash to run for children’s education in India
Kicking off on 22 August, Samantha Gash, an endurance athlete from Australia and a passionate advocate for social change, will begin a 3800 km run across India.
Samantha’s Run India Project will take her from Jaisalmer in Rajasthan to Mawsynram in Meghalaya to raise funds for the education of underprivileged children in India. Read more.
Support for Festival of India in Australia 2016
The Turnbull Coalition Government has announced $250,000 to support the Confluence Festival of India in Australia 2016. Click link: http://www.minister.communications.gov.au/mitch_fifield/news/support_for_festival_of_india_in_australia_2016#.V5ce241f2po
Australia and India: Fostering collaboration for growth - High Commissioner's speech to CII, Chandigarh, 25 July 2016
High Commissioner at the Chandigarh Press Club, 25 July 2016
“India-Australia relations: The way forward" - Address by the High Commissioner to the Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi, 15 July, 2016
Direct Aid Program 2016/17 grant round opens
Our 2016/17 Direct Aid Program grant round is now open. The program supports projects that have a strong development focus, contribute to poverty reduction, and strengthen communities in India and Bhutan. Apply now at https://dap.smartygrants.com.au/NDLI2016-17R1.
Direct Aid Program supports projects that have a strong development focus, contribute to poverty reduction, and strengthen communities in India and Bhutan. Over the past decade, DAP has built linkages and fostered relationships between Australia and these communities. Read more
150,000th visitor visa granted at Australian High Commission
India is becoming one of the fastest growing markets for Australian tourism and visitors. The Australian High Commission in New Delhi has granted a record 150,000 Visitor visas during the 2015-16 program year.
Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Harinder Sidhu, said, “It is a landmark achievement. This is the first time ever that we have reached the 150,000-mark in visitor visa approvals in India for a year.” Read more