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Indians top recipients of Australia’s 2016 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships
Indian scholars have been more successful than students from any other nation in winning Australia’s prestigious Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships.The Australian High Commissioner to India, Patrick Suckling, today announced that 59 Indians will be offered the awards in 2016 – more than 10 per cent of the total intake. Five Australians have also been selected to travel to India through the program. Read more.
Australia-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement
The Australian High Commissioner, Patrick Suckling, today welcomed news that the Australia-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement had entered into force, making it possible for Australian companies to export uranium to India on a commercial basis.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement on the weekend following their first bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Turkey. It follows the signing of the Agreement in September last year. Read more.
Operation Sovereign Borders policy stands strong
The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton today reaffirmed that the Operation Sovereign Borders policy has not changed or softened against the backdrop of our humanitarian response to the Syrian crisis or the change in Prime Minister.
"People smugglers will always grasp on to any change in an attempt to exploit vulnerable people, but as the Prime Minister stated this week, we will not tolerate people smuggling and our policy, while tough, must continue," Mr Dutton said. Read more:
New Smartraveller Business Travel Advice
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has launched a Smartraveller business travel web page to advise Australian businesses operating overseas: www.smartraveller.gov.au/business.Many Australian businesses are now global in scope and even small businesses are operating in remote locations. Consequently, the ability to work safely in a variety of situations and locations is more critical than ever. Read more.