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Australia-India CEO Forum Co-Chairs joint statement
The revitalised Australia-India CEO Forum met in New Delhi on 23 June 2015. After a meeting of the CEOs and Government officials from both sides, the Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, Mr Andrew Robb, joined the meeting and was briefed on the outcomes by the Forum co-chairs, Mr Gautam Adani, Chairman of the Adani Group, and Mr Sam Walsh, Chief Executive of the Rio Tinto Group. Read more
Australia welcomes International Yoga day celebration
Australia welcomes the celebration of yoga on 21 June, which has been declared by the United Nations as International Yoga Day. Read more
Indian treasures unveiled in South Australia
A series of stunning artworks and objects from India will go on display in Australia tomorrow as part of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s new exhibition – “Treasure Ships: Art in the Age of Spices.”The exhibition includes 10 treasures from the Museum of Christian Art in Goa and the Archdiocesan Heritage Museum of Mumbai. Read more
Yiwarra Kuju: An exhibition of Aboriginal Art from Australia's Western Desert
A groundbreaking exhibition from Australia, which reveals the Aboriginal history of the world’s longest stock route through the deserts of Western Australia, has gone on display in Delhi.
‘Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route’ provides a window on the artistic, cultural and natural worlds of the Aboriginal people of Australia’s Western Desert. The artists draw on both traditional art conventions and new figurative styles to recount their sacred and secular life experiences through their art.
Nearly 70 artists travelled along the 1850-kilometre stock route on a six-week intensive engagement with their country in July and August 2007. Over 100 artworks were produced during the expedition, and a selection of these are now on display at DLF Place Saket until 22 June, 2015. Read More.
Indian Maestro Zubin Mehta to lead AWO Tour
Australian High Commissioner Patrick Suckling today welcomed Australian Government support for a tour to India by the Australian World Orchestra, led by one of India’s most famous sons, Maestro Zubin Mehta.
The AWO will receive $250,000 in assistance from the Australian Government for its tour to Mumbai, Chennai and New Delhi in October 2015. The AWO was invited to perform in India by Maestro Mehta. Read more.
Australian High Commissioner inaugurates a Technology Centre for Differently-abled Children at Tamana
Australia’s High Commissioner, Mr Patrick Suckling, today inaugurated a new Technology Centre at Tamana’s ‘Nai Disha’ School that helps the mentally challenged, the multi-disabled and the autistic.
Mr Suckling addressed the children in Hindi , which was met with a loud applause by the students and teachers present. He said “The Australian Government is privileged to associate with Tamana and contribute to this great cause. The Australian Government is committed to lending a helping hand to NGOs that support India’s economic development and strengthen communities."Read more.
New online database launched to help Indian students heading to Australia
Australia’s Acting High Commissioner, Mr Bernard Philip, has launched an online database to help Indian students find Australian university courses which are recognised for credit by Indian universities.
The database will also help Australian students looking for study opportunities in India. Read more.
Australia's Group of Eight Universities make Global Top 100
Australian universities have again been rated among the best in the world, with eight Australian institutions making the global top 100 – and four making the top 50 – of the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings for 2014.
The eight universities are:
• Australian National University
• The University of Melbourne
• The University of Sydney
• The University of Queensland
• The University of New South Wales
• Monash University
• The University of Western Australia
• The University of Adelaide
The Australian High Commissioner to India, Patrick Suckling, said the rankings demonstrated that Australian higher education institutions were excellent choices for Indian students. 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.