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High Commissioner hosts Indian premiere of Raising The Bar

High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu hosted the Indian premiere of 'Raising The Bar' in Delhi.  Raising The Bar is an inspiring documentary that traces the journey of three Indian and three Australian children with Down Syndrome who meet at a conference in Chennai. Shot in India and Australia, the film is directed by Onir and produced by Mitu B. Lange of Mind Blowing Films and Cate Sayers of e.motion21.

Highlights from High Commissioner's Punjab visit

High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu concluded a successful visit to Punjab. She met with Navjot Singh Sidhu, Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, and Museums of the State of Punjab to explore opportunities in sports, agriculture and tourism sectors. She also visited the Golden Temple in Amritsar and the Borlough Institute for South Asia in Ludhiana, and launched skill development initiatives by social enterprise UDAY.

2018 Batman by-election

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Batman in Victoria will be held on Saturday 17 March 2018. You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of Batman, enrol or update your enrolment details at In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.  You can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day. For more information, visit the AEC website at or contact the AEC via email ( or telephone +61 2 6113 4777 or +61 2 6160 2600.

Australia launches first comprehensive Foreign Policy White Paper in 14 years

The Prime Minister of Australia launched the Australian Government’s 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper. It is the first comprehensive review of Australia’s international engagement in over 14yrs. At a time of uncertainty and change around the world, the Foreign Policy White Paper is Australia's plan to seize opportunity, enhance security and build strength.

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