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RCEP & the opportunities for India (OpEd by Australia’s High Commissioner to India, H.E. Harinder Sidhu)

“The Indian economy is developing rapidly and becoming more globally oriented. RCEP has the potential to drive further domestic economic reform and the economic growth that is needed to fulfil the vision of India becoming a USD 5 trillion economy,” says High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu, in an op-ed in Business Standard. Click Here to read the full OpEd. 

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia concludes his India trip bolstering ties in the resources sector

Australia’s Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan was in India from 26-29 August 2019. The Minister travelled to three-Indian cities – Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai – where he met with ministerial counterparts and resource industry leaders.
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Commencement of the five year subclass 870 Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa

Applications to sponsor a parent for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa are open. Once a sponsorship application has been approved, a sponsored parent will be able to apply for a Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa. Applications for the visa are intended to open from 1 July 2019. For more information including sponsor eligibility criteria, number of places available and costs, please visit the Home Affairs website.

Australian Government's response to the India Economic Strategy

Media release: India Economic Strategy | Full report is available at

Capturing India’s economic transformation (video link or watch below)

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