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Australian Minister for Education The Hon Dan Tehan MP to visit India from 19 to 21 November

Australian Education Minister The Hon Dan Tehan MP will be on a three-day visit to India from 19 to 21 November to tap new business opportunities in the country's education sector and showcase Australia's education and research sector. Minister Tehan will meet with the Indian Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, engage Indian education and research stakeholders, and attend local events in support of the Australian education and research sector. Link to the Media Release

Australia launches the Global Talent program as part of Australia’s Skilled Migration Program

High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu launched the Global Talent program in New Delhi as part of Australia’s Skilled Migration Program. This program provides opportunities for Australia and India to work together to facilitate business, transfer skills, promote innovation, and create job opportunities.

Innovative international partnership between India and Australia launched

High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu launched the Indo-Australian Centre for Advanced Studies at the Chandigarh University today, a joint initiative with the University of Canberra. This centre will create a bridge between our two countries, allowing Australian and Indian students to better understand each other & forge strong people-to-people links.

Australia announces 2020 New Colombo Plan India Mobility Grants

The Australian Government is pleased to announce that 1607 Australian university students will undertake study and work-based experiences in India as part of the 2020 New Colombo Plan Mobility Program. The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government, providing Australian students opportunities to gain the cross-cultural awareness and experiences that are vital to today’s globally connected workforce.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's address at the 2019 Lowy Lecture

Prime Minister Scott Morrison outlined his vision for Australia’s place in the world at the 2019 Lowy Lecture. He also announced that he would be visiting India in January at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Another step in cementing India as a top tier partner for Australia. Link to the Speech :

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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