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2014 Western Australia Senate Election
An election for six new Senators for Western Australia will be held on Saturday 5 April 2014. You can check if you are enrolled to vote in Western Australia, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.auc.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AWST Friday 7 March 2014.
In person voting will not be available at the Australian Embassy in Rome for this election. You can apply online for a postal vote to be sent to you from Australia at www.aec.gov.au/overseas.
"This Year's G20: Getting the Fundamentals Right"
Read the address of the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland.
"The State has run out of steam, it's time for the private sector"
Read the interview with Australia's G20 special representative, Daniel Sloper, published in Il Foglio.
Australia pledges $12 million to help Syria
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced Australia will contribute an additional $10 million in humanitarian aid to help people affected by the conflict in Syria and $2 million to support efforts to destroy Syria's chemical weapons. Read the media release.
Youth 20 (Y20) Summit
The Youth 20 (Y20) Summit is an official part of the G20 and will be held in Sydney from 12 to 15 July. Each G20 member will be represented by a delegation of 5 young people (aged 18 to 30) at the Summit where key issues will be discussed and policy proposals will be formulated to be put to the G20. If you would like to apply to be part of the Italian delegation please visit the Young Ambassadors Society website and for more information about the Y20 visit the Y20 Australia website.
Australian Presidency of the G20
As from 1 December 2013 Australia holds the Presidency of the G20 and will host a series of events throughout 2014, culminating in the Leaders Summit in Brisbane on 15 and 16 November. The Leaders Summit will be the most significant meeting of world leaders Australia has ever hosted. Australia’s G20 Presidency will focus on promoting stronger economic growth and more jobs and making the global economy more resilient to deal with future shocks. For more details download this overview and for the latest G20 news visit the website or the Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Consular Strategy 2014-2016
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Ms Julie Bishop, MP has invited public submissions on a number of aspects regarding consular services. An issues paper and instructions on how to provide comment can be found at:
All submissions must be made in writing and are to be received by 31 January 2014.
Lecture by Ambassador Ritchie at Ca’ Foscari University
On 13 November 2013, Ambassador David Ritchie at the end of his mandate in Italy presented a lecture at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, titled “Australia and the Asia-Pacific: troppo lontano for Italy?". His lecture focused on the state of the bilateral relationship and possible future activities between the two nations.
Accreditation to Albania
As of 16 October 2013, when Ambassador David Ritchie presented his credentials in Tirana to the President of Albania, H.E. Mr Bujar Nishani, the Australian Embassy in Rome is formally accredited to the Republic of Albania and has full responsibility for all aspects of the bilateral relationship, including with respect to consular issues.
Enquiries from nationals and residents in Albania should now be directed to the Australian Embassy in Rome or the 24-hour consular emergency service in Canberra on +61-1300-555-135.
L-R: President Bujar Nishani and Ambassador David Ritchie
Photo from www.president.al.
Tribuna Economica's special feature on Australia
Tribuna Economica, the business and financial magazine which can also be downloaded online, has produced a special feature on Australia and its economic relations with Italy. The publication includes an interview with Ambassador David Ritchie. Download the document (in Italian).
Alessandro Del Piero in Italy
In August Sydney FC played a number of matches in Italy, culminating in a match against Reggiana in Reggio Emilia. Prior to the match the Italian star of the team, Alessandro Del Piero, was presented with a copy of the Italian flag – the tricolore – the origin of which is tied to Reggio Emilia. Del Piero will take the flag back to Sydney as a symbol of the friendship between the two countries. Ambassador David Ritchie, together with Mauro del Bue, the local assessor for sport, and TV personality Melita Toniolo, presented the tricolore to Del Piero.
On his return to Australia Del Piero was named captain of Sydney FC for the coming season.
Photos courtesy of alessandrodelpiero.com
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All Australians who reside overseas or who are travelling for tourism or business, either for short or long stays, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The registration information provided by you will help us to find you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family emergency. It may also be used to pass other information to you such as, new Travel Advisories, notice of elections and information on other matters relevant to travellers and expatriates.
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