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To receive the latest news on Australia, the Italy-Australia relationship and the work of the Embassy, follow Ambassador Mike Rann’s Twitter account @Mike_Rann.
G20 Summit in Brisbane - media accreditation open
The Australian Presidency has now opened the procedure for media accreditation at this year’s G20 Summit, which will take place on 15 and 16 November in Brisbane.
Journalists can apply for official accreditation until 21 October 2014 by 17.00 (AEST), at www.g20.org/accreditation/media_registration. It is important that media register for accreditation via the online accreditation portal as early as possible and then apply for their visa. Accreditation will only be confirmed once the applicant has an approved visa.
A Rate Card will outline services and facilities provided by the host broadcaster for media during the G20 Leaders Summit. Facilities can be booked through the Rate Card Order Form, which must be returned to email@example.com by Friday 19 September 2014.
For more information on the Rate Card and the Rate Card Order form: www.g20.org/media/g20_rate_card
"A Century of Sacrifice"
Read an article by Ambassador Rann, "A Century of Sacrifice", on the 100th Anniversary of the commencement of World War I.
Message of condolence by Prime Minister Tony Abbott for the victims of MH17
Australians mourn the loss of Flight MH17.
There were 298 people on this aircraft - and their deaths offend our sense of justice.
We grieve for all, but particularly for the 37 men, women and children who called Australia home.
Many others were travelling to Australia on Flight MH17, including health researchers who work every day for a better world.
Those lost on Flight MH17 include citizens from Malaysia, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, the Philippines, the United States,
South Africa, New Zealand and Canada, as well as Australia. The Netherlands has borne an unimaginable loss.
Our hearts go out to all their families. We will support them through the difficult times ahead.
In coming weeks, Australians will stand with the families, friends, neighbours and colleagues who have lost people they cherish.
Twenty three million Australians share the sadness of those who mourn.
We are united in grief and in our determination to ensure that justice is done.
THE HON TONY ABBOTT MP
Prime Minister of Australia
22 July 2014
"The Future of Global Governance - The role of MIKTA"
Read Ambassador Rann's speech at the a conference on "The Future of Global Governance - The role of MIKTA", which was held on 24 July at the International Affairs Institute (IAI) in Rome.
"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.
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.
Australian Embassy Rome Newsletter
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive the Embassy Newsletter and other occasional communications from the Australian Embassy in Rome. Please include your name, email address, country of residence, and please specify whether you would prefer to receive communications in English or in Italian.
Please note that signing up for the Australian Embassy Rome Newsletter will only add you to the Embassy's newsletter mailing list. It will NOT automatically register you with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's online register of Australians abroad (ORAO) or on the Smartraveller website.
Register your presence in Italy, San Marino, Libya, Albania
Register your presence in Italy, San Marino, Libya and Albania with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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.
- Register your presence in Italy, San Marino, Libya, Albania or anywhere overseas with Smartraveller.