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G20 Leaders' Summit concludes
Above: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Ambassador's speech on G20
Read the speech by Ambassador Mike Rann at an event to mark the G20 Australian Presidency.
Victorian State Election
The Victorian State Election will be on Saturday 29 November 2014
Election information and instructions for voting overseas may be found on the Victorian Electoral Commission Website: www.vec.vic.gov.au/Elections/2014VictorianStateelection.html
Early (in-person) voting will be offered at the AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY, ROME from Monday 24 November 2014 until Friday 28 November 2014 from 9.00pm to 5.00pm (last entry at 4.00pm).
Death of former Prime Minister
Former Australian Prime Minister, the Honourable Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC, died on 21 October aged 98. Prime Minister Tony Abbott praised his contribution to Australia.
Mr Whitlam had a particular fondness for Italy and Italian culture and in 1999 was made a Grande Ufficiale in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. He also published a book entitled My Italian Notebook in 2002.
Ambassador Mike Rann’s personal reflection on Gough Whitlam.
Ambassador's Twitter Account
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.
Tribuna Economica: special on Australia
Read an interview with Ambassador Rann and learn more about Australia’s G20 presidency and the bilateral trade and investment relationship
"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.
"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
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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
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