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A Condolence Book has been opened to honour those who have lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 at the Australian Embassy in Rome.
We invite anyone wishing to sign the Condolence Book to visit the Australian Embassy, Via Antonio Bosio 5, Rome, from 10.00 to 15.00.
Messages of condolence may also be submitted to the Prime Minister's Website.
We invite you to read the condolences offered by Australia’s Prime Minister, Tony Abbott.
MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE
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.
H.E. Mike Rann is the new Ambassador to Italy, San Marino, Libya and Albania. Ambassador Rann presented his credentials to President Napolitano on 14 May 2014.
"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.
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
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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