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Victorian State Election on 29 November
A Victorian State Election has been announced for 29 November. For more information please visit the Victorian Electoral Commission website or contact the VEC directly by telephone: +61 3 8620 1100, or email.  Postal vote applications will be made available on the VEC website on 5 November. 

‘CHOICE’ travel insurance buying guide
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on 23rd October announced the release of a new initiative to aid Australian travellers in selecting travel insurance ahead of the peak Christmas travel period and start of the cruise season.The CHOICE Guide to Travel Insurance was commissioned by the Australian Government in June this year. Read more

United Nations World Food Day
The Australian Government on 16 October announced the launch of an agricultural research and development project in partnership with the Swiss-based Syngenta Foundation to mark World Food Day. This year’s WFD theme is Family Farming – “Feeding the world, caring for the earth” and aims to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farmers. Read more

Enhancing Significant Investor Visa programme
The Government will expand and improve the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) programme as part of its broader competitiveness agenda. At present, SIVs are available for applicants having an eligible investment in Australia of A$5 million, for a minimum of four years. Read more

Asia–Europe Summit in Italy
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on 15 October announced that she will represent the Prime Minister this week at the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Milan. ASEM links Asia and Europe through discussion on political, economic and cultural relations. The Meeting aims to generate initiatives, open up trade and investment opportunities and coordinate multilateral policies.The Summit involves 19 Asian countries and the ASEAN Secretariat, along with the 28 European Union member states, Norway, Switzerland and the European Commission. Read more

Australian Parliamentary Delegation Visit to Belgium


Australian parliamentary delegation meets the President of the European Council, Mr Herman Van Rompuy




An Australian parliamentary delegation, led by The Hon Bronwyn Bishop MP, Speaker of the House of Representatives, visited Belgium and several other European countries in October 2014. In Brussels, the delegation met members of the European Parliament, senior NATO officials and Belgian Government representatives. The delegation was received by the President of the European Council, Mr Herman Van Rompuy, as well as the Vice President of the European Parliament, Mrs Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz. The delegation presented a significant Indigenous artwork to the European Parliament, accompanied by a manuscript of the Apology made by the Australian Parliament to Indigenous Australians in 2008.

Foreign investment in Australia reaches A$2.5 trillion
Statistics released by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on 1st October show that the total stock of foreign investment in Australia was A$2.5 trillion in 2013 – up 11.3 per cent on the previous year – the Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb said. Read more

Ministerial Statement on Investment
Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb on 23 September presented and tabled the inaugural annual Investment Statement to the Australian Parliament. In a media statement Minister Robb noted how the Statement highlights the priority the Government has placed on attracting inbound capital to support our nation’s continued economic growth. Read more

UNSC sanctions against terrorist fighters, recruiters and financers
In New York Foreign Minister Julie Bishop also welcomed the listing by the United Nations Security Council’s Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee of 16 individuals and entities known to be associated with ISIL, and other Al-Qaida linked terrorist organisations. The Security Council Committee – chaired by Australia – has listed these individuals and entities as part of a broader strategy to starve ISIL and its ilk of resources and funding. Read more

Australia provides assistance to women and girls in Iraq
On 20 Septmber Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced that Australia will provide $2 million in assistance to support the hundreds of thousands of women and girls affected by the ongoing violence in Iraq. This is part of the Australian Government’s efforts to help Iraq protect its people from the terror and brutality of ISIL. Read more

DFAT Secretary Peter Varghese gives lecture on "The Lessons of European Integration for the Indo Pacific"
The Secretary of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Peter Varghese AO, on 16 June gave the 2014 Schuman Lecture at the Centre for European Studies, Australian National University, Canberra. His lecture was titled "The Lessons of European Integration for the Indo Pacific". Read more  


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