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Australian Embassy, Hanoi
40th anniversary of diplomatic relations
Australia and Vietnam have a 40-year partnership marked by friendship and cooperation in many areas. The relationship continues to grow and has a bright future. Vietnam is the Australia International Cultural Council’s (AICC) focus country program for 2013. The program will showcase Australia’s creativity and diversity and creates a platform for future exchange and collaboration.
News: Australia tougher than ever on illegal boat arrivals
4 December 2013 - Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison, today said anti-people smuggling measures the Australian Government had introduced, including a ban on permanent protection visas for people who arrived before July 19 this year, demonstrated the strength of the Government’s resolve.
The tough new measures for illegal boat arrivals were announced on December 3.
Anyone who arrived in Australia before 19 July 2013 is subject to tougher rules: no more permanent protection visas will be granted.
Please click here to read the full version of the media release.
News: Australian citizens are invited to comment on Consular Strategy
Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is inviting Australian citizens to provide input into the development of a Consular Strategy for the period 2014-16. This consultation is aimed at ensuring the continued delivery of high-quality, cost-effective and efficient consular services given the increasing international mobility, consular cases and their complexity. Public submissions can be made until 31 January 2014.
Please click here to find the issues paper and instructions.
Media release can be found here.
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