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    An opportunity for Australia Awards scholars to come together and network with members of the academic, diplomatic and business communities and New Colombo Plan counterparts.
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    Smartraveller co-sponsered the 2024 National Multicultural Festival in Canberra, ACT. The festival is an iconic 3-day event that brought together more than 170 multicultural communities to share their culture, history and heritage through food, art, song and dance. The public were given the opportunity to delve into the customs, traditions and tastes of cultural from all over the world to share their vibrant journey.
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    The first ever consular podcast, hosted by Suzanne Stein, Director CCD, chatting with two members of the Bangkok Consular team - Giselle Bucello (First Secretary/Consul) and Prince (Seithapol Kraichomsom) (Consular Assistant) talks about going on your first prison visit, including for experienced staff wishing to refresh their understanding of the prison visit process. The podcast includes an excerpt of a discussion held with Peter Grete, an Australian journalist held for over 400 days in an Egyptian prison between 2014 an 2015. The excepts provide a real insight into the thoughts from a consular client perspective and the bureaucracy challenges. The ‘World of Consular’ podcast series unpacks some of the many issues consular officers deal with when providing consular services to Australians in challenging situations overseas. The four podcasts discuss subject matter issues important to anyone working in the consular space, and provides helpful advice to build your ‘consular tradecraft’ for those just dipping their toes in, even if only briefly. The host and guests are all very experienced consular officers with significant years of service in Canberra and at post.
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    This episode focuses on the ‘grey’ of the consular role as not everything we do is straightforward, clearcut or ‘black and white’. Every consular case is different, and therefore requires a different response, and sometimes a creative response. This podcast is hosted by Suzanne Stein, Director CCD, chatting with Louise Male, currently the Director in Consular Operations Branch. The ‘World of Consular’ podcast series unpacks some of the many issues consular officers deal with when providing consular services to Australians in challenging situations overseas. The four podcasts discuss subject matter issues important to anyone working in the consular space, and provides helpful advice to build your ‘consular tradecraft’ for those just dipping their toes in, even if only briefly. The host and guests are all very experienced consular officers with significant years of service in Canberra and at post.
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    This episode is focused on the challenges of preparing on your first posting, with so much to do before you go on posting. This episode is for the benefit of all officers going to post who may have consular duty responsibilities (including LES). This episode is hosted by Suzanne Stein, Director CCD, chatting with Tricia Martino, a Director in the Consular Operations Branch. The ‘World of Consular’ podcast series unpacks some of the many issues consular officers deal with when providing consular services to Australians in challenging situations overseas. The four podcasts discuss subject matter issues important to anyone working in the consular space, and provides helpful advice to build your ‘consular tradecraft’ for those just dipping their toes in, even if only briefly. The host and guests are all very experienced consular officers with significant years of service in Canberra and at post.
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    This episode focuses on the challenges of dealing with difficult clients, including working with clients who are experiencing mental health issues. The number of Australians experiencing mental health issues has continued to grow over recent years, which may be exacerbated should they experience challenges in an overseas environment. An Annex is provided to this episode, to provide some tips and tricks for conversation starters with clients in such circumstances. This episode is hosted by Suzanne Stein, Director CCD, chatting with Sue Flanagan, the Director of the Consular Emergency Centre (CEC). The ‘World of Consular’ podcast series unpacks some of the many issues consular officers deal with when providing consular services to Australians in challenging situations overseas. The four podcasts discuss subject matter issues important to anyone working in the consular space, and provides helpful advice to build your ‘consular tradecraft’ for those just dipping their toes in, even if only briefly. The host and guests are all very experienced consular officers with significant years of service in Canberra and at post.
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    Smartraveller co-sponsered the 2024 National Multicultural Festival in Canberra, ACT. The festival is an iconic 3-day event that brought together more than 170 multicultural communities to share their culture, history and heritage through food, art, song and dance. The public were given the opportunity to delve into the customs, traditions and tastes of cultural from all over the world to share their vibrant journey.
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    IOC PERTH 2024 - VNR no audio
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    Senator the Hon. Penny Wong, Minister for Foreign Affairs holds a press conference at the Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) in Perth on Friday 9 February, 2024. More than 400 delegates from across the Indian Ocean region and beyond are attending the conference on 9-10 February. This is the first time this gathering has been held in Australia, as host. The theme of the conference is “Towards a Stable and Sustainable Indian Ocean”.
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    Senator the Hon. Penny Wong, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and the Hon. Tim Watts, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs meet with Nepalese Foreign Minister, Hon N.P. Saud, at the Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) in Perth on Friday 9 February, 2024, where a Trade and investment Framework Agreement between Australia and Nepal was signed by DFAT First Assistant Secretary, Gary Cowan. More than 400 delegates from across the Indian Ocean region and beyond are attending the conference on 9-10 February. This is the first time this gathering has been held in Australia, as host. The theme of the conference is “Towards a Stable and Sustainable Indian Ocean”.
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    Senator the Hon. Penny Wong, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and the Hon. Tim Watts, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs meet with Nepalese Foreign Minister, Hon N.P. Saud, at the Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) in Perth on Friday 9 February, 2024, where a Trade and investment Framework Agreement between Australia and Nepal was signed by DFAT First Assistant Secretary, Gary Cowan. More than 400 delegates from across the Indian Ocean region and beyond are attending the conference on 9-10 February. This is the first time this gathering has been held in Australia, as host. The theme of the conference is “Towards a Stable and Sustainable Indian Ocean”.
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    Senator the Hon. Penny Wong, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and the Hon. Tim Watts, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs meet with Nepalese Foreign Minister, Hon N.P. Saud, at the Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) in Perth on Friday 9 February, 2024, where a Trade and investment Framework Agreement between Australia and Nepal was signed by DFAT First Assistant Secretary, Gary Cowan. More than 400 delegates from across the Indian Ocean region and beyond are attending the conference on 9-10 February. This is the first time this gathering has been held in Australia, as host. The theme of the conference is “Towards a Stable and Sustainable Indian Ocean”.
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    Senator the Hon. Penny Wong, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and the Hon. Tim Watts, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs meet with Nepalese Foreign Minister, Hon N.P. Saud, at the Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) in Perth on Friday 9 February, 2024, where a Trade and investment Framework Agreement between Australia and Nepal was signed by DFAT First Assistant Secretary, Gary Cowan. More than 400 delegates from across the Indian Ocean region and beyond are attending the conference on 9-10 February. This is the first time this gathering has been held in Australia, as host. The theme of the conference is “Towards a Stable and Sustainable Indian Ocean”.
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    Prime Minister James Marape of Papua New Guines was given a Maroon's rugby jersey by Minister Pat Conroy, Minister for International Development and the Pacific, after a lunch with Australia's Deputy Prime Minister at Australia's Parliament House on the afternoon of Thursday, 8 Feburary, 2024. The lunch with the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for International Development and the Pacific was a part of Prime Minister Marapae's official visit to Australia as a guest of government.
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    Australian Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall famously ingested a concoction of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) to prove his hypothesis that the bacteria was a leading cause of gastric illnesses. While his research has been pivotal in minimising stomach cancer in Australia, the bacteria remains prevalent in other countries including China, where over 700 million people are infected. Today, Professor Marshall and his team at The Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and Training, University of Western Australia, continue to research and share their knowledge of H. pylori worldwide. Through the Australia-China Helicobacter Fellowship, the Marshall Centre trains Chinese clinicians and academics to culture, sequence and analyse strains of H. pylori, imparting critical knowledge to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal issues in their early stages. The National Foundation for Australia-China Relations is pleased to support this initiative, which showcases Australian excellence in scientific research and the lasting benefits of practical cooperation between Australia and China.
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    Australian Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall famously ingested a concoction of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) to prove his hypothesis that the bacteria was a leading cause of gastric illnesses. While his research has been pivotal in minimising stomach cancer in Australia, the bacteria remains prevalent in other countries including China, where over 700 million people are infected. Today, Professor Marshall and his team at The Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases Research and Training, University of Western Australia, continue to research and share their knowledge of H. pylori worldwide. Through the Australia-China Helicobacter Fellowship, the Marshall Centre trains Chinese clinicians and academics to culture, sequence and analyse strains of H. pylori, imparting critical knowledge to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal issues in their early stages. The National Foundation for Australia-China Relations is pleased to support this initiative, which showcases Australian excellence in scientific research and the lasting benefits of practical cooperation between Australia and China.
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    Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Richard Marles, MP and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Penny Wong, met with Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Rt Hon Winston Peters, and New Zealand Minister for Defence, the Hon Judith Collins as part of the first ANZMIN conference at Commonwealth Parliament Offices (CPO) in Melbourne on Thursday 1 February 2024.
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    Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Penny Wong, met with Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Rt Hon Winston Peters, as part of the first ANZMIN conference at the Commonwealth Parliament Offices (CPO) in Melbourne on Thursday 1 February 2024.