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ANZAC DAY 2014
The Australian High Commission invites all Australians and New Zealand nationals to join in commemorating ANZAC Day at the High Commissioner's Official Residence in Floreal. The event will take place from 7.00am to 9.00am on Friday 25 April 2014. Breakfast will be served following the commemoration.
On 7 March 2014, High Commissioner, Susan Coles, presented her letters of credence to the President of Mauritius H.E Mr Rajkeswur Purryag GCSK,GOSK, accrediting her as Australia's new High Commissioner to Mauritius.
High Commissioner Coles, presenting her credentials to President Purryag
Australia supports counter-piracy and maritime security efforts in the Indian Ocean
On 18 March 2014, the High Commissioner, Susan Coles, signed a funding agreement with the Co-Director of the Regional Fusion and Law Enforcement Centre for Safety and Security at Sea (REFLECS3), Gary Crone. The funding agreement, which is worth AUD40,000 and supports capacity building and learning and development initiatives related to REFLECS3 activities in combatting maritime piracy, was signed at the REFLECS3 headquarters in Seychelles.
Last year Australia signed a detainee transfer arrangement with the Seychelles for the transfer of suspected pirates and their property to the Seychelles.
Two Australians are currently on secondment to REFLECS3 as Learning and Development Officer and Programme Officer (Counter Piracy) under the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s Maritime Crime Program.
Earlier this year, Australia funded two courses in Maritime Crime and Law Enforcement and Maritime Crime and Correctional Administration through the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for police and prison officers from Tanzania, Kenya, Seychelles and Mauritius. The courses were conducted at the University of Seychelles. Academics from a number of universities in Australian states (New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia) provided valuable support in the development of the subject content.
High Commissioner Coles signs funding agreement with Co-Director of REFLECS3, Gary Crone
High Commissioner Coles with Colonel Barbe from the Seychelles Protection Vessel Team
High Commissioner Coles presents her credentials to the Seychelles President
On 18 March 2014, High Commissioner, Susan Coles, presented her letters of credence to the President of the Republic of Seychelles, HE James A Michel, accrediting her as Australia's new High Commissioner to Seychelles.
High Commissioner Coles, presenting her credentials to President Michel.
Australia supports the establishment of a Women in Uniform network in Mauritius
The Australian High Commissioner, Ms Susan Coles, celebrated International Women's Day in Mauritius by hosting a lunch at her residence on 13 March 2014 where she launched a project for the establishment of a network of "Women in Uniform". During her introductory speech, Ms Coles highlighted Australia's engagement in promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region. A copy of a new publication by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs - "Improving Economic Outcomes for Women" was presented to the Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare, the Hon Mireille Martin, who was the High Commission's Guest of Honour for the event.
Introduction of an appointment system on 1 April 2014 for visa applicants who wish to lodge a Visitor visa application......see more
The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust
The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust was established at the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, Australia to celebrate the Queen's 60 years of contribution to the Commonwealth. The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust will raise funds to eradicate avoidable blindness in commonwealth countries and assist the development of young leaders. Please click on the following link to read the message from the Chairman of the Diamond Jubilee Trust Australia - plut/Jubilee1.html
More information on the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust is available on www.jubileetrust.org.au
Call for participation: African Women in Leadership Group Network
The African Women in Leadership Network is an exciting opportunity for you to join other Alumnae across Africa to increase opportunities and provide support for women Awardees from your country. This group will also offer a chance for successful women like you to engage in discussions on issues affecting women and to share your valuable insights for the advancement of African women.
Membership is open to all Australia Awards/Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) African Alumnae and registration is open all year round.
Further information on this new initiative is available on http://www.australiaawardsafrica.org/stay-connected/alumni/
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