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TEMPORARY CHANGE IN VISA COUNTER OPENING HOURS DURING THE WEEK OF 20 TO 24 MAY 2013
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT DURING THE WEEK OF 20 TO 24 MAY 2013 THE VISA COUNTER WILL BE OPENED AS FOLLOWS:
FOR VISITOR VISA APPLICATIONS (TOURIST, BUSINESS, TRANSIT):
MONDAY 20 MAY 2013: FROM 09.30 AM TO 11.00 AM
WEDNESDAY 22 MAY 2013: FROM 09.30 AM TO 11.00 AM
FOR STUDENT AND OTHER VISA APPLICATIONS (RESIDENT RETURN AND REGISTRATION OF AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP):
TUESDAY 21 MAY 2013: FROM 09.30 AM TO 11.00 AM
THURSDAY 23 MAY 2013: FROM 09.30 AM TO 11.00 AM
THE VISA COUNTER OPENING HOURS WILL RESUME NORMALLY ON MONDAY 27 MAY 2013.
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND UNDERSTANDING.
DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP
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Australian Federal Election - 14 September 2013
The Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 14 September 2013.
Early (in-person) voting will be offered at this post from Monday 2 September 2013. Election arrangements including voting times will be published on this page closer to the election.
In the meantime, you can find information relating to being overseas at election time on the Australian Electoral Commission’s website www.aec.gov.au.
Call for participation: African Women in Leadership Special Interest Group
The Australian Government recently launched an African Women in Leadership Special Interest Group. This group will offer an opportunity for Australia Awards alumnae to engage in discussions on issues affecting women and to share their views on ways to further advance opportunities for African women. Women in this group will help to increase opportunities for other women from their home countries by promoting the Australia Awards and by supporting awardees as they embark on their award experience. This is an exciting opportunity for alumnae from across Africa to make a difference. 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.adsafrica.com.au/alumni.php
Introduction of body scanners at Australian Airports
As from Monday 3 December 2012, body scanners began to go online at Australia’s eight international airports. Scanners will come online at Perth international airport on 17 December 2012. The body scanners will be located at both international departure and transit screening points.
Body scanners represent the most advanced passenger screening technology available and can detect a range of sophisticated threats on a person’s body or within their clothing. Body scanners can detect both metallic and non-metallic items, including prohibited items, components of improvised explosive devices and weapons.
Body scanners are a proven technology and have been used overseas for aviation security screening purposes since 2007. All body scanners used in Australia have undergone stringent testing in line with aviation security standards to ensure their effectiveness.
Body scanners are used for aviation security screening in several other countries including the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Thailand and the Netherlands.
Persons who refuse to undergo a body scan will be refused entry through the screening point for 24 hours and will therefore be unable to board their flights. This also applies to transit passengers.
The body scanners are safe and use millimetre wave technology. One scan emits 10,000 times less radio frequency energy than an average mobile phone call.
Privacy is protected. The scan generates a generic stick figure with no distinguishing features, and the scanner is not able to store personal information.
A person will not be asked to remove any religious head wear in order to be body scanned. If the body scanner cannot clear the item, further screening may be required. The person being screened can request that this additional screening takes place in a private room and is conducted by a screening officer of the same gender.
Further information on body scanners is available on :
Australian High Commission, Mauritius
Become A-FAN of our alumni network!
Have you studied in Australia?
Would you like to meet other islanders of the Indian Ocean who studied in Australia?
Would you like to maintain your contact with Australia through establishing a link with the Australian High Commission in Port Louis?
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THEN SIGN UP TO JOIN THE "AUSTRALIA-INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS ALUMNI NETWORK" (A-FAN) AND BECOME A FAN OF AUSTRALIA!
The Australian High Commission to Mauritius and Seychelles and Australian Embassy to Madagascar and Comoros is creating a network of students from Indian Ocean Islands who have studied at an Australian university or tertiary institution at undergraduate or postgraduate level. If you have followed a course in Australia or an exchange program between Mauritius/Seychelles/Madagascar/ Comoros and Australia, please click here to send us your name, the course/ program you were enrolled in, the institution/s where you studied and the date/s, your current occupation and residential address, and confirm that you would like to be on our mailing list.
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