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Victorian Electoral Commission – Early voting Centre Manila
Early voting opens on Monday 17 November and will continue until Friday 28 November. The Embassy will NOT be open for voting on Saturday 29 November (i.e. the Victorian election date in Australia). Please call (+63 2 757 8100) or email (email@example.com) the embassy before attending in person as there may be a chance that the ballot papers have not yet been received from Australia yet.
For those who arrive before the ballot papers are received, we will take your details and send you a ballot kit to your preferred address, or you can return at a later date to vote in person.
For Postal Votes
Click here to download a postal vote application. On completion send to the address listed on the rear page of the application, or scan and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. For those without a printer or with limited internet connection, call or mail the Embassy to request a form to be mailed to you. On receipt of your application we will send you a ballot pack. Completed ballot packs must be dispatched before Thursday 27 November, to ensure they are received by the early voting cut-off date of Friday 28 November.
The Embassy is pleased to invite interested and qualified non-government organisations (NGOs) and community groups engaged in Human Rights work to submit proposals for the 2014-2015 financial year [More Information...]
"Thank you to the Provincial Government of Northern Samar and the Municipal Government of Catarman, particularly Governor Jun Ong and Catarman Councilor Butch Bonsol, for inviting me to visit your province. I am honoured to be here.
This is my first time to visit here. I am pleased to be seeing for myself that Catarman and the province of Northern Samar have a long history of partnership with the Australian Government." [More...]
"Thank you to the Municipal Government of Catarman, particularly Mayor Rosales and Councilor Bonsol, for inviting me to this session. I am honoured to be here.
Australia has, in the past, worked with various non-government organisations here and supported community-based initiatives, particularly on improving livelihood opportunities and promoting sustainable agriculture. I note that Australia also supported the construction of the Catarman Bridge II, now known as the ‘Philippines-Australia Friendship Bridge’, and am pleased to learn that this has brought significant benefits to the people of Catarman."[More...]
Four innovative projects spearheaded by Australian alumni have been awarded funding support under the Australian Embassy’s inaugural Alumni Grants Scheme (AGS). Launched in June 2014, the AGS enables Australian alumni to harness their expertise towards projects that contribute to growth and prosperity of the Philippines, particularly in sectors that have been identified as priority areas for cooperation by the Australian and Philippine Governments. These sectors include: education; emergency management; governance; environment; and entrepreneurship. [More...]
"It is my honour and privilege to be here this morning to represent the people of Australia and, in particular, the men, women and veterans of the Australian Defence Force. We gather on this solemn occasion to offer our deep respect, and to acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who fought so bravely in these seas, in the skies above, and on this land, to contribute to the immense task of liberating the islands of the Philippines 70 years ago. " More...]
A memorial has been dedicated at Palo, Leyte to honour the 92 Australians who gave their lives during the liberation of the Philippines in the Second World War. The monument stands close to the site where General Douglas MacArthur first stepped ashore after leading the advance from Australia, and will be unveiled ton the eve of commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of the Leyte Landings. [More...]
Philippines works with international experts to improve airport security
The Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development is hosting the forum in Manila to provide information to airport operators and Philippine authorities about the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) design requirements and how they can be applied in an airport environment. [More...]
Australia and the Philippines today mark 30 years of law enforcement partnership. Since the Australian Federal Police (AFP) arrived in 1984, its work with Philippine law enforcement agencies has grown to encompass a range of activities from combatting terrorism and other forms of transnational crime to training and assistance programs. [More...]
Abot-Alam Project Launch - Message of Support by Ambassador Tweddell - 30 September 2014
As the first anniversary of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Bohol on 15 October 2013 approaches, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell returns to the province this week to launch the “Abot Alam” program for out of school youth, turn over 40,000 books under the “Books for Asia” program, lead groundbreaking ceremonies for the construction of classrooms under the Basic Education Sector Transformation (BEST) program, and conduct site inspection of rehabilitated roads under the Provincial Road Management Facility (PRMF). [More]
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Australian Government will bring together community leaders from areas hit by Typhoon Bopha (also named Pablo) in a forum to discuss a people and job-centred approach to disaster response. [More...]
A key initiative between Australia and the Philippine Bureau of Immigration has been given a major boost. New forensic document examination equipment and software has been provided by the Australian Government to bolster border security and improve the Bureau’s capacity to combat irregular migration, people smuggling, human trafficking and terrorism. [More...]
Australian Embassy Deputy Head of Mission Dr David Dutton welcomed 34 Filipino scholars of the prestigious Australia Awards program on their return to the Philippines after having completed post-graduate studies at Australia's top universities.
“The Australia Awards provides opportunities for the Philippines’ best and brightest to advance their education at Australia’s world-class universities and, upon their return, contribute to the growth and stability of the Philippines,” Dr Dutton said. [More...]
Australia is providing a further Php292 million (A$7.3 million) to support the massive ongoing recovery and reconstruction activities in areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda in November last year. The additional contribution will be provided through the Resilience and Preparedness towards Inclusive Development (RAPID) Program jointly implemented by the Government of the Philippines through the Climate Change Commission, the United Nations Development Program, and the Australian Government. [More...]
Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) is estimated to be the strongest typhoon to make landfall in history. Its scale is immense; more than 13 million people have been affected and an estimated 4 million people have been displaced. Those who survived remain in need of food, shelter and health care.