Australian Embassy
The Philippines
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H.E. Bill Tweddell
Australian Ambassador to the Philippines
 

  

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ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING CHANGES TO THE AUSTRALIA NETWORK

From 29 September access to ABC International broadcasting services will change. Content will be provided to audiences in the Philippines and across Southeast Asia via Radio Australia, the Australia Plus websites, social media, mobile apps and a limited television service.

These services will supersede the Australia Network television service, which will be suspended from 29 September.

To find out how to access Australian content from September 29 please click link, http://australianetwork.com/announcement.
 


Latest News

Promoting a people and job-centred approach to disaster response

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...]

Australia and the Philippines Strengthen Partnership to Counter Immigration Fraud And Trans-National Crime

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...]

Filipino scholars of prestigious Australia Awards return to contribute positive change

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...]


2015 New Colombo Plan to further strengthen Australia-Philippines Education links

Following the recent announcement by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop that the New Colombo Plan will be rolled out to over 35 countries in the region in 2015, including the Philippines, Australia’s best and brightest undergraduate students are being encouraged to study and undertake internships right across the Indo-Pacific region.Australian Ambassador Bill Tweddell was joined by representatives from leading Philippine universities and the Commission on Higher Education at an information session at the Australian Embassy on 10 September to discuss the New Colombo Plan, a flagship initiative of the Australian Government. [More...]

Australia expands assistance to Bangsamoro through human resource development support

The Australian Government, through the Philippines Australia Human Resource and Organisational Development Facility (PAHRODF), is expanding its support to improve the capacity and competency of current and future leaders to usher in growth and development in the Bangsamoro. The PAHRODF and the Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute (BLMI) signed a partnering agreement that would help build a stronger Bangsamoro by assisting leaders to pursue and achieve professional excellence. [More...]

COA pushes for a more effective use of Disaster Funds

The Commission on Audit improves transparency and accountability on the use of disaster funds by launching the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Accounting and Reporting Guidelines to all government agencies in line with its constitutionally mandated duty of promulgating accounting and auditing rules and regulations. The launch of the DRRM Accounting and Reporting Guidelines was spearheaded by COA Chairperson Maria Gracia Pulido Tan and Commissioner Heidi Mendoza with support from the Australian Government. [More...]

Australia Awards Fellowships: Building people-to-people links with Philippines

The Australian Government has announced the opening of its competitive grants program, the Australia Awards Fellowships. The application period is from 1 August to 10 September 2014 for Fellowships commencing in 2015. [More...]

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announces all ASEAN members to be part of New Colombo Plan

More than 1300 Australian undergraduate students are being supported to study in the region under the New Colombo Plan’s pilot phase, and over half are heading to Southeast Asian learning institutions. [More...]

HMAS Tobruk Completes Visit to Philippines

Tobruk forms part of the Royal Australian Navy’s current amphibious capability and is ideally suited to Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief operations, given its amphibious heavy lift capability, on board accommodation and ability to support helicopter and landing craft operations. [More...] 

Visit of Royal Australian Navy Ship, HMAS Tobruk, in Manila

HMAS Tobruk’s Commanding Officer Leif Maxfield said the ship’s company were looking forward to seeing the progress the region has made since they were deployed as part of Operation PHILIPPINES ASSIST following Typhoon Yolanda last year. [More...]

Australian Embassy and Citrus Australia launch “Australian Oranges - Now in Season”

“Australian oranges have long enjoyed a reputation for being the sweetest in the world. And very importantly, Australian farms are known for being pollution-free with high standards of food safety. We are proud of our Australian oranges which are ‘Sweet, Safe & Healthy’.” [More...]

Australian Embassy holds dialogue on Philippines Freedom of Information (FOI) Act

Deputy Speaker and Batanes Representative Henedina ‘Dina’ Abad, Public Information Committee Chairman and Misamis Occidental Representative Jorge Almonte, and Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo presented an update on the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act to diplomatic and development officers from Canada, the EU Delegation, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the US [More...]

Australia Supports Tahanang Walang Hagdanan Livelihood Project

“The Australian Embassy is very pleased to be able to help people to help themselves through small-scale enterprises. But I am particularly proud that we can also help people with disabilities help themselves through these livelihood projects”, said Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell on Friday at the Tahanang Walang Hagdanan (TWH) Centre in Cainta Rizal. [More...]

Australian Embassy Hosts Iftar, Celebrates Ties with Philippine Muslim Community

The iftar was a celebration of the strong ties between the Philippine Muslim Community and the Australian Embassy. [More...] 
    - Remarks by Ambassador Bill Tweddell at Iftar reception, 22 July 2014

 

Australia provides immediate assistance to people affected by Typhoon Glenda

The Australian Government announced today that it will provide up to Php10 million (A$250,000) to immediately assist those affected by the typhoon. [More...]

 


 

Australia provides further support for recovery and reconstruction following Yolanda

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...]  

www.philippines.embassy.gov.au/mnla/TyphoonYolandaTyphoonYolanda.html

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.

Get the latest updates on Australian assistance to the people and communities affected by the typhoon here.


 


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