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Condolence book for victims of flight MH17
Australians mourn the loss of the 298 victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17. Our thoughts are with the families of the passengers and crew on MH17 as they struggle to come to terms with their loss, particularly the families of the 28 Australian citizens and 9 permanent residents who were on board the flight. The Australian High Commission in New Delhi has placed a condolence register at the reception and Consular waiting room. If you wish to sign or leave a message in the register, please arrive at the High Commission. The address of the High Commission is 1/50 G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. Thank you for your support during this difficult time.
Indian student who topped global competition commences University Program in Australia
Australian Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb today welcomed outstanding Indian student Uttam Kumar back to Australia to commence his career-changing postgraduate studies at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).
Uttam was the winner of Australian Government’s global ‘Win your future unlimited’ competition in 2013. On 28 July this year he will commence a one year Master of Science & Technology (Engineering Materials) program at UNSW, recognised as one of the top-100 engineering and technology schools in the world. “International education contributes so much to Australia, to our economy and our community. Students come here because they know that a world class Australian education will set them up for a great future in work and life,” Mr Robb said. Read more: http://trademinister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2014/ar_mr_140715.aspx?ministerid=3
The Australian High Commission has learnt that scammers have sent sms phone messages to people in India telling them that they have won a one crore lottery prize from the “Australia Embassy.”
The recipients are asked to put a Rs 15 000 “processing fee” into a bank account in order to receive the prize.
At least one individual who called the scammers was put through to a person who spoke with an Australian accent who pretended to be the Australian High Commissioner.
The Australian High Commission is not running a lottery. This scheme is completely fraudulent and designed to cheat victims of their money.
The High Commission has notified police about this scam, and we urge anyone who receives this sms to report it to the authorities.
Ramadan message from Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP
I extend to Muslims in Australia, and throughout the world, best wishes for the holy month of Ramadan, which begins this week.
Ramadan is a time for reflection, spiritual devotion and renewal. Muslim families around the world come together this month to celebrate their faith and their communities. By fasting, and through acts of charity, Muslims also remember those less fortunate than themselves. Read more: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2014/jb_mr_140627a.aspx
Request for return of the Shiva Nataraja idol
On Friday 21 March, the Attorney-General’s Department received a request from the Government of India under the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 (PMCH Act) for the return of the Shiva Nataraja idol.
Australia - part of Asia, and a global success story
Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Patrick Suckling, has welcomed a new report which vividly illustrates why Australia is a great place to do business. Read more
New Smartraveller Business Travel Advice
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has launched a Smartraveller business travel web page to advise Australian businesses operating overseas: www.smartraveller.gov.au/business.Many Australian businesses are now global in scope and even small businesses are operating in remote locations. Consequently, the ability to work safely in a variety of situations and locations is more critical than ever. Read more.
Australia tougher than ever on illegal boat arrivals
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison, today said anti-people smuggling measures the Australian Government had introduced, including a ban on permanent protection visas for people who arrived before July 19 this year, demonstrated the strength of the Government’s resolve. Read more
For Tamil version of the release, click here.
Australia will support India's membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group
The Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, has announced that Australia will support India's full membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
"I was pleased to inform the Indian External Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid, of the decision of the Australian government to support India's full membership of the NSG, just as we will support India's participation in all of the major export control regimes", said Ms Bishop during her visit to Delhi on 18 November. To read more, click here.
Operation Sovereign Borders
The Australian Government has introduced a tough new policy for managing illegal maritime arrivals by boat to Australia called Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB).
OSB is a military-led border security initiative to stop the boats, to prevent people risking their lives at sea in the hands of criminals, and to preserve the integrity of Australia’s immigration program.
The new policy introduces a rapid transfer process where asylum seekers are transferred to either the country of Papua New Guinea or country of Nauru within 48 hours of arrival in Australia. The new policy also includes the expansion of processing centres in both locations as well as the turning back of asylum seeker boats.
- Commander Operation Sovereign Borders Messages: For the Commander of Operation Sovereign Borders, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell's message about combatting people smuggling, click here: http://www.customs.gov.au/site/offshore-communication-campaign-people-smuggling.asp
- Factsheet: English I Hindi I Urdu I Tamil
More information: http://www.customs.gov.au/site/operation-sovereign-borders.asp
Working with the Commonwealth, Sri Lanka and India
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will participate in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka from 13-15 November.
Australia, as Commonwealth Chair-in-Office, has worked hard to strengthen and reform the Commonwealth to ensure it remains an effective and modern organisation.
The Minister will meet Sri Lankan Government Ministers to discuss trade and investment, human rights and cooperation on combatting people smuggling. Ms Bishop will also meet leading members of Sri Lankan opposition parties. Click here to read more: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/releases/2013/jb_mr_131112.html
Australia and India Advance Strategic Partnership
Media Release from the Office of the Australian Foreign Minister, The Hon Julie Bishop MP: http://foreignminister.gov.au/releases/2013/jb_mr_131101.html
Applying for a passport for a child born through surrogacy – New Policy
New requirements for passport applications involving children born as a result of surrogacy arrangements will take effect from 24 April 2013. Click here for more information.
Important changes to Australia's visitor and business visa programs
From 23 March 2013 the Australian government intends to introduce significant changes to Visitor, Business Visitor (short-stay) and Medical Treatment visas.
Are you an Australian visiting or living in India?
If so, are you registered with the Consular Branch of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade? It is in the interests of all Australian citizens in India to register.
In the current circumstances, Australians in India should maintain a high level of personal security awareness including by monitoring developments that might affect their safety. Read the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's current India travel advice
DFAT's travel advice website Smartraveller.gov.au
Important information for travellers
Visit this page for information on what items must be declared for inspection, what happens if you fail to declare or dispose off any quarantine items or make a false declaration, what happens to seized items and what can't be mailed to Australia. Please click here for information
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इस वेबसाईट पर हिन्दी जानकारी आपकी सुविधा के लिए दी गई है । आपसे अनुरोध है कि यदि आप उच्चायोग में किसी फंड की अर्ज़ी देते हैं , वीज़ा आवेदन करते हैं , नौकरी की अर्ज़ी देते हैं अथवा इस वेबसाईट पर दी गई जानकारी के आधार पर किसी भी प्रकार का लिखित संपर्क स्थापित करते हैं , तो केवल अंग्रेज़ी भाषा का ही प्रयोग करें।