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LATEST NEWS 2014
Australia-Malaysia Muslim Exchange Program
17 December: A group of six Australian Muslim youth leaders were in Kuala Lumpur recently for the Australia-Malaysia Muslim Exchange Program. Read more...
Martin Place siege
16 December: The Martin Place siege ended today, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the two deceased hostages, the wounded and the other hostages. Read more...
New Colombo Plan students to Malaysia announced
11 December: The Australian Government has announced recently the successful Australian undergraduates who will be living, studying and working in Malaysia under the New Colombo Plan in 2015. Read more...
Sports Diplomacy: DFAT hosts AFC Asian Cup Trophy
9 December: The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade welcomed the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup trophy in Canberra with representatives from the diplomatic corps. Read more...
New strategy for world class consular service
3 December: Minister for Foreign Affairs Ms Julie Bishop launched the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's three-year Consular Strategy that will maintain Australia's consular service as world's best practice. Read more...
Private-sector support for New Colombo Plan
2 December: Three Australian businesses will support the New Colombo Plan by partnering with the Australian Government to deliver cross-cultural training to students preparing to study in the region. Read more...
New Colombo Plan 2015 scholars announced
2 December: A group of 69 Australian undergraduates have been awarded the New Colombo Plan scholarships to live, study and work in the Indo-Pacific region in 2015. Read more...
Celebrating 40 years of Australian aid
2 December: A photographic exhibition - Close Up: Celebrating 40 years of Australian aid - was launched in Canberra to showcase the history and achievements of Australia's aid program. Read more...
Australia open for business events
28 November: The Australian Government launched a new initiative to attract more international business events to Australian shores. Read more...
New Colombo Plan mobility grants announced
24 November: More than 3,000 Australian students will live, play and work in the Indo-Pacific region next year under the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan. Read more...
Changes to resettlement program in Indonesia another blow to people smugglers
18 November: The Australian Government announces changes to Australia's refugee resettlement program in Indonesia as part of its ongoing work in the region to strip people smugglers of a product to sell to vulnerable men, women and children. Read more...
G20 Plan exceeds 2 per cent growth as leaders commit to extra economic reforms
16 November: The combined growth strategies of G20 member nations will equate to 2.1 per cent new growth and inject an additional $2 trillion into the world economy and create millions of jobs. Read more...
G20 decisions make global economy more resilient
16 November: G20 leaders at the Brisbane Summit endorsed a range of measures to make the global economy more resilient to future shocks and to protect business and consumer interests. Read more...
50th Australia in Brief publication showcases our country
17 October: The latest edition of Australia in Brief provides an authoritative overview of the country's history, the land, its people and way of life, economic, scientific and cultural achievements, and foreign, trade and defence policies. Read more...
The way to Australia through people smuggling remains closed
30 July: The Australian Government continues its work with regional partners to disrupt people smuggling ventures. Read more...
An Iftar to remember
25 July: The Australian High Commission hosted an Iftar reception at the High Commissioner's residence. Read more...
Supporting Australian business to build links in Asia
4 July: Minister for Trade and Investment, Mr Andrew Robb AO, announced this week the grants under the Asian Business Engagement Plan program – aimed at assisting Australian businesses to expand their links in Asia – was awarded to 18 member-based organisations. Read more...
Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations
3 July: The Government of Australia has recently appointed Ms Gillian Bird PSM as Australia's next Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. Read more...
The Australian aid program
2 July: The Australian Government has released a new development policy and performance framework for the Australian aid program. Read more...
Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop's Ramadan message
30 June: In conjunction with the beginning of the fasting month on 29 June, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Julie Bishop, has issued a Ramadan message to Muslims around the world. Read more...
New website showcases Australia's trade with the world
19 June: The Australian Government launched a new interactive website, Australia's Trade at a Glance, which explores the country's trade with the world through an interactive world map, stylised icons and pop-up boxes. Read more...
Australia's Foreign Policy and a Region in Transition
17 June: The Australian High Commissioner, Mr Rod Smith PSM, spoke about the country's foreign policy priority, the strategic importance of the Asia-Pacific region and Australia's relations with key global and regional institutions at an address and roundtable discussion jointly hosted by the High Commission and the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI). Read more...
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INFORMATION FOR AUSTRALIANS
Australians residing abroad for extended periods are encrouaged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
TRAVELLING TO AND FROM AUSTRALIA
From 31 March 2007, the Australian Government introduced enhanced security measures to limit the amount of liquids, aerosols, and gels (LAGs) that can be taken on board international flights as carry-on baggage.
These measures apply to all flights to and from Australia. We recommend that you read the new rules for taking LAGs through security onto international flights and pack your bags in accordance with these new rules before you check-in.
For futher information on studying and living in Australia, please visit the Australian Government website, www.studyinaustralia.gov.au. This website provides information on Australian institutions, courses, scholarships, application process, visa requirements and more. For enquiries, please email Malaysia@StudyInAustralia.gov.au.
The High Commission values the contribution the alumni of all Australian universities bring and endeavours to cultivate stronger and closer links through building and maintaining alumni relations as an important aspect of bilateral education ties between Australia and Malaysia.
We are constantly updating our distinguished alumni database. For more information and registration for future alumni events, please email Ms Patricia Lee.
Internships and Studies in Malaysia
AEI Malaysia is committed to raising the profile of Malaysia as a destination for internships and study experience opportunities for Australian students and to add value to the Australian qualification by facilitating internship opportunities for Malaysian students studying in Australia. For more information, please email AEI.Malaysia@dfat.gov.au.