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Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships
The Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships offer Canadians the chance to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Canadians who wish to apply for the 2014 round must do so by 30 June 2013.
Anzac Day in Ottawa
The Australian and New Zealand High Commissions commemorated Anzac Day on Thursday 25 April at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. Canada's Minister of National Defence, the Hon. Peter MacKay P.C., M.P., Canadian Forces personnel, veterans and Australians and New Zealanders in Ottawa joined the High Commissioners of Australia and New Zealand for a traditional morning service.
Australian Governor-General's visit to Canada
At the invitation of the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Rt Hon David Johnston, and the Government of Canada, Australia's Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, and Mr Michael Bryce AM AE visited Canada from Tuesday 2 April to Sunday 7 April 2013.
On 5 April, the Governor-General gave a keynote address at the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa. The speech focused on Australia's multicultural history and future.
Charter of the Commonwealth tabled in Australian Parliament
On 20 March Prime Minister Julia Gillard tabled the Charter of the Commonwealth in Australian Parliament.
ANZAC Day 2013
ANZAC Day, Australia and New Zealand's most important national day of commemoration, will be observed in a number of cities across Canada around 25 April 2013.
Australia's new National Cultural Policy, Creative Australia, represents a fresh expression of the values and priorities that will sustain Australia as a richly creative society in the 21st century.
International Women's Day 2013
On International Women's Day, Australia's leaders have added their voices to the global call to end violence against women and girls.
Domestically and internationally – including through our aid program and advocacy – Australia is promoting a world where women and girls can thrive and where their safety is guaranteed.
Australia Day 2013
The High Commission celebrated Australia Day in 2013 with Dinner at the Movies hosted at the Canadian War Museum.
Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust
All Australians in Canada are encouraged to donate to the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust. The Trust aims to eradicate avoidable blindness in Commonwealth countries, as well as developing young leaders through its leadership awards scheme. The Australian Government has pledged up to $5 million to the Trust.
Australian Federal Election
The Australian federal election will be held on 14 September, 2013. Arrangements for voting at the High Commission in Ottawa will be published on this page closer to the election.
Follow the High Commissioner on Twitter
High Commissioner Louise Hand is now on Twitter. Follow the High Commissioner for the latest Australia-Canada news and more.
Foreign Ministers at World Economic Forum
Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Bob Carr and Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird met at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
High Commissioner on CTV Power Play
High Commissioner Louise Hand was interviewed by Don Martin for CTV Power Play's Embassy Row.
Video interview with Australian High Commissioner
High Commissioner Louise Hand recently discussed the Australia-Canada relationship in an interview for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's YouTube channel.
Australia in the Asian Century: White Paper released
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has launched a White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century. The paper sets out a roadmap to guide Australia to become a more prosperous and resilient nation at a time when Asia is undergoing an unprecedented transformation.
Australia on United Nations Security Council
Having been elected to serve as a non-permanent member on the United Nations Security Council for 2013 and 2014, Australia now has a direct hand in shaping solutions to the world’s most pressing security challenges.
Public Consultation: ANZAC Day Services at Gallipoli in 2015
Many Australians would like to attend the commemoration of the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli in 2015. To provide an opportunity for a wide range of Australians to attend these commemorations, the Government has decided to hold a ballot for allocating ‘attendance passes’. Those who would like to participate in the consulation process can visit the Department of Veterans' Affairs below and complete an online survey.