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Australian award-winning Indigenous band Black Arm Band performs with Taiwanese award-winning Indigenous signer Sanpuy
23 June 2015
When Australian award-winning Indigenous band meets Taiwanese award-winning Indigenous singer. more...
Taipei and Melbourne Co-production <eXchange> will be performed in 2015 Taipei Arts Festival
18 June 2015
Century Contemporary Dance Company from Taiwan and Fragment 31 from Australia will come together to present "eXchange", with three artists from Melbourne and three from Taipei exchanging practice, culture and the experience of life in these two cities. more...
Ms Cathy Raper’s exclusive interview with "Trade Insight Biweekly" magazine
2 June 2015
Read our Representative Ms Cathy Raper’s exclusive interview with "Trade Insight Biweekly" magazine published just this week! Cathy speaks about Australia-Taiwan bilateral trade, education, culture, people-to-people links, as well as her personal experience in Taiwan. Guess where our Representative’s favourite travel spot in Taiwan is? See full report here: http://goo.gl/RvRrbm
Overseas Surcharge for an Australian passport application applies from 1 July 2015
29 May 2015
From 1 July 2015 passport applications lodged overseas will incur an additional fee (overseas surcharge). The additional fee will be A$100 for all adult applications and A$50 for all child applications. The fee will not apply to emergency passport applications.
The CEO of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Professor Aidan Byrne’s visit to Taiwan
29 May 2015
Australian Research Council (ARC) plays a key role in developing Australia’s innovation strategy, facilitating international cooperation and managing a huge component of Australia’s R&D funding. The CEO of the ARC Professor Aidan Byrne visited Taiwan this Monday and delivered a classic Boomerang lunch talk on “Australia’s Innovative Strategy and the Role of International Cooperation”. more...
The Australian Government just announced a new budget, including one policy change which will affect Taiwanese working holiday makers in Australia.
13 May 2015
From 1 July 2016, working holiday makers will no longer be eligible for the tax-free threshold and will pay 32.5% tax from the first dollar earned. This is because working holiday... makers will now be classed as foreign residents for tax purposes. Please note that this change will not be implemented until 1 July 2016. http://www.budget.gov.au/2015-16/content/glossy/tax/html/tax-10.htm
Labour standards in Australia
6 May 2015
Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, has released a statement in response to a program on Australian television which reported allegations of mistreatment of Working Holiday Makers and other temporary visa holders in Australia. more...
The New Colombo Plan
4 May 2015
The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which is promoting student mobility by encouraging more Australian students to undertake study and internships in locations across the Indo-Pacific region. This year sees Taiwan join the NCP, with over fifty of Australia’s top students expected to come to Taiwan in 2015. more...
The 2016 round of the Australian Government’s Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships is now open
30 April 2015
Great news! The 2016 round of the Australian Government’s Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships is now open - and Taiwanese applicants are eligible! If you’d like to study, research or undertake professional development in Australia, check out the information package and apply online here: http://internationaleducation.gov.au/endeavour . Applications close on 30 June 2015. What are you waiting for?