Australian Office
Taipei
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Canning by-election 2015

21 August 2015

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Canning in Western Australia will be held on Saturday 19 September 2015.
Please refer to http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/travelbulletins/canning_by-election_2015 for details.

Alternatively you can visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/canning/ or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or telephone +61 2 6160 2600 for advice on how to vote while overseas. 
 

Go Biking

2 September 2015

Autumn is here with cooler breeze, perfect to go on a bike ride. The Australia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, joined by Taiwan-Australia Alumni Association, will host “Go Biking” from 8.30am followed by brunch at Guandu until 1pm on Saturday 19 September. Alumni, outdoor lovers, families and friends – all welcome. Don’t forget to register via https://goo.gl/Iin3ST if you can make it. See you all there!

 

 

CHEF or CATERING SERVICES SOUGHT

17 August 2015

The Representative of the Australian Office hosts occasional lunches, dinners and other functions at the Australian Residence for invited guests. We would like to create a list of chefs, cooks and caterers who would be interested in providing their services on an ad hoc basis.

We are seeking Expressions of Interest from chefs, cooks and caterers experienced in preparing high-quality meals who would be available for a specific event with about two weeks’ notice.

A usual meal would require the preparation (including pre-purchase of ingredients) of a formal western 4-course menu for up to 16 people using the well-equipped Residence kitchen.

Interested parties should lodge an Expression of Interest with Mr Yeh on (02) 8725-4118 or via email address richard.yeh@dfat.gov.au before 9 September 2015.
 

The New Colombo Plan

30 July 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...

  

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...

 

 


 

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