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27 October 2016

2016 Taipei Pride Parade - Joint Press Release more

 

2 September 2016

More Australian students to study in Taiwan more

 

20 April 2016

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

On 19 April, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, Minister for Tourism and International Education, announced that the 2017 round of Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships was open until 30 June.  These prestigious merit-based scholarships and fellowships apply to both overseas citizens who would like to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia and for Australians to do the same overseas. For more information please visit http://australia.org.tw/tpei/endeavourawards.html 

 

7 April 2016

Introducing Australian films for “Spotlight on World Cinema: Rising Stars from Australia and New Zealand”

A heartfelt Australian film, “The Rocket” is about a boy who is believed to bring bad luck leading his family through Laos to find a new home. Along with another two Australian movies, “The Turning” which stars Cate Blanchett and Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) award-winning film “Wish You Were Here”, all are showcased at Wonderful Theater in Taipei (真善美戲院)’s “Spotlight on World Cinema: Rising Stars from Australia and New Zealand” starting from 1 April.

 

22 February 2016

Queensland Local Government Elections and State Referendum. more

 

18 February 2016

Asialink Arts Residencies 2016 Arts Residents. more

 

1 February 2016

If you have brilliant idea of an Australia-Taiwan bilateral project in the areas of arts & culture, education, economic or Australian studies, the Australia-China Council (ACC)’s 2016-17 grant round will open from 1 February 2016 and close on 4 April. The ACC is the Australian Government’s advisory and funding body for strengthening of cultural, education, business, and more broadly, people-to-people relations between Australia and the greater China region including Taiwan. For example in 2015, Chunky Move dance theatre was able to tour to Taiwan successfully with funding support from the ACC. For more info about application criteria and process, please read on! http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/foundations-councils-institutes/australia-china-council/grants/Pages/grants.aspx

 

26 January 2016

2016 Australia Day Message

Catherine Raper, Representative, Australian Office Taipei

People key to growing Australia-Taiwan partnership

Full speach

 

18 January 2016

Taiwan Elections

The Australian Government congratulates Dr Tsai Ing-wen on her victory in the Taiwan elections on 16 January.

The smooth conduct of the elections is a tribute to the strength and maturity of Taiwan’s democracy and to the enthusiastic involvement of the Taiwanese people.

This will be Taiwan’s third peaceful transfer of power since becoming a democracy.

The Democratic Progressive Party has been successful in winning both the presidency and a majority in the legislature.

Australia welcomes continued cross-Strait dialogue, which is important to ongoing regional peace and stability.

Australia will continue to work with Taiwan on an unofficial basis including through our trade and investment ties and our cooperation in science and education. This builds on the close links between the Australian and Taiwanese people.

 

23 October 2015

Five award-winning Australian films will be featured at 2015 Taiwan International Queer Film Festival, which will be kicked off from this Friday on 23 Oct in Taipei, and travels to Taichung and Kaohsiung. Selected Australian films include: “Gayby baby”, “Drown” and short films “Plunge”, “Teagan” and “We are fine”. What a great way to kick start your weekend for a treat of latest Aussie films. For more information about screening schedule and ticketing: www.tiqff.com

 

4 September 2015

On 28 August 2015, the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne released details of the 461 mobility projects that will be funded in 2016 under the New Colombo Plan more

 

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.  more

 

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
 

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.

 

3 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

 

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

 

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

 

5 February 2015

The Australian Office wishes to express our sincerest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the tragic TransAsia Airways plane crash in Taipei. We hope that those who were injured make a speedy recovery.

 

29 January 2015

2015 Australia Day Speech “An Australian Journey” by Catherine Raper, Representative of the Australian Office

Full speech

 

27 August 2014
Melbourne declared “world's most liveable city”, four Australian cities make the top ten. more 

 

21 August 2014
Taiwan-owned Synnex unveils A$45 million automated logistics centre in Western Sydney. more

 

6 August 2014
The Representative of the Australian Office, Mr Kevin Magee, has sent letters to President Ma Ying-Jeou and Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu expressing profound condolences, on behalf of the people of Australia, to the family and loved ones of those who lost their lives in the recent deadly Kaohsiung explosions. more

 

29 July 2014
Australian and Taiwanese scientists discovered new molecule to help understanding hydrogen storage. more

 

24 July 2014
The Representative of the Australian Office, Mr Kevin Magee, today wrote to President Ma Ying-Jeou expressing sincere condolences on behalf of the Australian government and the Australian people to the family and loved ones of those who lost their lives in the tragic plane crash in Penghu.
 

21 July 2014
Australian Junior Women’s Volleyball team beats Macau at the Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship in Taipei. more
 

16 July 2014
Australian team visits Taipei for the 17th Women’s Asian Volleyball Championship. more


2 May 2014
The 2015 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships round is now open. more

 

8 April 2014
Win the Ultimate Gap Year in Australia. more

 

21 March 2014
2014 Australia Day Speech by Mr Kevin Magee, Representative of the Australian Office.
Liveable Australia more

 

November 2013

Congratulations to the Canberra Cavalry on winning the 2013 Asia Series, with a resounding victory in the tournament final at the Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium. more 

 

October 2013

Future Unlimited Digital Campaign - Win a year of study in Australia. more

 

September 2013

Former Governor General, the Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC, AO(Mil), CVO, MC (Retd) was appointed in May by former Prime Minister Julia Gillard to lead Australia’s fundraising efforts for the Diamond Jubilee Trust Australia. more

Representative Magee opens inaugural Australian taught ‘Train the Trainer’ course. more

Better conditions for Australian Working Holiday Makers heading to Taiwan. more

 

August 2013

2013 Australian Federal Election Information. more

 

July 2013

New Awards Celebrate Australian Artists in Asia. more

 

June 2013

ANZAC CENTENARY 2015

The Australian Government has announced ballot arrangements for Australians planning to attend the Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli on 25 April 2015. more

 

May 2013

Representative Kevin Magee presents Australian scholarships to winners of the 2013 Rotary Club of Taipei’s English Speech Contest. more

Hsin-Hsuan Hsieh has been shortlisted as one of the 18 finalists for “Best Jobs in the World”; Australian Representative Kevin Magee offers his congratulation. more

Taiwanese short-listed in Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition. more

 

March 2013

Australia: the top destination for Taiwanese working holiday makers. more

Support the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Fund. more

 

March 2012

The Visa office in Taipei is now closed

The Visa and Citizenship Office of the Australian Consulate-General in Hong Kong is responsible for Australian visa and citizenship matters for applicants in Taiwan. [ More ]
  

 

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