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Serving the interests of Australia and Australians in Taiwan

 

Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has issued a Level 2 Epidemic Warning for all of Taiwan.  We ask all members of our community to respect and adhere to the CECC’s directions, designed to keep us all safe.

The Australian Office is still providing passport / notarial services by appointment only. Please refer to our travel advice https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/search?search=Taiwan and social media pages for further updates..



Australian Update on COVID-19

For the latest information on Australia’s entry requirements, visit COVID-19 and the border

 

Further Information

Australian Government Coronavirus Information:   www.australia.gov.au

Department of Health:   www.health.gov.au

Department of Home Affairs:   www.homeaffairs.gov.au

Smartraveller:  www.smartraveller.gov.au

“Coronavirus Australia” app:  available for download in the Apple App Store or Google Play

 

Australia-Taiwan Friendship Year

 

40 years, 40 stories

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Latest News

 

Great News for prospective students and Working Holiday Makers

25 January 2022

Students who travel to Australia before 19/3, and Working Holiday Makers who travel before 19/4, can now apply for a refund of their visa fees. This applies to both existing and new visa holders. You can apply for your refund up to 31/12/2022. Further details:  

Temporary relaxation of working hours for student visa holders
Further Flexibility for Working Holiday Makers

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield at SEMICON TAIWAN 2021 

29 December 2021

Full Remarks

 

Joint Statement on the 2021 GCTF Joint Committee Meeting

17 December 2021

Joint Statement

 

Prime Minister Morrison's Address at the Summit for Democracy

11 December 2021

Transcript

 

Statement by Foreign Minister Marise Payne on Human Rights Day

10 December 2021

Full Statement

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield at the ANZCham Taipei 2021 Discussion Paper Launch  

7 December 2021

Full Remarks

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield - Asia Pacific Triennial and Indigenous Contemporary Art from Taiwan  

3 December 2021

Full Remarks

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield at the Kaohsiung Launch of ‘40 Years, 40 Stories’ and Australia-Taiwan Friendship Year

15 November 2021

Full Remarks

 

Statement by Representative Bloomfield on Australia-Kaohsiung Cooperation

15 November 2021

Full Statement

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield at Virtual GCTF Conference on The Implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

4 November 2021

Full Remarks

 

Prime Minister Morrison’s National Statement at COP26

1 November 2021

Transcript

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield at Virtual GCTF Workshop on Women’s Participation In Public Life

27 October 2021

Full Remarks

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield at the Launch of ‘40 Years, 40 Stories’ and Australia-Taiwan Friendship Year

26 October 2021

Full Remarks

 

Australia-Taiwan Friendship Year: Celebrating 40 years of the Australian Office

26 October 2021

Press release

 

Statement by Representative Jenny Bloomfield on Australia-Taoyuan Cooperation

27 September 2021

Full Statement

 

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield at Virtual GCTF Workshop on Building Disaster Resilience

24 September 2021

Full Remarks

 

Australia-Taiwan Hydrogen Trade and Investment Dialogue - Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield

30 July 2021

Full Remarks

 

Joint Media Release on Hydrogen Trade and Investment by the Australian Office, Taipei and the Ministry of Economic Affairs

29 July 2021

Full Joint Media Release

 

Prime Minister Morrison's Remarks at APEC Virtual Informal Leaders' Meeting

16 July 2021

Transcript

 

Prime Minister Morrison’s Address to the Perth USAsia Centre – Perth, Western Australia

9 June 2021

Transcript

 

Joint press release

25 May 2021

The Australian Office, Taipei, the American Institute in Taiwan, and the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association support Taiwan’s meaningful engagement with the World Health Organization and participation as an observer in the World Health Assembly here.  Read our joint press release here.

 

Representative Jenny Bloomfield’s op-ed published in the Taipei Times

21 May 2021

Securing a worldwide COVID-19 recovery - Taipei Times

 

Representative Jenny Bloomfield’s op-ed published in the Liberty Times

18 May 2021

自由廣場》確保全球疫情後全面復甦

 

Prime Minister Morrison’s Remarks, Leaders Summit on Climate Change

22 April 2021

Transcript

 

Representative Jenny Bloomfield’s op-ed published in the Liberty Times

22 April 2021

自由開講》共創「低」排放「高」經濟成長的未來

 

International Women's Day Lunch

“Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”

Remarks by Representative Jenny Bloomfield

11 March 2021

Full Speech

 

Representative Jenny Bloomfield’s op-ed published in the Liberty Times

8 March 2021

自由廣場》婦女節談女性領導者

 

Representative Jenny Bloomfield’s op-ed published in the United Daily News

22 February 2021

走過疫情  共迎更好未來

 

Representative Jenny Bloomfield’s op-ed published in the Liberty Times

8 February 2021

自由廣場》「牛」轉新機 澳台關係的關鍵時刻與機會

 

Representative Jenny Bloomfield’s op-ed published in the Taipei Times

8 February 2021

Working together for our shared values - Taipei Times

 

Representative Bloomfield’s New Year’s address to Australian Office staff

5 February 2021

Full Speech

 

New Australian Representative in Taiwan Ms Jenny Bloomfield will commence her appointment on 1 Feb

27 January 2021

More information

 

 

Representative Cowan's Rediscover Australia Rediscover Taiwan event

13 November 2020

Full Speech

 

Representative Cowan's Taiwan-Australia Business Networking Meeting Address 

27 October 2020

Full Speech

 

Representative Cowan's speech at Taiwan Council of Agriculture’s Press Conference on Organic Equivalency Recognitions 

14 August 2020

Full Speech

 

Representative Cowan's speech at Nan Der Rotary Club

23 July 2020

Representative Cowan joined the Nan Der Rotary Club on 21 July to learn about the excellent work they are doing in the Taiwanese community, and to share with them some of the highlights of Australia and Taiwan’s cooperation.

Full Speech

 

Australia Foreign Minister Hon Marise Payne joined Canada and United Kingdom in the statement on Hong Kong national security legislation

25 May 2020

https://www.foreignminister.gov.au/minister/marise-payne/media-release/joint-statement-hong-kong-national-security-legislation

 

Australia supports Taiwan’s involvement in the World Health Organization’s work and Taiwan’s participation as an observer at the World Health Assembly

14 May 2020

As COVID-19 has shown so starkly, a global pandemic requires a global response. This includes cooperation and information flows among all relevant health authorities. Taiwan has demonstrated a first-rate health system response and has valuable expertise to share. Australia supports Taiwan’s involvement in the World Health Organization’s work and Taiwan’s participation as an observer at the World Health Assembly. There has never been a better time, nor a greater need, to work with all relevant partners to beat COVID-19 and respond to global health issues. Health for all.

 

Australia pledged AUD 352 million towards the global effort to fight COVID-19

6 May 2020

COVID-19 is putting us all to the test and the world’s best and brightest medical minds and researchers are working tirelessly to find a vaccine for COVID-19.  Australia has pledged AUD 352 million towards the global effort to fight COVID-19 and find a safe, accessible and affordable vaccine. https://www.pm.gov.au/media/coronavirus-global-response-international-pledging-event

 

Australia’s New air freight network to boost agricultural and fisheries exports

5 May 2020

A new network of 15 air freight service providers and freight forwarders has been established by the Morrison-McCormack Government to accelerate delivery of agricultural and fisheries exports into key overseas markets.

In the first three weeks of its operation, over 560 Australian businesses have registered their interest in utilising the International Freight Assistance Mechanism and agreements for 55 freight flights have already been secured. 

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the network would allow the International Freight Assistance Mechanism to ramp-up assistance to exporters and re-establish global supply chains.

MEDIA RELEASE

 

Winner of the 2019 Australia-Taiwan Alumni Ideas Challenge competition

9 March 2020

The Australian Office was proud to announce Ms Yu-Han Chen as winner of the 2019 Australia-Taiwan Alumni Ideas Challenge competition.

Building on her experience as an alumna of Monash University, Ms Chen’s idea “When Maths Meets Literature” will encourage students from Australia and Taiwan to work together to expand their skills in math and literature. Congratulations Yu-Han.

 

 

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