Australian Embassy
Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

Press Statements 2012

13 December 2012

Australian Ambassador monitors MEDEP in Dolakha and Ramechhap

Australian Ambassador to Nepal, HE Susan Grace visited the districts of Dolakha and Ramechhap to monitor Micro-Enterprise Development Program (MEDEP) activities supported by AusAID.

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5 December 2012

31 scholars receive Australian scholarships

Education Secretary Mr Suresh Man Shrestha and Australian Ambassador to Nepal, HE Susan Grace, handed over Australia Awards to Nepali recipients at a function organised by the Embassy on Wednesday, 5 December 2012.

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28 October 2012

Australia in the Asian Century White Paper: Australia's Roadmap for Navigating the Asian Century

Prime Minister Julia Gillard released the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper on 28 October 2012, a roadmap showing how Australia can be a winner in the Asian century.

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Australia in the Asian Century White Paper - Nepal country profile
Australia in the Asian Century White Paper - full version

2 October 2012

Training to journalist begins in Pyuthan

Australian Ambassador to Nepal, HE Susan Grace, on 2 October 2012 inaugurated a five-day training program for journalists in Khalanga, the district headquarters of Pyuthan.

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26 September 2012

Label-Free Travel to Australia

Australia will introduce label-free visa travel arrangements from 1 October 2012.

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23 September 2012

Australian Ambassador to Nepal, HE Susan Grace, on Saturday 23 September inaugurated "Weaving Art and Change" at the Siddartha Art Gallery in Kathmandu.

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15 August 2012

Australian Embassy Funds Seven Projects Worth NPR 9.71 million

On 15 August 2012, the Australian Ambassador to Nepal, HE Susan Grace handed over funds worth approx. NPR 9.71 million (AUD 114,733) to seven organisations to conduct several development projects.

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8 August 2012

Mr Marles speaking on disaster risk reduction in Nepal on AusAID's YouTube channel:

http://www.ausaid.gov.au/HotTopics/Pages/Display.aspx?QID=758
http://www.ausaid.gov.au/HotTopics/Pages/Display.aspx?QID=692
http://www.ausaid.gov.au/countries/southasia/nepal/pages/promoting-opps.aspx

7 August 2012

Mr Marles meets Nepalese Prime Minister

Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Richard Marles met Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai and Deputy Prime Minister Narayan Kaji Shreshta.

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6 August 2012

Foreign Affairs Parliamentary Secretary Richard Marles media statement

"I would like to thank the Ministers and senior Government of Nepal officials I have met with, today, for very productive and informative meetings. These frank exchanges highlight the strengths of Australia and Nepal’s development partnership which builds on more than 50 years of diplomatic relations."

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6 August 2012

The Hon Richard Marles MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs to visit Nepal, Brunei and Republic of Korea.

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30 May 2012

The Australian Embassy's Deputy Head of Mission, Damien Dunn, handed over medical equipment to three hospitals on 30 May 2012 under the Embassy's Direct Aid Program for 2011-12.

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25 May 2012

Australian Ambassador to Nepal, HE Susan Grace, handed over 1,300 pairs of protective spectacles to the head of the Metropolitan Traffic Office, DIG Ganesh Rai, at a program held at the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (TIO) on Friday, 25 May 2012.

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27 April 2012

Nepalese students better supported through landmark ‘International Code of Ethics’ for education agent

Australia’s Ambassador to Nepal, Ms Susan Grace, today applauded the new ‘International Code of Ethics’ for education agents. The Code aims to ensure all international students, including Nepalese students, receive professional and ethical service when they use agents to help them apply to Australian institutions.

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Attachment to the London Statement (16 KB)

18 April 2012

Training to journalists begins in Dhankuta

Australian Ambassador to Nepal, HE Susan Grace, on 18 April 2012 inaugurated a five-day training program for journalists in Dhankuta.

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16 April 2012

Australian Government funds INSEC through its 2011-12 Human Rights Grant Scheme

Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), has been awarded NPR8.2 million (AUD99,370) to conduct a joint forum for major human rights NGOs in Nepal and to coordinate human rights monitoring and reporting, both domestically and internationally.

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21 March 2012

Future Unlimited video animates global education campaign

Australian Embassy Chargé d'affaires, Damien Dunn, launched an eye-catching video promoting Australia’s international education sector under its new brand, Future Unlimited.

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19 March 2012

AUSTRALIAN SPORTS OUTREACH PROGRAM (ASOP)
SPORT DEVELOPMENT GRANT

Through its 2011-12 Australian Sports Outreach Program (ASOP), the Australian Government has provided NPR1.646 million (AUD19,538) to the Blue Diamond Society (BDS) to undertake a project aimed at using sport to tackle the social stigmas associated with the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered and intersex community in Nepal.

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11 March 2012

The Australian Embassy's Deputy Head of Mission, Damien Dunn, inaugurated a five-day training program for journalists in Gulariya of Bardiya district on Sunday, 11 March 2012.

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29 February 2012

The Australian Embassy organised a series of documentary film shows and discussions on caste-based discrimination to celebrate International Women's Day 2012

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10 February 2012

Australian Ambassador to Nepal, HE Susan Grace, visited a cervical and breast cancer screening camp in Sita Nandan Raya Memorial Hospital in Bramarpura of Mahottari district on 9 February.

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3 February 2012

The Australian Ambassador to Nepal, HE Susan Grace, in an interview with the Nepali Times on 3 Feb 2012, stressed the need to improve the situation of women in Nepal. (16KB)

15 January 2012

Australian Ambassador Inaugurates Media Projects In Myagdi And Baglung

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12 January 2012

Australian Children's Musical 'Splat From 12-13 January 2012

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