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Panel Discussion on Promoting Inclusive Development in Mongolia will be held

Disability inclusive development provides opportunities for people with disabilities to participate on an equal basis to others and realise their full potential.

 

Frequent Traveller Passports

The Frequent Traveller passport (FTP) will be discontinued from 1 December 2017.  More information can be found here

 

Australian by-elections

2017 Bennelong by-election

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Bennelong in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 16 December 2017.

You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of Bennelong, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Monday 20 November 2017.

In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.

You can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.

For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/Bennelong or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or telephone +61 2 6113 4777 or +61 2 6160 2600.

 

2017 New England by-election

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of New England in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 2 December 2017.

You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of New England, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Friday 3 November 2017.

In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.

You can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.

For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/new-england or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or telephone +61 2 6113 4777 or +61 2 6160 2600.

 

2017 Queensland State General Election

The 2017 Queensland State General Election will be held on Saturday, 25 November 2017.

For more information, visit the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) website at http://www.ecq.qld.gov.au/

Electors can contact the ECQ directly by telephone: +61 7 3035 8107 (charges may apply), or email ecq@ecq.qld.gov.au

 

Australia's Great Bark Artists' exhibition tours Darkhan-Uul Province

"Old Masters: Australia's Great Bark Artists" international touring exhibition opens in Darkhan-Uul Province Museum between 20 November and 20 December 2017.

 

Australia shares disability inclusiveness policy and practices with Mongolia

The Australian Government is committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in developing countries.

 

Ten organisations received Direct Aid Program funding for FY2017-18

Ten out of well over 500 applicants for Australia’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) will receive the funding that totals AUD240 thousand in 2017 and 2018.

 

Mongolia Launches Its First Geological Metadata System

The Mineral Resource and Petroleum Authority of Mongolia launched Mongolia’s first Geological Metadata Catalogue System with financial and technical support from the Australian Government.

 

2017-18 Direct Aid Program (DAP) small grants scheme - Outcome

Congratulations to the 10 organisations selected for funding under the 2017-18 Direct Aid Program in Mongolia, and a thank you to the record number of organisations applying for DAP grants. Applications were generally of high quality and the process was very competitive. A full list of successful projects and feedback to unsuccessful applicants can be found here.

 

Australia’s Consular Strategy 2017-2019

Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP, has launched the Australia Government’s Consular Strategy 2017-19, which will guide Australia’s consular priorities for the next three years and ensure our service maintains world’s best practice. 

 

Ambassador Paid a Courtesy Call on President

Am­bassador Langtry congratulated the Presi­dent on his election, and handed over a congratulatory letter from Australian Gov­ernor-General Peter Cosgrove. 

 

Cricket Coach Arrives from Australia

Coach Moran is the most recent of many Australian volunteers who have come to Mongolia through Australian Volunteers for International Development program.

 

"Old Masters: Australia's Great Bark Artists" presented

Australian Embassy in Mongolia together with the National Museum of Australia presented "Old Masters: Australia's Great Bark Artists" exhibition for the first time in Mongolia.

 

Australia's National Reconciliation Week

This year Reconciliation Week marks two significant milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey. It marks the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and the 25th anniversary of the Mabo High Court decision.

 

Jazz festival was held on 20 May 2017 at Shangri-La Mall courtyard

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Australia-Mongolia diplomatic relations, the Australian Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Relations were pleased to host the well-known Australian jazz band, "The Syncopators". The Syncopators and  the Jazz Train featuring singers Naagii and Ariu provided a free fun-filled concert on 20 May 2017 in the Shangri-La forecourt with the audoence enjoying Australian food and beverages.

 

Australia Day was observed in Mongolia for the first time

The Australian Embassy in Ulaanbaatar hosted an Australian National Day reception on Friday, 3 February 2017 to celebrate the birth of Australia and Australia’s partnership with Mongolia.

 

2016

Human Rights Day 

Today on 10 December 2016, we commemorate Human Rights Day. It was on this day 68 years ago that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

 

Australia and Mongolia signed Memorandum of Understanding

On Friday, 25 November, Mr Choijilsuren Battogtokh, MP and the Finance Minister and Mr John Langtry, Australia’s Ambassador to Mongolia signed a Memorandum of Understanding that defines the terms of cooperation between the two Governments in support of Mongolia's development needs.

 

DAP Signing Ceremony was held

On Thursday 17 November 2016, Ambassador John Langtry awarded grants to ten organisations selected under the Direct Aid Program (DAP).

 

DAP Recipients of Mongolia: 2016-2017

A total of 120 applications were received for the 2016-2017 DAP grants. Please click here for selected list of grantees.

 

A Courtesy Call to the Prime Minister was paid

On Wednesday 9 November 2016, Mr John Langtry, Australian Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Mongolia paid a courtesy call to Mr Erdenebat J., the Prime Minister of Mongolia.

 

Melbourne Cup in Mongolia

On Tuesday, 1 November 2016, Australian Embassy in Ulaanbaatar observed the Melbourne Cup for the first time in Mongolia. Melbourne Cup is Australia’s annual horse racing tournament that is equivalent of Mongolia’s Naadam.

 

More Australian students to study in Mongolia

Thirty five Australian undergraduate students will study and undertake work placements in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in 2017 through the Australian Government’s flagship New Colombo Plan education program.

 

Meet the Mongolians of the  Australia Global alumni Network

Since 1993, over 400 Mongolians studied in Australia under the Australia Awards Scholarship. Currently, a thousand more Mongolians study in Australia by funding their own education. Over one hundred Mongolians representing the Parliament of Mongolia, government agencies, public and private sector gather on 16 September 2016. 

 

Ambassador hosted a reception for Australian and Mongolian doctors

On Monday 15 August 2016, Ambassador John Langtry hosted a reception for an Australian specialist medical team from Interplast and their Mongolian counterparts including the directors and doctors of the Mongolian Society of Anaesthetists and Burns Department, National Trauma and Orthopaedic Research Centre.

 

Australian Ambassador handed over his credentials to the President of Mongolia

Australia's first resident Ambassador to Mongolia, Mr John Langtry presented credentials to His Excellency Mr Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, President of Mongolia on 22 December 2015. The Ambassador's Introductory remarks are as follows.

 

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