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Welcome to the Australian High Commission in Malta
The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust
Help eradicate avoidable blindness in Commonwealth countries
and assist the development of Young Leaders
The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust was established at the 2011 CHOGM in Perth to celebrate The Queen’s sixty year contribution to the Commonwealth.
The Trust seeks to have an enduring impact on the lives of those who live within the Commonwealth through two initiatives:
• Reducing avoidable blindness in Commonwealth countries by eliminating trachoma and tackling diabetic retinopathy; and
• Developing the skills of young leaders through a leadership awards scheme.
Funds will be raised and applied across the Commonwealth, but the focus on blindness will be very relevant to our region, since trachoma and diabetes-related blindness are considerable problems in the South Pacific as well as South Asia and Africa. Trachoma also continues to be prevalent in remote areas of Australia and some Trust work will be undertaken in Australian Indigenous communities.
In May 2012, then Prime Minister Gillard announced a $5 million contribution to the Trust by the Australian Government. She also appointed former Governor-General Major General Michael Jeffery to lead the nation’s fundraising efforts for the Trust as Australia’s country representative. Major General Jeffery has written an open letter to Australians overseas.
A national fund raising entity, the Diamond Jubilee Trust Australia, has been established in order to allow Australian contributors to make tax deductible donations. This has an Australian Board of Trustees with Major General Jeffery as Chairman.
A website for the Trust’s Australian donors is now available at www.jubileetrust.org.au . Australian tax-deductible donations to the Trust can be made directly through that website.
Donations will be matched by the UK Government and donors’ details will be stored in perpetuity at Windsor Castle.
Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, The Hon. Andrew Robb AO MP launches Win Your Future Unlimited Competiton for international students
The main prize winner will receive one year of study in Australia in 2014, including flights, tuition, accommodation, a stipend and an opportunity for an internship. For futher information on how to enter please click on the Minister's Media release at http://trademinister.gov.au/releases/2013/ar_mr_130930.html
The Win Your Future Unlimited competition will run from 1 October to 18 November 2013. Before the winner is announced on 17 December 2013, seven finalists will also fly to australia for a ten day study tour, including visits to tertiary institutions across the country. To enter the competition, potential students should visit www.futureunlimited.com.au and complete four simple steps to create their own unique digital postcard.
Australia's Migration Policy Announcement
of 19 July 2013
Australia's migration policy has changed.
Information and factsheets reflecting the changes to Australia's migration policy is available on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection web site
A Joint Press Conference held on the 19 July 2013 by the Prime Minister of Australia, Mr Kevin Rudd and Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Mr Peter O'Neill announced a new resettlement arrangement between Australia and Papua New Guinea.
IN AN EMERGENCY
8.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday
except for public holidays
Australian High Commission
24-hour Consular Assistance
Register your presence in Malta or Tunisia with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PASSPORT APPLICANTS
Interviews for passport applications and passport renewals will be conducted by Appointment Only between 8.30 am and 12.30 pm Monday to Friday except for public holidays.
For an Appointment phone (+356) 21338201
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR VISA APPLICANTS
The Australian High Commission in Malta does not issue visas.
Please go to the link above for all information on how and where to apply for visas.