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Joint Outcomes Statement following bilateral talks between Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull held bilateral talks on 10 November during Prime Minister Turnbull’s visit to Da Nang for the 2017 APEC Summit. The two Prime Ministers had a wide-ranging and productive discussion about the Australia - Viet Nam relationship and regional and international issues of mutual concern. Read more here. Photo: @VNGovtPortal

Logo Competition to Mark 45th Anniversary of Australia-Vietnam Diplomatic Relations

The Australian Embassy and University of Industrial Fine Art is organising a competition to design a logo to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Vietnam (1973-2018). 

The logo competition, which seeks for creative designs that reflect the long-standing and close relationship between the two countries will run from 10 October to 30 November 2017.  Contestants can submit multiple entries online. Logo competition rules and guidance on how to submit logos can be found here.

Launch of Australia in Vietnam Agriculture Strategy

Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston, Australia’s Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources launched the Australia in Vietnam Agriculture Strategy in Can Tho on 24 August 2017. The strategy identifies economic, innovation and security priorities for both nations that offer the greatest returns and maximises common interests. Read more here.

Bennelong by-election 2017

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.

Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey

The Australian Government will proceed with the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey of all Australian on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll. Instructions on survey participation will be published on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website.

Vietnam among Top 5 source countries for international students in Australia

Vietnam is the fourth biggest source country for international students in Australia, according to a recent report by Australian Department of Education and Training.

As of the end of March 2017, there were 19,708 students from Vietnam studying in Australia, comprising 4.1% of all international students. This was an increase of 8.7% compared with the same time in 2016. Read more here

 

Other news

New Colombo Plan


The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to increase the number of Australians studying part of their degree in the region to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Asia and build people-to-people ties. The Plan provides Australian students with the opportunity to study at local universities for up to one year, as well as options for students to undertake internships with local businesses as part of their studies. We are seeking registration from interested companies and organisations to provide internship and mentorship opportunities for Australian students in Vietnam. As a registered member of the New Colombo Plan Internship and Mentorship Network, businesses and other host organisations can access a diverse talent pool and support students in obtaining professional experience in the region. Please register here. For more information, please visit the New Colombo Plan Business Engagement site or contact the New Colombo Plan Secretariat on ncp.business@dfat.gov.au.

A Declaration on Enhancing the Australia-Viet Nam Comprehensive Partnership


Viet Nam and Australia have built strong relations on the basis of mutual respect and interest. The relationship contributes to the peace, stability, cooperation and development of each country as well as the region and the world. Since establishment of diplomatic relations in February 1973, Australia and Viet Nam have developed a substantive, positive and mutually beneficial economic, political and security relationship, reinforced by warm and expanding people-to-people links. This Declaration on Enhancing the Australia-Viet Nam Comprehensive Partnership expresses the wish of our countries to look for opportunities to expand relations further in a mutually beneficial way.

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