Australia condemns terrorist attack in Uri
A statement from the Acting Australian High Commissioner to India, Mr Chris Elstoft:
"Australia strongly condemns the terrorist attack on the Indian Army base in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, on 18 September.
We extend our condolences and sympathies to the victims and their families during this difficult time.
Australia and India, as two strong democracies, have a shared interest in combatting terrorism in all its forms to ensure peace and stability in our region.
We will continue to work closely on counter-terrorism cooperation under the Australia-India Framework for Security Cooperation."
ACT Election 2016
The ACT Legislative Assembly election will be held on Saturday 15 October 2016.
Eligible electors should vote before leaving Australia at an early voting centre or utilise the online postal vote application system. Postal voting is the only way for electors outside of Australia to cast a vote during the polling period.
High Commissioner's latest speeches
High Commissioner's Speech at the International River Symposium (12/09/16) - Read more
High Commissioner's Speech: Policy Research Workshop on the Food-Energy-Water Nexus in the Eastern Gangetic Plains (EGP) - Read more
More Australian students to study in India
The Australian Government’s flagship New Colombo Plan education program will support 890 Australian undergraduate students to study and undertake work placements in India in 2017. In its third year, India remains once again one of the most popular destinations for Australian students. Read more.
Australian ultra-marathoner Samantha Gash running for children’s education in India
Kicked off on 22 August, Samantha Gash, an endurance athlete from Australia and a passionate advocate for social change, has begun a 3800 km run across India. Samantha’s Run India Project will take her from Jaisalmer in Rajasthan to Mawsynram in Meghalaya to raise funds for the education of underprivileged children in India. Read more.
Support for Festival of India in Australia 2016
The Turnbull Coalition Government has announced $250,000 to support the Confluence Festival of India in Australia 2016. Click link: http://www.minister.communications.gov.au/mitch_fifield/news/support_for_festival_of_india_in_australia_2016#.V5ce241f2po
Direct Aid Program 2016/17 grant round opens
Our 2016/17 Direct Aid Program grant round is now open. The program supports projects that have a strong development focus, contribute to poverty reduction, and strengthen communities in India and Bhutan. Apply now at https://dap.smartygrants.com.au/NDLI2016-17R1.
Direct Aid Program supports projects that have a strong development focus, contribute to poverty reduction, and strengthen communities in India and Bhutan. Over the past decade, DAP has built linkages and fostered relationships between Australia and these communities. Read more