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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's speech at the Indo-Pacific Oration

"Australia and India’s bilateral relationship has continued to strengthen, especially in the strategic and security spheres," said Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, while delivering her second Indo-Pacific Oration in Delhi. "Our people-to-people links are also stronger than ever. Australian residents of Indian origin are the fourth largest group of Australians born overseas, representing close to half a million people, or almost 2% of our total population (this from the latest Census in 2016)," she added. 





Captain Sheldon Williams recognised for 40 years' service in the Royal Australian Navy 

In recognition of 40 years’ service in the Royal Australian Navy, Foreign Minister, the Hon Julie Bishop MP presented Defence Adviser, Captain Sheldon Williams RAN, with his Federation Star. The award recognises Captain Williams long and distinguished career as a maritime logistics specialist and is an acknowledgement of his service.

During his time in the Navy Captain Williams has had many seagoing and shore based postings. He conducted HMAS SYDNEY's world-circumnavigation in 1990, operational service in the Middle East and he has undertaken exchange positions with the US Navy. Captain Williams played an integral role in supporting the  Australian Government's national humanitarian relief effort to the  South East Asian Tsunami in 2004 and the Pakistan earthquake in 2005.  He commanded the major Navy establishment HMAS CERBERUS, near Melbourne, and was Navy’s Training Authority-Logistics in 2008-09. 

 A graduate of India’s National Defence College, Captain Williams also holds Master’s degrees from Deakin University in Victoria and the University of Madras. He is now posted to India as Australia’s Defence Adviser.


High Commissioner HE Ms Harinder Sidhu awards certificates to successful trainees at SETU

High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu recently awarded certificates to the first batch of 97 trainees who successfully completed their course at the SETU (Skill and Empower the Un-Served) skill centre, Behrampur Colony, Ghaziabad. The centre is supported by the Australian High   Commission’s Direct Aid Program and contributes towards the Australian Government’s commitment to improve gender equality and the empowerment of women

Australia and India sign MoU to strengthen collaboration between textile and apparel sectors

Australia and India signed an MoU to strengthen the collaboration between the textile and apparel sectors of the countries. The MoU was signed by our Deputy High Commissioner Chris Elstoft and Indian Development Commissioner Handlooms and Handicrafts, Mr Shantmanu, in the presence of Indian Textiles Minister Smriti Irani.

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