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Australia to host major cultural festival in India

High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu, today unveiled the program of Australia Fest – a festival that will bring the best of Australian culture and creativity to India. To be staged across 20 Indian cities, #AustraliaFest will feature music, art, food, film, literature, dance, theatre, sport and much more.  

Development4All report released by the High Commissioner 

To mark the inaugural Disability Awareness Week observed by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu released a #Development4All report.  Jointly prepared with Samarthanam Trust, the report summarises key initiatives taken as part of our Direct Aid Program to address disability rights and empowerment. 

High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu marks the release of ‘An India Economic Strategy to 2035: Navigating from Potential to Delivery’

“The strategy charts a course to bringing India into the top tier of Australia’s economic partners,” said High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu in her remarks at an event to mark the release of Australia’s India Economic Strategy in New Delhi. The report, prepared by Peter Varghese AO - former Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and former High Commissioner to India - was commissioned by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on his visit to India last year. The event was organised in collaboration with ICRIER.  

India Economic Strategy Released

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull released Australia’s India Economic Strategy in Brisbane. The strategy, led by former DFAT Secretary Peter Varghese, is an ambitious plan to grow the economic partnership between India and Australia out to 2035.

Media release: India Economic Strategy | Full report is available at

Capturing India’s economic transformation (video link or watch below)

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