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Australian-Indian music ensemble to embark on a seven-city India tour

Inter-cultural music ensemble, The Three Seas, is setting sail for a seven-city tour of India as part of Australia Fest. The Three Seas combines traditional Baul music, originally performed by the mystics from West Bengal and Bangladesh, with contemporary Australian jazz, rock and western production aesthetics.

The Three Seas India Tour




Saturday, 15 December

Kochi-Muziris Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard, Fort Kochi

Free entry

Tuesday, 18 December

Kamani Auditorium, Delhi

Free entry

Thursday, 20 December

The Quarter, Royal Opera House, Mumbai

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Saturday, 22 December

Rabindratirtha Auditorium, New Town, Kolkata

Free entry

Sunday, 23 December

Indian Museum, Kolkata

Free entry

Wednesday, 26 December

Kalimpong Town Hall, Kalimpong


Friday 28 December

Baiguney Club, Mahindra Resort, West Sikkim


Sunday 30 December

International Folk Fest, Siliguri Ambuja City Center, Siliguri


Australia awards scholarships to six students to study in India

The Australian government has awarded New Colombo Plan scholarships to six of Australian undergraduates to live, study and gain work experience in India in 2019. According to the New Colombo Plan 2019 India, the scholars will study a broad range of disciplines at leading Indian educational institutions such as the University of Delhi, Punjab University, OP Jindal University and AIIMS. They will also gain real-life work experience of Indian workplaces through internships, practicums, and mentorships with organisations such as Tata Strategic Management Group, UNDP and Supreme Court of India.

Australian Children Authors Tour

Award winning Australian Children Authors, Leigh Hobbs and Meredith Costain were in India as part of Australia Fest to share Australian stories at Bookaroo Festival of Children’s Literature, Jumpstart and school workshops. The Australian Children Authors tour was supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Oz Haat Charity Mela at the Australian High Commission lawns

The Australian High Commission lawns welcomed over 3000 people at its annual Oz Haat charity mela. We were delighted to see happy winter shoppers and enthusiastic kids at Oz Haat Mela. Thank you for making it a big success again this year. 

Australian Government's response to the India Economic Strategy

The Australian Government has endorsed the India Economic Strategy, including 10 short-term and 10 long-term priority recommendations and has agreed to an initial implementation plan across government. Here are some important links for more information:

Australia announces India business partnerships

Foreign Minister Marise Payne announced four new partnerships between business and the Australian Government to enhance our vibrant bilateral relationship with India, and help respond to development challenges. Through the Business Partnerships Platform (BPP), the Australian Government co-funds sustainable businesses that have social and development impact. Congratulations to the four inaugural recipients of the BPP - India Window: Village Energy, Karma Healthcare, Pollinate Energy, and the Madhya Pradesh Poultry Company.

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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