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The Philippines
Embassy address: Level 23-Tower 2 RCBC Plaza 6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, 1200 - Telephone: 757 8100 - Fax: 757 8268

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H.E. Bill Tweddell
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 Trade Minister Andrew Robb delivered in Parliament his 2015 Ministerial Investment Statement. “Our Northern Australia Investment Forum to be held in Darwin in November will attract some of the world’s key investors and fund managers and shine a spotlight on the immense potential of the North. We will showcase investment opportunities and projects across agriculture, resources and energy, tropical health and medical research, tourism and infrastructure. This is a once-in-a generation opportunity and we need to act now”.    

Ambassador Bill Tweddell writes on investment opportunities in Northern Australia in his column for the Philippine STAR.  He invited leading Philippine companies to be part be part of the development to unlock the potential of Northern Australia.

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New Colombo Plan mobility grants to support Australian students to study and work in the Philippines in 2016

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne announced details of projects that will be funded in 2016 under the New Colombo Plan. Australian Government New Colombo Plan mobility grants will support 51 Australian undergraduate students to live, study and undertake work placements in the Philippines next year. Students will travel across the country while studying a broad range of subjects including human rights law, medicine, social work and education. [More...]

Returning Australia Awards scholars aspire to contribute to Philippine development

"The Philippines’ scholars are among the best and brightest in the Asia-Pacific region. It is our hope that through the Australia Awards Scholarships program, the scholars will return home and contribute to economic and social growth, inspired by the new ideas and fresh perspectives they’ve gained in Australia.” [More...]


Fresh picks this season: Australian oranges

The Australian Embassy, in partnership with Citrus Australia and the Victorian Government, recently launched ‘Australian Oranges - Now in Season’, to mark the season and availability of Australian oranges in the Philippines. Filipinos can look forward to enjoying Australian oranges that are not only healthy, fresh, and safe, but also affordable. ‘Australian Oranges - Now in Season’ runs from 28 July to 31 August 2015 in key outlets of Landmark, Robinsons, Rustans, S&R, Shopwise, and SM Supermarkets. [More...]


1,533 families are benefiting from Australia’s shelter recovery program after Typhoon Yolanda

Almost 8,000 individuals or 1,533 families are benefiting from housing formally handed over on 27 July 2015 by the Australian Government as part of its broad assistance to communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda. The Php120 million Australian funding for shelter rehabilitation and construction was implemented by the Catholic Relief Services, Gawad Kalinga, and the Philippine Red Cross, in coordination with Palo Municipality, Tacloban City and the beneficiary and host communities. [More...]

Australian grass-fed beef showcased in top Manila restaurants

A culinary experience awaits diners all over Metro Manila as more than 35 top restaurants participate in the first ever-Australian grass-fed beef promotion. Featuring tailored menus, each restaurant will showcase the unique taste of Australian grass-fed beef, which has been raised exclusively on pasture. 25 July to 23 August 2015. [More...]

ANZAC Day 2015 Centenary Commemoration in Manila – 25 April 2015

On Saturday 25 April 2015 the Australian and New Zealand Embassies in Manila will jointly host the Centenary of ANZAC Day Dawn Service ceremony, at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Tomb of the Unknown Soldier), Fort Bonifacio, Makati City, Metro Manila. The Dawn Service will commence at 5:30am. [More...]

Australian Defence Minister announces the gifting of two Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) to the Philippines

The Australian Government will gift two recently-decommissioned Landing Craft Heavy vessels, including a package of spare parts, to the Philippines Government, the Minister for Defence, Kevin Andrews, announced today. [More...]


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Australia provides further support for recovery and reconstruction following Yolanda

Australia is providing a further Php292 million (A$7.3 million) to support the massive ongoing recovery and reconstruction activities in areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda in November last year. The additional contribution will be provided through the Resilience and Preparedness towards Inclusive Development (RAPID) Program jointly implemented by the Government of the Philippines through the Climate Change Commission, the United Nations Development Program, and the Australian Government. [More...]

Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) is estimated to be the strongest typhoon to make landfall in history. Its scale is immense; more than 13 million people have been affected and an estimated 4 million people have been displaced. Those who survived remain in need of food, shelter and health care.

Get the latest updates on Australian assistance to the people and communities affected by the typhoon here.


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