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H.E. Amanda Gorely
Australian Ambassador to the Philippines


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The Australian Embassy announces the opening of the second round of the Alumni Grant Scheme (AGS).  Proposals will be accepted from 26 January to 29 February 2016. The scheme will support short-term projects (3-5 months) and activities of the alumni that highlight Australian education, strengthen linkages between Australia and the Philippines, and contribute to the development of the Philippines.

Identified priority areas of the Australian Government:

  • Economic Growth
  • Governance
  • Peace and Stability

The AGS enables Australian alumni to harness their expertise towards projects that contribute to growth and prosperity of the Philippines, particularly in sectors that have been identified as priority areas for cooperation by the Australian and Philippine Governments.  Click here to learn more.

There are over 10,000 Filipino alumni of Australian universities and institutions, with 3,000 alumni from the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarship program alone. Australian alumni continue to make a valuable contribution to a wide range of sectors in Philippine society, including in business, education and government, science and technology, medicine and health sciences, the arts and media.

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Australia Day is not just a celebration; it is also a time of reflection on where we have come from as a nation.  It is only appropriate at this time that we also reflect upon the journey that the Philippines and Australia have shared over the past 70 years.”  - Ambassador Amanda Gorely [More...]


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DSWD receives Php104 million support from Australia to boost disaster response capacity

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70 Years in Photographs: Philippines and Australia launch 70th Anniversary Celebration of Bilateral Relations

The exhibition is the first in a series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and the Philippines. Formal relations between the two countries were established when Australia opened its first Consulate General in Manila on 22 May 1946. [More...]


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