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Australian Federal Election
The date for the 2019 Australian federal election has not yet been announced.
As in previous years the Australian Embassy in Manila will offer in person voting for the 2019 Australian federal election. Members of the public must provide photo ID in order to gain access to the Embassy. ID is not required to vote.
For information on enrolling and voting while overseas, please visit the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website at www.aec.gov.au/overseas.
To check or update your enrolment details visit www.aec.gov.au. For updates on the election please check the AEC’s website and follow the AEC’s Twitter account.
Anzac Day 2019 Announcement Dawn Service
The Australian and New Zealand embassies will jointly host the Anzac Day dawn service commemoration in Manila on Thursday, 25 April 2019, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Libingan ng mga Bayani) in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, starting at 5:30 AM.
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Australia has increased its total support to recovery and long term peace and stability in the southern Philippines to PHP975 million (AUD 25 million) following the siege of Marawi City.
Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely, together with Climate Change Commission Secretary Emmanuel De Guzman, Abuyog Mayor Lemuel Gin Traya, and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Country Director Titon Mitra, led the groundbreaking to mark the construction of a disaster-resilient and resource-efficient multi-purpose evacuation center in Abuyog, Leyte.
The construction of the 'green' multi-purpose evacuation center is part of Australia’s PHP 282 million (AUD 7.3 million) multi-year grant to support the long-term recovery and rehabilitation of communities affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda.
The Australian Embassy will join the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Dayaw: Philippine International Indigenous Peoples’ Festival 2018. The festival, organised by NCCA and the Province of Capiz, is the largest gathering of Indigenous groups in the country and attracts participants from other countries. Festival activities include cultural performances, fora, culinary arts demonstration and Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan (Gamaba) exhibits.
No Child Left Behind: Study calls for better care of children with disabilities
The Situation of Children with Disabilities in the Philippines study addresses this information gap and provides data that will support the development of responsive national programs and services for children with disabilities. Supported by the Australian Embassy, UNICEF, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the report underlined that children with disabilities continue to experience barriers to access basic social services. This is compounded by poverty, lack of data, weak governance and discriminatory attitudes related to disability in general.