Technical communication with 2016 mla update pdf enable scripts and reload this page. Select a country, economy or region to find embassies, country briefs, economic fact sheets, trade agreements, aid programs, information on sanctions and more. Where and how Australia provides emergency assistance.
To help Australians avoid difficulties overseas, we maintain travel advisories for more than 170 destinations. The Australian Passport Office and its agents are committed to providing a secure, efficient and responsive passport service for Australia. The information you provide will help us contact you in an emergency. Post’s close engagement with SWFs is central to our economic diplomacy strategy and the whole-of-government effort to attract long-term, high quality institutional investors to the Australian market. ADIA is reportedly the third biggest sovereign wealth fund in the world, with assets of around USD792 billion.
It holds the largest hotel portfolio in Australia and is a major investor in Australian infrastructure, including significant shares in three of our ports. 60 million dollar stake in a motorway project in Queensland. SWFs welcomed the visit and the opportunity to ask questions and provide direct feedback to a FIRB Board member. Capitalising on a visit by the then Environment Minister, Mr Hunt, to the UAE in February 2016, Post organised a fact-finding mission to Australia for Masdar to investigate potential investment opportunities. Masdar is world-leading investor in renewable energy projects, and a subsidiary of Mubadala.
For many in the Middle East, Australia is still seen as too far away to do business with. Now in its fourth year, AUMENA is a collaborative effort between Austrade, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, other state government agencies and key industry stakeholders. Abu Dhabi Post is closely involved in coordinating events and Ministerial participation. In 2016, AUMENA was launched by the then Australian Minister for Tourism and International Education, the Hon Senator Richard Colbeck, and attracted 82 Australian companies to exhibit. Out of the 82 companies, 30 also participated in the Arab Health conference held in Dubai. The focus of the conference this year was on health, sports, and education.
Participants included 18 Australian educational institutions with representatives from universities and vocational education and training establishments. Post also organised a sports delegation, led by the Football Federation of Australia, to share expertise on our management of the 2015 Asian Cup for when the UAE hosts the tournament in 2019, with the aim of identifying commercial opportunities for Australian businesses. AUMENA was complemented by Mr Colbeck’s program which included meetings with the Minister for Economy, the Chairman of Emirates Airlines, the Head of Dubai Tourism, and Sovereign Wealth Funds. Also in support of AUMENA objectives, Ambassador Spyrou and Consul General Seeber travelled to Australia for two weeks in November 2016 to visit Australian capitals to promote the UAE and the broader Middle East and North Africa as a potential investment destination and to inform Australian businesses about market conditions and opportunities. The mission reached over 600 firms across five cities, including through five major seminars, six business roundtables and meetings with State Ministers. In December 2014, the UAE announced that all its health facilities would require accreditation to international standards by 2019.
Given this window of opportunity to deliver significant new access to the domestic market, Ambassador Spyrou presented the opportunity to the senior leadership of the ACHS during his visit to Australia in 2016 and offered to support a visit by the ACHS Board to the UAE. As a direct result of this engagement, ACHS visited the UAE and Austrade delivered a comprehensive program of meetings and engagements in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. The ACHS leadership, including the CEO and Managing Director, presented to over 80 UAE government and industry representatives on Australian certification standards and the opportunities to use those standards in UAE hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities. The market has until now been dominated by companies from the United States.
These outcomes built on the strong relationships Abu Dhabi and Dubai posts have developed with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and other key health authorities in the UAE, and underscored the high quality of Australian expertise in a priority area of focus for the UAE government. HE Mr Mark Sawers delivering closing speech at Mining Regulation and Management workshop on November 18, 2016. Over 40 Ethiopian officials participated in the workshop. Continental Free Trade Area agenda. Group photo of Ethiopian Government Officials who attended the University of Adelaide’s Trade in Services training in Addis Ababa, 29 February 2016.