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Australia Restates Commitment to Timor-Leste
Australia’s commitment to Timor-Leste’s development remains strong. Timor-Leste and many of Australia’s other neighbours continue to face and are addressing significant development challenges. In the national budget delivered last night, Australia refocused its development assistance program in recognition of different development and economic trajectories across the region. Read more in English and Tetun
Changes to Seasonal Worker Program
20 March 2015. The Australian Government has announced changes to the Seasonal Worker Program that will benefit both Australian farmers and businesses, and workers from Timor-Leste and the Pacific. Read more in English and Tetun
Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste attends opening of Balibo Fort Hotel and Culture and Heritage Centre
The Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Peter Doyle, delivered a speech at the opening of the Balibo Fort Hotel and Culture and Heritage Centre. Mr Doyle joined senior members of the government of Timor-Leste, the Hon Steve Bracks, former Australian Premier of Victoria, the board of the Balibo House Trust and local dignitaries to inaugurate this important new tourist destination. Read more in English and Tetun
Inauguration of PNDS community centre in Soro, Ainaro District
14 March, 2015 Officials from the Australian Embassy joined the Prime Minster of Timor Leste, His Excellency Dr Rui Maria de Araújo, for the opening of a new community centre in Soro, Ainaro District. Also in attendance were the Vice-Minister of Health, Her Excellency Ana Isabel Soares, the Vice-Minister of Social Solidarity, His Excellency Miguel Marques Manetelu, and other representatives from the Government of Timor-Leste. Read more in English and Tetun
Australia supports Ministry of Health to launch program to ‘connect mothers’ in Aileu District
On Friday 13 March, the Ministry of Health, in partnership with Health Alliance International and Catalpa International, launched the successful ‘Liga Inan’ (Tetun for ‘connecting mothers’) program in Aileu district. Read more in English and Tetun
Mobile training ensures PNDS staff has the skills to help their communities
Programa Nasionál Dezenvolvimentu Suku (PNDS, or the National Program for Village Development) has launched a mobile training program, to ensure district based staff have the skills to support their communities. Read more in English and Tetun
Australian Government funds Ending Violence Against Women program in Timor-Leste
09 March 2015. The Australian Government and The Asia Foundation in Timor-Leste are proud to announce USD$1,360,000 in grants through the Ending Violence against Women program. This program supports services for women and children affected by violence, and court monitoring for cases of violence against women. Read more in English
Australia supports women of the Timor-Leste Police Force
06 March 2015, hundreds of women from the Timor-Leste National Police (PNTL) marched to show their solidarity with all women in Timor-Leste and to launch the national campaign against domestic violence. The march coincided with International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March. This is the first time that women of (PNTL) have participated in International Women’s Day. Read more in English
Australia & Timor-Leste celebrate International Women’s Day
06 March 2015, Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Mr Peter Doyle hosted a reception at the Ambassador’s residence to mark International Women’s day and to highlight the achievements of women in Timor-Leste. Read more in English
Australian Ambassador meets Timorese Alumni of Australian Universities
On 26 February, Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Peter Doyle, met alumni who have studied in Australia with Australia Awards Scholarships at the annual Alumni dinner at Hotel Timor. Read more: English and Tetun
Australia continues to help the Ministry of Health put ambulances back on the road in Timor-Leste
On 27 February 2015, Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Peter Doyle, launched the new Ambulance and Multi-function Vehicle Inspection Bay in Dili. The Australian Government is supporting the Ministry of Health to take practical measures to help save lives in Timor-Leste by facilitating the repair of ambulances and health vehicles. Read more: English and Tetun.
Australian Ambassador addresses conference on the Changing Aid Landscape
On Monday 9 February, the Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Peter Doyle, delivered an address to a conference entitled 'Aid, Investment and Accelerated Development of Timor-Leste'. The conference was organised by The Asia Foundation and supported by the Australian Aid Program.
The conference brought together government representatives, civil society, academics, and bilateral and multilateral donors to examine the changing context of international aid and new developments and opportunities in aid in Timor-Leste. Mr Doyle spoke about the Australian Government's New Aid Paradigm, Australia's approach to development assistance in Timor-Leste under the New Deal for International Engagement in Fragile States, new types of development assistance that Australia is delivering and Australia's approach to working with emerging donors. Read in English.
Australian supported ‘Liga Inan’ maternal health program to launch in Aileu District
The Australian Government continues to support a successful mobile phone-based service called ‘Liga Inan’ (Tetun for ‘connecting mothers’) for better maternal and child health outcomes in Timor-Leste, contributing just over AUD$860,000 to the program in 2014-15. The objective of this innovative program is to ensure more pregnant women deliver their babies with a skilled health professional. An information meeting was held in Aileu District on 4 February 2015, prior to the roll-out of the program there in March, to raise people’s awareness of ‘Liga Inan’. Read more: English and Tetun.
Australia Day Address by Peter Doyle, Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste
On 26 January 2015, Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Peter Doyle, addressed an official function in Dili to celebrate Australia Day. Mr Doyle commented that Australia and Timor-Leste are not just close neighbours, but partners and friends and will remain important to one another. Read the full address in English and Tetun.
Asian Cup action reaches Timor-Leste
On 17 January 2015, guests of the Australian Embassy in Timor-Leste celebrated the AFC Asian Cup in Dili, highlighting Australia’s role as tournament host and the common love of football across the Asia-Pacific region. Read more: English and Tetun.
Prime Minister Gusmão visits F-FDTL Metinaro English Language Centre Timor-Leste
On 14 January 2015, Prime Minister and Minister for Defence and Security, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, visited the Timor-Leste Defence Force (F-FDTL) English Language Training Centre in Metinaro which is supported by the Australian Defence Cooperation Program (DCP). Read more: English and Tetun.