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29 May 2015
Overseas Surcharge to apply from 1 July 2015
From 1 July 2015 passport applications lodged overseas will incur an additional fee (overseas surcharge). The additional fee will be A$100 for all adult applications, and A$50 for all child applications. The fee will not apply to emergency passport applications.
2 April 2015
Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Julie Bishop, visits Tonga
Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Julie Bishop, visited Nuku’alofa on Friday 2 April to highlight Australia’s close economic and security relationship with Tonga.
24 March 2015
Tonga Study Awards
The 2016 Tonga Study Awards Programme (TSA) is jointly sponsored by the Governments of Tonga, New Zealand and Australia. Under the TSA Programme, scholarships are available for study either in the region or New Zealand, depending on where a particular course is offered.
16 March 2015
Call for applications: Independent Assessor for Tonga Study Award Scholarships 2016
TSA is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced high performing professional to work as an Independent Assessor to assist in vetting and screening of scholarship applications for commencement in 2016.
14 November 2014
New Outdoor Cinema launches at Mahina Festival
The Australian High Commission has launched its new outdoor cinema equipment at this week’s Mahina Arts Festival for the Pacific Film Night, featuring Indigenous Australian short films.
5 November 2014
The Case for Pacific Regionalism
An OpEd by Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Brett Mason on the value of collaboration in the region.
1 October 2014
International Day of the Girl Child: ending the cycle of violence
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women Michaelia Cash and Ambassador for Women and Girls Natasha Stott Despoja today reaffirmed Australia’s commitment to ending violence against women and girls ahead of International Day of the Girl Child.
8 September 2014
Australia and Westpac partner in the Pacific
Today Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced an Australian partnership in the Pacific, with a specific focus on Papua New Guinea and Fiji, to increase access to finance and support the private sector.
18 August 2014
Launch of the Economic Diplomacy Agenda
Today the Australian Government’s economic diplomacy agenda was launched, an approach that will underpin Australia's active international engagement into the future.
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- Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs
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