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Welcome to the Australian Embassy in Harare. We hope you find this website useful and informative. We welcome Australians living in the area to contact the Embassy about our regular social events on email@example.com. You can also follow the Embassy on Twitter @AusEmbZim
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Message from the Australian Ambassador
Time has come for an updated message from me as Ambassador. Much has happened over the last few months. I was delighted to welcome an Australian Parliamentary Delegation led by the Honourable Warren Entsch to Zimbabwe in early August, visiting both Harare and Bulawayo. They saw our extensive development work in Zimbabwe and had excellent meetings with many political leaders from all parties.
They were followed – with much excitement – by the Australian Cricket team in their first visit in over decade. The match in which Zimbabwe beat Australia was an amazing occasion and a major boost both for cricket here as we look to the World Cup in Australia next year. Well done Zimbabwe! Australia has really done its part in engaging Zimbabwe and normalising relations. We now look for the Zimbabwe Government’s response, especially in moving to more investor friendly economic policies.
Meanwhile the economic relationship with Zambia, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo is growing by leaps and bounds. I was delighted to welcome the Zambian Minister for Mines to Canberra in early September, and be with both the Zambian and Malawi ministers at the Africa Down Under Mining conference in Perth from 3-5 September. They had a wide range of meetings with important Australian investors. Zimbabwe, while invited, was notable by its absence among some 20 African Ministers for Mining from across the continent.
While back in Australia I was also delighted to meet with our dynamic Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and present her with a gift from Dr Luc Masururu and the children of Uvira District Rehabilitation Centre (DRC), which had been built with assistance from our Direct Aid Program. We have a wonderful photo from that occasion, which I am sharing with you. Our Foreign Minister is taking a keen interest in African issues and shortly after this visited South Africa, Mauritius and Madagascar. She has been to both Zambia and Zimbabwe in the past.
I am now looking forward to visiting Zambia later in October for its 50th Anniversary celebrations and the Australian Awards briefings for Zambian and Malawian postgraduate Award winners travelling soon to Australian Universities. Surely Zambia has much to celebrate at its 50th Anniversary, and I am proud that Australians have done much to advance its economic and social development.
Matthew Neuhaus, Ambassador
29 September 2014
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Following are video messages from Australia’s new Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Trade Minister Andrew Robb: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq2zZB6pyvs&feature=c4-overview&list=UUXNx5tIec3oLCikLFzExaNA
Our Ambassadors video series features short interviews with Australia's official representatives overseas. DFAT operates Australia's official missions abroad, each of which is run by an Ambassador, High Commissioner or Consul-General. The series will provide an insight into the work of our representatives abroad, and some of the major issues they are confronting as they pursue Australian interests in the countries where they are working. View the interview with Ambassador Matthew Neuhaus, recorded August 2012.
Australia funds World Vision’s work on WASH in schools improving girl’s education in Balaka
Good Toilet Facilities = Improved School Attendance + Better School Performance. That’s the lesson being applied by World Vision Malawi in its Australian-funded water and sanitation program in Balaka district.
World Vision’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program in Malawi’s Balaka district commenced in 2012. Working with school health clubs, the World Vision team set out to improve sanitary conditions for children in primary schools by providing clean water and toilets.
Bulawayo residents benefit from Australian and German GIS support
City of Bulawayo technical officer Mrs Sibusisiwe Sibanda recently gave a presentation at an international workshop in Durban, South Africa, showing how Bulawayo council is using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to improve its service delivery.
Zambians and Malawians gain prestigious Australia Award Scholarships to study in Australia
Twenty seven Zambians and Malawians are among the 200 professionals from 22 African countries who have won Australia Awards Scholarships at Masters and PhD level at Australian universities in 2015. These highly competitive scholarships are offered to mid-career professionals from the public and private sectors, and are designed to improve skills in their chosen fields of work.