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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 Awards Fellow – empowering people with disability
Blind from the age of three after contracting measles, Zimbabwean Kudzai Shava, in spite of his disability, went on to become a teacher, researcher, scholar and disability advocate.
Aside from his vast experience teaching in both mainstream and special schools for over 13 years, Kudzai has been heavily involved in voluntary, research and advocacy work, and has dedicated most of his working life to campaigning for the rights and empowerment of people with disabilities.
Australia Awardee Dr Wezi Kaonga says HIV fight requires holistic approach
With his country having one of the world’s highest HIV prevalence rates, despite a drop in recent years, Zambia’s Dr Wezi Kaonga says more focus needs to be placed on treating the HIV epidemic in Africa via a holistic health services approach.
Speaking on World AIDS Day, recipient of an Australia Awards double degree Scholarship to study HIV, STI & Sexual Health at the University of Sydney, Dr Kaonga says his country will not work its way out of the HIV epidemic with treatment alone.
Achievements of Australian-funded work in Zimbabwe highlighted at NGO forum
On 18 November 2014, 30 representatives from NGOs funded by the Australian Aid Program attended a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Forum organised by the Australian Embassy in Harare. In his opening remarks to participants, Peter Lindenmayer, Head of the aid program in Zimbabwe, highlighted the importance of the work done by NGOs in Zimbabwe