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International Women's Day
The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs & Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women: The Australian Government is marking International Women's Day with a focus on our efforts and progress towards gender equality for women and girls around the world. International Women's Day, celebrated during the week of Saturday, 8 March, is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and consider what we can do to overcome the hurdles preventing their political, economic and social empowerment. Empowering women is one of the best ways to promote economic development and growth, and to achieve peace and security. (more)
Trade in services increase in 2012-13
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade report 'Trade in Services, Australia 2012-13' released on 4 March shows Australia's total trade in services increased 4.2 per cent year-on-year to $116.4 billion in 2012-13. Services exports rose 3.7 per cent to $52.4 billion, while imports of services rose 4.5 per cent to $64.0 billion. The biggest rises in services exports were in financial services, professional and management consulting services and business travel services. In particular, financial services exports rose 42.8 per cent to $2.0 billion. (more)
Conclusion of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Sydney
The first G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Sydney, which is the first on Australia’s soil as part of our host year has concluded. In an unprecedented statement, the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors committed to implement policies to grow our collective GDP by more than 2 per cent above the current trajectory over the next five years...As the first step to achieving this target, each country will deliver a comprehensive growth strategy as part of the Brisbane Leaders Summit in November.... (more)
NOTICE OF ELECTIONS
SOUTH AUSTRALIA STATE ELECTION
The Australian Consulate-General in New York is an Overseas Early Voting Centre for the South Australia State Elections.
Voting will commence Monday 3 March 2014 at 9:00am and finish Friday 14 March 2014 at 17:00.
Daily voting hours will be 9:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday.
Enquires or questions about enrolment cannot be answered by the Consulate-General and should be referred to the Electoral Commission of South Australia website - http://www.ecsa.sa.gov.au
WESTERN AUSTRALIA SENATE ELECTION
The Australian Consulate-General in New York is an Overseas Early Voting Centre for the 2014 Western Australia Senate Election.
Voting will commence Monday 24 March 2014 at 9:00am and finish Friday 4 April 2014 at 17:00. Daily voting hours will be 9:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday.
Enquires or questions about enrolment cannot be answered by the Consulate-General and should be referred to the Australian Electoral Commission website - http://www.aec.gov.au/wa-senate/
To reduce wait times and assist with smooth operations at the Consulate, we recommend that voters attend as early in the voting period as possible. Attendance on the last two days may lead to longer wait times.
TASMANIA STATE ELECTION
The Australian Consulate-General in New York is not an Overseas Early Voting Centre for the 2014 Tasmania State Election.
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