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 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.

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