Australian High Commission
Malaysia

2016 Media Statements

2016

Anti-Corruption Day

9 December 2016: Today marks International Anti-Corruption Day, a day dedicated to promoting efforts to stop corruption and its damaging effects. Read more...

Recognising Our Volunteers On International Volunteer Day

5 December 2016: On International Volunteer Day we thank all our volunteers for their contribution to delivering Australia’s aid program. Read more...

New Colombo Plan Scholars Announced

28 November 2016: The New Colombo Plan (NCP) will continue to expland in 2017 with 105 scholarships for Australia's best and brightest undergraduate students to live, study and intern in the Indo-Pacific region. Read more...

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 November 2016: Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Ending violence against women and promoting gender equality are priorities of the Australian Government and a key part of our foreign policy and overseas aid program, especially in the Pacific.  Read more...

Innovative New Leadership Program For Social Entrepreneurs

18 November 2016: Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, today announced that applications are now open for a new Australia-ASEAN Council program to create substantial links between social entrepreneurs across ASEAN and Australia. Read more…

Australia takes strong action against exploitation of foreign workers

16 November 2016: The exploitation of migrant workers in Australia is both illegal and unacceptable.  The Australian Government is taking strong action to eliminate organised criminal networks and unscrupulous employers and agents seeking to profit from exploiting vulnerable migrant workers. This action includes the establishment of Taskforce Cadena in 2015 and the Migrant Workers Taskforce in 2016. Read more...

Australian Indigenous Fashion & Art Premier in Malaysia

9 November 2016: The Australian High Commission is delighted to support the launch of ‘Bringing Australia to the World’, in Kuala Lumpur - an Indigenous Australian Fashion and Art extravaganza which showcases the rich culture of Australia’s first people, as well as the strong people-to-people and trade links between Australia and Malaysia. Read more...

How to be a Smartraveller when travelling overseas

19 October 2016: Eight per cent of Australian adults travelled without travel insurance on their last overseas trip according to a survey commissioned by the Australian Government and the Insurance Council of Australia – that is 850,000 visits by Australians overseas without insurance. Read more...

World Day Against The Death Penalty

10 October 2016: The Australian Government reaffirms its opposition to capital punishment on World Day Against the Death Penalty. Read more...

MH17 Interim Findings

28 September 2016: The independent Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has presented the interim findings of the criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. Significant progress has been made in this ongoing investigation. Read more...

Joint Investigation Team Meeting, New York

22 September 2016: The ministers of Foreign Affairs of Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, Ukraine and the Netherlands met in New York to discuss the ongoing efforts to establish justice with regard to the downing of flight MH17 on July 17 2014 which cost the lives of 298 people. Read more... 

Gymnastics Australia and The Malaysian Gymnastics Federation Building Leadership Capacity of Women in Sport

14 September 2016: The Malaysian Gymnastics Federation will host a “Building Leadership Capacity of Women in Sport Conference” in Kuala Lumpur from 15th – 18th September. Read more...

More Australian students to study in Malaysia under New Colombo Plan

2 September 2016: Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, and Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, today announced the successful applicants for grants under the 2017 New Colombo Plan mobility program. Read more...

Fighting terrorism – A Counter Narrative Guide for South East Asia

30 August 2016: The world’s first how-to-guide to undermine violent extremist narratives across South East Asia. Read more…

Leading Australian scientist, Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, visits Malaysia

17 August 2016: As part of our innovation and science diplomacy agenda, and in celebration of Australia’s National Science Week 2016, the Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, is proud to host Dr Stefan Hajkowicz on a regional speaking tour.Read more...

Appropriate visa vital for working in Australia

11 August 2016: Australia welcomes Malaysians who wish to travel to Australia for tourism, business, work or study.  A range of visa options are available for these purposes. Read more…

Prime Minister’s statement on second anniversary of downing of Flight MH17

17 July 2016: The Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, issued a media release on the second anniversary of the downing of flight MH17. Read more...

Minister for Foreign Affairs’ statement on South China Sea ruling

12 July 2016: Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Julie Bishop, issued a statement on the Arbitral Tribunal’s final decision on the Philippines’ South China Sea arbitration case. Read more..

High Commissioner’s Ramadan Message

5 July 2016: As Ramadan comes to an end, I extend a warm Selamat Hari Raya to all Muslims in Malaysia. [Read more here]

Australian Indigenous Performers visit Kuala Lumpur on ‘Move to Reconciliation’ tour

1 June 2016:  In celebration of Australia’s National Reconciliation Week 2016, the Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, is proud to host three Australian Indigenous hip hop performers on a ‘Move to Reconciliation’ tour. Read more...

Australia steps up on international education

30 April: The Australian Government launched three important strategies: the National Strategy for International Education 2025; the Australia Global Alumni Engagement Strategy; and the Australian International Education 2025 (AIE2025) market development roadmap.  These strategies will help Australia’s international education sector take advantage of global opportunities to ensure that it remains a world leader into the future. Read more…

Repatriation of Australians from cemeteries in Malaysia and Singapore to Australia

17 April: Arrangements are in place for the repatriation of 35 Australians from Malaysia’s Terendak Military Cemetery, in June this year. The Minister for Veterans' Affairs, The Hon Dan Tehan MP, acknowledged the support and cooperation provided by the Malaysian Government who have cared for the Australians buried in the cemetery for some fifty years. Read more...

Regional agreement to combat people smuggling and human trafficking

23 March: Australia and its regional partners have secured an ambitious agreement to combat irregular migration, people smuggling and human trafficking at the Sixth Ministerial Conference of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime. Read more...

2016 Australia Malaysia Towards 2020 Scholarships

16 March: Nominations are now open for the 2016 round of the Australia-Malaysia Towards 2020 Research Fellowships and Executive Awards. Read more...

ANZAC Day Commemorative Dawn Service

14 March: The Australian and New Zealand High Commissions will host the ANZAC Day Commemorative Dawn Service on 25 April at Tugu Negara in Kuala Lumpur. Read more...

Celebrating the achievements of women in public life – visit by Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO to Malaysia

11 March: The High Commission celebrated International Women's Day 2016 with the theme "Women in Public Life" by hosting a luncheon for a diverse group of women leaders in Malaysia. Read more...

Statement to mark the second anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

3 March: As the second anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 approaches, the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon Darren Chester MP, said it was fitting to remember the people on board the aircraft and those who grieve for them. Read more...

Andrew Robb signs historic Trans Pacific Trade pact (TPP) in New Zealand

4 February: The Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, formally signed the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement for Australia in Auckland, New Zealand. Read more...

Savouring the Taste of Australia at Australia Day 2016 reception

29 January: The Australian High Commission celebrated Australia Day with a stylish reception themed Taste of Australia. Read more...

Taste of Australia Photography Competition announced

26 January: The Australian High Commission has announced the winner of the 2016 Taste of Australia Photography Competition. Read more...