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Australia tougher than ever on illegal boat arrivals
Media release from the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison, today said anti-people smuggling measures the Australian Government had introduced, including a ban on permanent protection visas for people who arrived before July 19 this year, demonstrated the strength of the Government’s resolve. Full article
|Australian Ambassador to Lebanon, Lex Bartlem, and Australian Ambassador for People Smuggling Issues, Craig Chittick, discussed ways to combat people smuggling with His Eminence Sheikh Malek Al Shaar, Mufti of Tripoli and the North, on 28 November 2013.|
To read the National News Agency's interview with Ambassador Chittick about people smuggling from Lebanon, click here.
To read the National News Agency's article about the Australian Envoy's meeting with His Eminence Sheikh Malek Al Shaar, Mufti of Tripoli and the North, click here.
Operation Sovereign Borders
A new Australian Government was elected on 7 September 2013, with Tony Abbott appointed Prime Minister. The new Government has introduced a tough new policy for managing unauthorised maritime arrivals by boat to Australia called Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB). Full article
Australian assistance for Syria reaches $100 million
Australia announced in July a further $21.5 million in humanitarian assistance for people affected by the deteriorating situation in Syria. This brings Australia’s total humanitarian assistance in response to the crisis in Syria to $100 million since June 2011. Australia remains one of the top ten donors to those in need in Syria and regional countries hosting Syrian refugees. Full article
Book Launch at LAU, November 2013
|Ambassador Bartlem with Dr Paul Taber, Director of the Institute for Migration Studies, Lebanese American University, at the launch of Dr Taber's Arabic-language book entitled Arabic Communities in Australia.|
Remembrance Day, November 2013
Australia’s Ambassador to Lebanon, Lex Bartlem, signing the Book of Remembrance at the British Remembrance Day Service at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery at Qasqas, 9 November 2013.
Bombardier Nicholas Khoury, born in Australia to Lebanese parents, was the first Australian soldier to be injured in Lebanon in WW2. Nicholas died 80 miles from where his father was born.
Zahle, September 2013
On 26 September 2013, in Zahle, the Australian Embassy hosted 70 Years On: Australia in the Liberation of Lebanon, a photographic exhibition that commemorated the contribution made by Australian troops in paving the way for Lebanese independence in 1943.
Book Launch, November 2013
Ambassador Bartlem attended the book launch of Lebanon on Rail, by Eddy Choueri, at the Salon du Livre in Biel, on 10 November.
Information for Australian Citizens
Consular Duty Officer (24 hour): +61 2 6261 3305
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Postal Address: P.O.Box 11-1860, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2090 Lebanon