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2014 Western Australian Senate election
An election for six new Senators for Western Australia will be held on Saturday 5 April 2014. You can check if you are enrolled to vote in Western Australia, enrol or update your enrolment details here: www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AWST Friday 7 March 2014.
In-person voting will not be available at the Australian High Commission in Accra for this election. You can apply online for a postal vote to be sent to you from Australia at www.aec.gov.au/overseas. For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/wa-senate or contact the AEC via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (+61 2 6273 8606).
Australia promoting sustainable mining at Mining Indaba
Australia will be hosting a number of sustainable mining events at this year’s Mining Indaba conference in Cape Town, South Africa (pictured), from 3-6 February. The scale of Australian resource interests in Africa has continued to expand, despite challenging global economic conditions, with strong support from the Australian Government.
“Australian companies are making a real contribution to the economic development of West African countries and indeed throughout Africa,” said Australia’s High Commissioner to Ghana, HE Ms Joanna Adamson, who is also accredited to Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
Ms Adamson will engage with delegations from West Africa at Mining Indaba to explore further opportunities to share Australia’s substantial experience in both mining and development. Read the press release here.
Welcome from the Australian High Commissioner
Welcome to the website of the Australian High Commission in Accra, Ghana. I hope you find the site interesting and informative.
I was delighted to commence my new role at the High Commission on 21 January 2013, after earlier visits to Ghana in 2009 and 2011. I will also be responsible for Australia’s relations with Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra and Togo.
The Australian High Commission’s job is to advance Australia’s political, economic and other interests in all of these countries, and to work with partner governments on issues of common interest, including development, trade and investment and peace and security.
In particular, I look forward to working closely with partner governments during Australia’s two year term on the United Nations Security Council from 2013-14.
I am also very pleased that the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) now has a regional office in the High Commission in Accra to help service the growing ties between Australia and the region.
I look forward to many enriching experiences working to advance bilateral relationships and meeting Australians and friends of Australia across the region.
Joanna Adamson, High Commisioner
Information for Australian travellers
Consular emergencies: call +61 2 6261 3305 (24 hour service)
Registration: Australian travellers and residents in Ghana and other countries in West Africa are encouraged to register with the Australian High Commission in Accra and to check Smartraveller for information on security issues. You can register in person at the High Commission or online through http://www.smartraveller.gov.au.
Passports: see Passports Australia.