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Australia - Nauru Aid Talks
Assistant Secretary Pacific Bilateral Branch Jenny Da Rin visited Nauru in September to hold informal officials-level talks on Australian development assistance to Nauru in 2016/17. This photo shows the Nauruan and Australian officials that took part in the talks. Front Centre L-R: Australian High Commissioner Martin Quinn, Assistant Secretary Pacific Bilateral Branch Jenny Da Rin, Acting Deputy Secretary Planning and Aid Division Stephanie Tebouwa.
From Left: Assistant Secretary Pacific Bilateral Branch, Jenny Da Rin, Minister Charmaine Scotty MP and Australian High Commissioner, Martin Quinn attend the Dinner for participants in the Australia-Nauru Aid talks.
Women in Leadership Morning Tea
On 18 September, the High Commission hosted a morning tea to celebrate the contribution of women to Nauruan society. Attendees included women who hold influential positions in government, public service, business and community sectors. Front Centre L-R: Secretary for Home Affairs Mary Tebouwa, First Lady and Deputy Principal at Nauru College Madam Louisa Waqa, President of Nauru People’s Disability Organisation and Nauru’s first female MP Ruby Thoma, Assistant Secretary Pacific Bilateral Branch Jenny Da Rin.
Republic of Nauru Hospital Redevelopment Start of Works Opening Ceremony
Minister for Health, Hon Valdon Dowiyogo MP and Australian High Commissioner, Martin Quinn officially open the redevelopment of the RoN Hospital through a symbolic sod-turning ceremony on 27 July 2015.
Australian High Commissioner, Martin Quinn delivers a speech at the RoN Hospital redevelopment ceremony to attending Nauru dignatories including HE President Baron Waqa and Minister for Health, Hon Valdon Dowiyogo MP.
Australia hosts the Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting in Sydney
Australia hosted Foreign Ministers from the 16-nation Pacific Islands Forum in Sydney on 9-10 July to discuss concrete steps to improve disaster management in the region. The Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting demonstrates the special value Australia places on its close historical, political, economic, aid and community links with the island countries and territories of the Pacific, and our commitment to playing an active and constructive role in our region. For further information, please visit our page on the Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting: http://dfat.gov.au/international-relations/regional-architecture/pacific-islands/Pages/pacific-islands-forum-foreign-ministers-meeting.aspx
Public diplomacy visit by Torres Strait Islander musicians - The Brothers Dow
From left: Sao/Consul, Joanne Kaczmarek, Dave Dow, Chargé d'affaires, Helena Studdert, President Baron Waqa, Dan Dow, DFAT Liasion Officer, Alison Musgrove
The Brothers Dow perform for over 500 school children at the Nauru Civic Centre. Credit: Alison Musgrove
The Brothers Dow meet with local musicians and perform live with them at a local venue, Jules on the Deck. Credit: Alison Musgrove
ANZAC DAY 2015
Vietnam War veteran Rob Patterson (l), with High Commissioner Martin Quinn. Credit: Gay Uera
Nauru Police Force Officers stand guard while bugler Tim Frost plays the Last Post. Credit: Gay Uera
New Zealand employees of Wilsons Security perform a traditional Maori Haka. Credit: Joanne Kaczmarek
Australian High Commissioner meets with Scholarship students in Australia
Nauru’s HOM Martin Quinn met with 2015 Australia Awards recipients Benedict Abourke (left) and John Limen (right) whilst on his mid-term consultation. Benedict is studying for a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) at the Queensland University of Technology for four years, and John is doing his Graduate Diploma in Development Planning at the University of Queensland. John’s program finishes at the end of this year.
Australian Awards Successful Pacific Scholarship Students 2015
Australian High Commission staff congratulated the Nauruan winners of this year's Australian Award Pacific scholarships. This year's Australian Award scholars will study subjects including law, education, environmental health, pathology, mechanics and nursing at either the University of the South Pacific or at the Fiji National University. Click here for more information about scholarships.
Dr Bernard Quin's Family Visit
The Nauru Government, the Australian Government and the Quin family joined to pay their respects to Nauruans killed during the Second World War. Representatives of both Governments and the family laid wreathes at the memorial dedicated to Nauruans who lost their lives in Truk. Above left-to-right: Reverend Roger Mwareo, David Quin, Father Peter Quin, Michael Doyle, Acting President Aaron Cook MP, Australian High Commissioner Martin Quinn, Minister for Telecommunications Shadlog Bernicke MP. Below left-to-right: Minister for Education and Home Affairs Charmaine Scotty, Cathy Dunn, Patty Quin, Mardi Doyle and Patrick Doyle.
The Children of Dr Bernard Quin - Father Quin, Mardi Doyle, Patty Quin and David Quin - after a wreathe laying ceremony at the memorial dedicated to the death of their father and four other Australians killed in Nauru during the Second World War. Members of the Nauru Government, including Acting President Aaron Cook and department heads, community leaders and the Quin family presented wreathes.
Members of the Quin family visited Nauru Secondary School and presented gifts to senior students
White Ribbon Day 2014
Australian High Commission Development Specialist Peter Adams (in red) and PACTAM adviser Marja Elizabeth (on Peter's right) join members of the Nauruan Government, Nauru Police Force and the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection in a march against violence against women. The march raised awareness as part of the White Ribbon Day campaign.
From left to right: PACTAM adviser for Health Education, Min Lee, PACTAM adviser for Gender Based Violence, Marja Elizabeth and Australian High Commission Development Specialist, Peter Adams marched in support of the White Ribbon Day's campaign against viloence against women.
Australian Awards Successful Scholars 2014
Australian High Commission staff congratulated the Nauruan winners of this year's Australian Awards scholarships. This year's Australian Award scholars will study at the Australian National University, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, the University of Wollongong and the University of Queensland. Click here for more informationabout scholarships.
Alcohol Free Day 2014
The Nauru Police Force held events for Alcohol Free Day on 29 November. Australian High Commission staff member Damien Bruckard presents third prize in the women's to Mrs Czarist Daniel, a member of the Nauru Police Force team.
The team from Nauru Rehabilitation Corperation successfully defend their title
The Australian High Commissioner, Martin Quinn, joins members of the Nauru Surf Life Club for the unveiling of a new safety sign at Gabab Channel. The Australian Government provides assistance to the Nauru Surf Life Club through the Department of Immigration and Border Control, in conjunction with Surf Life Saving Australia.
On 15 August 2014, Australia’s High Commissioner Martin Quinn, attended the Continuing and Community Education (CCE) program orientation day at the University of the South Pacific, Nauru Centre and gave a speech to encourage the students. Also attending the event was Minister for Education and Home Affairs Hon. Charmaine Scotty MP and Duncan McCullough, Program Officer for Australian Aid.
Australian High Commissioner, Martin Quinn and Mrs Chongkol Quinn attend the Anzac Day Dawn Service with President Baron Waqa and Madam Louisa Waqa, Minister for Justice, Hon David Adeang MP and Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Michael Aroi.