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In 2017, Australia and Nauru agreed an Aid Partnership Arrangement outlining our mutual priorities and joint commitments for Australia’s development assistance through to September 2019 to assist the Nauruan Government achieve its development goals. The Australian Government shares a common aspiration for a stable and prosperous Nauru.
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September 2018: Australia’s Foreign Minister, Senator Marise Payne, and Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Anne Ruston, attended the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ meeting. The visit also provided an opportunity to open a new sports complex, launch a gender country plan under the Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development program and announce new Australian aid funding for elections support and public health.
August 2018: President Waqa visited Sydney to meet then Prime Minister Turnbull to discuss Nauru’s preparations for the Pacific Islands’ Forum.
June 2018: The Ambassador for Women and Girls, Dr Sharman Stone, visited Nauru to meet Nauruan gender-equality ‘champions’ from across government, NGOs and the private sector, and discuss proposed initiatives to be delivered under the new gender country plan for Nauru.
January 2018: The Governor-General of Australia (Peter Cosgrove) undertook an official visit to commemorate Nauru's 50th anniversary of independence. His program included a meeting with President Waqa, and attendance at the official flag-raising ceremony and other functions, He also undertook a tour of the Republic of Nauru Hospital, which was redeveloped over 2015-2017 with funding from Australia.
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