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During the Christmas and New Year period the German Missions and the offices of the Honorary Consuls will be closed on the following days:
Canberra: 24 December until 01 January
Sydney: 24 December until 26 December and 31 December until 01 January
Melbourne: 17 December until 05 January
Adelaide: 25 December until 05 January
Brisbane: 24 December until 12 January
Cairns: 23 December until 12 January
Darwin: 15 December until 19 January
Perth: 23 December until 01 January
Vanuatu: 24 until 29 December
Papua New Guinea: open
Ludwig Leichhardt Exhibition at Parliament House Canberra
On 9 December 2013, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and Queensland Senator Sue Boyce presented an exhibition of artworks by the artist Bill Gannon at Parliament House to commemorate the bicentenary of Ludwig Leichhardt's birth. In his paintings, Bill Gannon retraced and retold Leichhardt's epic 1844-45 expedition, linking Eastern Australia to the top of today's Northern Territory. Ludwig Leichhardt was one of the first German explorers to collect, measure and record Australian flora and fauna.
Our latest up-to-date directory provides you with resourceful contact information on over 400 German companies, German subsidiary companies and companies engaged in bilateral trade, including the latest assessment of opportunities and challenges that our companies face in the Australian market. This publication contains an in-depth overview of the German-Australian Business Outlook and the development of German direct investment in Australia.
On the occasion of the annual christmas party for members of the Australian German Welfare Society (AGWS) at the German-Austrian Club in Cabramatta, President of the AGWS Dr. Christina Stewens-Albrecht announced that she will step down as president at the next annual general meeting of the AGWS in December.
Australian German Welfare Society
German Remembrance Day in Sydney on 17 November 2013
Following a longstanding tradition, the German Remembrance Day (Volkstrauertag) was held on Rookwood Cemetery at the German Cenotaph on 17 November 2013. Consul General Steinbach and representatives of the German speaking communities in Sydney laid wreaths at the cenotaph, however, due to the inclement weather the official commemoration service took place at the German Lutheran Church in Chester Hill.
At a meeting between the Embassies in Canberra and Wellington, the Consulate General in Sydney and the Honorary Consuls in Australia, New Zealand and some pacific states at the consular conference from 6 until 8 November it was evident how devoted and highly motivated the Honorary Consuls and their staff are in furthering German Australian relationships.
Assistance for Germans from Perth to Samoa
The Prussian scientist and naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt is one of Australia's greatest explorers. Leichhardt led three expeditions through the interior of the Australian continent, studying and documentening its largly unknown botany, fauna and geology.
Some impressions of Bill Gannon's "Looking into Leichhardt" exhibition last Friday in Canberra.
The new issue of DE Magazin Deutschland focuses on what unites Europe. Opinions are expressed, among others, by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, the renowned political scientist Werner Weidenfeld and the heads of national cultural institutes in Athens, Berlin, Paris and Warsaw.
Also in the latest issue of DE Magazin Deutschland: a feature on the 2013 Bundestag election covering parties, programmes and positions and an article on the success of the football Bundesliga.
Looking to the future: the prospects for Europe