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  • 13 Jul 2017 2:12 PM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)
    The NGV exhibition Van Gogh and the Seasons has had over 400.000 visitors since its opening on 28 April, which is a record for the NGV's 156 years existence!


    https://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/art-and-design/article/van-gogh-works-pull-record-numbers-ngv


  • 01 Jul 2017 10:41 AM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)

    We have seen some significant changes in the rules for skilled visa in the past year. Also today new changes were announced. Besides an updated list of eligible skilled occupations, some of the most important changes for temporary and permanent skilled visa are:


    457 Visa:

    • Changes to English language requirements
    • Changes to training benchmarks for sponsors
    • Mandatory penal clearance certificates
    • Reform in skills assessment requirements
    • New sponsorship accreditation requirements

    ENS (186) visa and RSMS (187) Visa:

    • Changes to English language requirements
    • Skills assessment exemption removed
    • Changed age requirement (<45 years of age)
    • Added "genuine need" requirement
    • Nominees need to be identified with nomination

    For more information about the changes that came into effect from 1 July, visit the website of DIBP.

  • 01 Jun 2017 1:35 PM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)

    The EU Delegation to Australia and the RMIT EU Centre organise a film screening of 'Thirty Million' followed by a panel discussion on Monday 19 June. This event forms part of the 2017 EU Climate Diplomacy Week.


    Bangladesh is often described as the most vulnerable country on the planet in the face of a changing climate. Bangladesh is predicted to lose 17 percent of its land by the end of the century if global sea levels rise by one metre. That has the potential to displace 30 million Bangladeshis.Thirty Million is a critically acclaimed documentary co-directed by climate scientist Dr. Daniel Price and TV journalist Adrien Taylor.


    Ambassador to the Kingdom of The Netherlands, Erica Schouten, will provide an opening address together with Kazi Imtiaz Hossain, the High Commissioner for Bangladesh.


    You can attend this event FREE of charge.


    Details:

    Date: Monday 19 June 2017
    Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
    Location: Swanston Academic Building 80, Level 1, Room 2 (large theatre), RMIT City Campus, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

    RSVP: https://thirtymillion.eventbrite.com.au

  • 23 May 2017 3:40 PM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)

    On Wednesday morning 24 May, the Netherlands Consulate-General, EXPORTIA, PwC and The Netehrlands Foreign Investment Agency are organising 'Australia and the Netherlands: Base for Australian companies in a changing Europe'. The event is complimentary, but RSVP via: tan@nfia-singapore.com. See for more information the flyer below.



  • 04 May 2017 4:21 PM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)

    In the most recent edition of International Business Today, the magazine explores The Netherlands and its position as a start-up hub and its opportunities for Australian exporters.


    Download the full publication (free) here.

  • 01 May 2017 3:32 PM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)

    In May, a very special piece of pewter is coming to the Australian National Maritime Museum - the Hartog plate, on loan from Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, to mark 400 years since Dutch mariner Dirk Hartog made the first recorded European landing on the west coast of Australia in 1616.                                                                                                     


    As a testimony of his visit, Hartog left behind an inscribed pewter plate in Shark Bay, Western Australia, which is recognised as the oldest European artefact found on Australian soil.                        


    Tamar Davidowitz, metals conservator at the Rijksmuseum, has spent about 1000 hours treating the Hartog plate in preparation for its journey to Australia. 


    Join Tamar for a fascinating discussion about the history, conservation and transportation of the Hartog plate, as well as her visit to Cape Inscription on Dirk Hartog Island as part of the Hartog 400th anniversary commemorations.


    More information: http://www.anmm.gov.au/whats-on/events/members-maritime-series

  • 01 May 2017 9:28 AM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)

    Last week we celebrated the 50th birthday of King Willem-Alexander. Wilfried de Jong visited the King and interviewed him about his life, family and important events. You can watch the full interview online on the website of the NOS.

  • 28 Mar 2017 2:18 PM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)

    The Erasmus Foundation organises a Dutch Film Day on 23 April at ACMI with the movie 'Publieke Werken' (Public Works). It is the first screening of this movie in Australia and is based on the book with the same name by Thomas Rosenboom about the troubled construction of the Victoria Hotel in Amsterdam.


    More information and tickets: www.acmi.net.au/events/public-works/

  • 16 Mar 2017 3:48 PM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)

    On Saturday the 22nd of April the Dutch community is celebrating another edition of the yearly Oranjefeest in the Dutch Club Abel Tasman in Carnegie. There are 300 tickets available for this celebration of the King's 50th birthday. Click for more information on the picture below.



  • 06 Mar 2017 5:18 PM | Rena Warmerdam (Administrator)

    NCCA Member Peter van Duyn was one of the guests on the latest edition of The Money, a program about the Australian economy on ABC Radio. Last Thursday the topic was "When your ship comes in: The Economics of Ports". Peter van Duyn was involved in the program as Maritime Logistics Expert at Deakin University but also has his own logistics consultancy company Espero.


    To listen to the full episode, visit the ABC Radio website.

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