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25 November - White Ribbon Day
In 2015, Ngukurr School in Arnhem Land demonstrated its commitment to speaking out against domestic violence releasing its Break the Silence music video. The video captures the commitment of the school and community to speak out about violence against women and support young people to learn and experience respectful relationships.
Ambassador's interview on Albanian online radio
Thanks to the support of the Australian Direct Aid Program the Institute of Romani Culture in Albania (IRCA) has made it possible for the Roma community in Albania to have an online youth radio to communicate, create a forum for dialogue, information and education.
Kanxura Radio has uploaded the interview conducted during Ambassador Rann’s visit to Tirana in September.
Employment opportunity at the Non-Catholic Cemetery for Foreigners in Rome
The Non-Catholic Cemetery for Foreigners (Cimitero Acattolico per gli Stranieri) in Rome, formerly known as the Protestant Cemetery, is looking for an honorary Treasurer.
This is a part-time, voluntary position which suits someone with experience of working in an international organisation or is retired and who would like to broaden their financial and institutional experience, make new international contacts and help preserve this beautiful place (www.cemeteryrome.it).
Those interested should contact the Cemetery Director Amanda Thursfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hinkler Ring and Memorial Monument unveiling on Mt Pratomagno
On Sunday 2 August Ambassador Mike Rann will officiate the unveiling of a new Memorial Monument - and part of the Italian Alpine Club Arezzo Branch’s 8.4km trekking path to be called ‘the Hinkler Ring’ - to world-renowned Australian pioneer aviator Bert Hinkler. The unveiling will take place at the actual crash site on Mt Pratomagno of his untimely death on 7 January 1933. His body was rediscovered on 27 April 1933 by carbon collector Mr Gino Tocchioni. He is buried in Florence.
Amongst other great flights in his career after WWI, Hinkler was the first man to fly solo from England to Australia in 1928 and the first man to fly across the South Atlantic in 1931. Hinkler served as a fighter pilot with RAF 28 Squadron in northern Italy in 1918. He served proudly alongside his Italian and French compatriots to restore and maintain Italy’s territorial integrity in the aftermath of the 1917 Battle of Caporetto.
The Memorial Monument will commemorate Bert Hinkler, and also the three WWI Allies of Italy, Great Britain and Australia coming together again after 100 years to honour Hinkler and other WWI compatriots who fought for peace in the Great War.
The Province of Arezzo and the British Embassy in Rome will also be represented, together with representatives of the Queensland Government and the Royal Australian Air Force. Wreaths will be laid at the Memorial Monument. A stainless steel time capsule is to be sealed in the Memorial Monument’s base carrying a message from Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP, and Queensland Premier, the Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP to be opened in 100 years. It also carries a slate tile and three nails from the roof of his home in which he planned his world famous flights.
The Arezzo Aero Club has agreed to perform a flypast of four light aircrafts over the summit of Mt Pratomagno in tribute to Hinkler’s great contribution to the development of aviation.
Launch of Italian Alumni Honour Roll
The Australian Embassy and the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) are pleased to launch the Italian Alumni Honour Roll to recognise the achievements of Italian alumni who have studied in Australia and the important contribution they have made to strengthening the ties between our two countries. Australia greatly values the significant contribution our international alumni make to our community, our bilateral relations and our people-to-people linkages. The honour roll contains a collection of interviews with talented Italian alumni, to recognise their achievements and to share their experiences.
Ambassador's Twitter Account
To receive the latest news on Australia, the Italy-Australia relationship and the work of the Embassy, follow Ambassador Mike Rann’s Twitter account @Mike_Rann.
"A Century of Sacrifice"
Read an article by Ambassador Rann, "A Century of Sacrifice", on the 100th Anniversary of the commencement of World War I.
Australian Embassy Rome Newsletter
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