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First official visit of Ambassador Crudele to Tasmania

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Highlights:

  • Meetings with the Governor, Barbara Baker, the Premier Jeremy Rockliff, the Minister for Education Roger Jaensch, the Minister for Small Businesses, Science and Technology, Advanced Manufacturing and Defense Industries Madeleine Ogilvie, Attorney General and Minister for Justice Elise Archer, Shadow Minister for University, Skills and Training & Education Josh Willie, the Lord Mayor of the City of Hobart Anna Reynolds;
  • Visit of the University of Tasmania and meeting with the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Rufus Black;
  • Visit of the Australian Antarctic Division and meeting with the General Manager Alex Blachford;
  • Visit of the Commission for Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources & meeting with the Executive Secretary David Agnew;
  • Meeting with the Italian community at the Australian Italian Club Hobart together with Premier Rockliff and award of the Knighthood of the Order of the Star of the Republic of Italy to the Honorary Consul of Italy in Tasmania Elvio Brianese.

Focus on:

  • Strenghtening of the teaching of the Italian language in Tasmania;
  • Role of Italy in the Antarctic Region and deepening of the scientific cooperation btw Italy and Tasmania thanks to the opportunities connected with Hobart as one of the five Gateways to Antarctica;
  • Relaunching of the Sistercity relationship between the Cities of l’Aquila and Hobart, including by framing it into a broader cooperation between the Governments of Abruzzo and Tasmania;
  • Reinforcing “people-to-people” relations also through a parliamentary cooperation dimension;
  • Promoting business opportunities in niche sectors of high technological value thanks to the parallel visit to Hobart of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Melbourne.
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