(Left to right) HE General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), HE Ms Unni Kløvstad.(Left to right) HE General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), HE Ms Unni Kløvstad.

Presentation of Credentials by HE Ms Unni Kløvstad, Ambassador of Norway to Australia

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The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Canberra represents the Norwegian government in Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Tuvalu. The Embassy promotes Norwegian interests and maintains good relations with the Government and people of these countries. The Royal Norwegian Embassy is conveniently located in the diplomatic precinct of Yarralumla.

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The Norwegian drama scene is wonderfully varied, and this diversity is reflected by the 17 playwrights presented in Norwegian Drama Now 2014. Culture has been high on the Norwegian government’s agenda over the past decade, which has had a remarkable effect across the arts. Coming from a small country with a language spoken mostly by its 5 million inhabitants, a challenge for contemporary...

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Photo: MFA.

This afteternoon (17:00 hrs GMT+10), September 17th, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide will be speaking at a global security conference in Oslo entitled “A Nexus of Global Threats. Concepts and Response”.

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Norway will contribute NOK 30 million (approximately AUD 5 million) to renewable energy initiatives in small island states.

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Photo: Australian Government.

Australia har høynet trusselnivået  fra medium til høy – følg lokale myndigheters anvisning: http://www.nationalsecurity.gov.au/Securityandyourcommunity/Pages/NationalTerrorismPublicAlertSystem.aspx

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Photo: Norwegian Film Institute.

Norwegian director Bent Hamer’s new feature, 1001 Grams, was on Wednesday 3 September, named Norway’s official candidate for the Oscar nomination as Best Foreign-Language Feature.

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Photo: Tore Moe / Intsok.

Australia Brownfields Conference

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Statistics Norway finds that Norwegian trade and industry has far more innovators than previously indicated. Statistics Norway compiled data on the four main types of innovation: product innovation, process innovation, organisational innovation and marketing innovation. The results show a 15 per cent increase in the number of Norwegian companies reporting innovation activities compared to the...

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Photo: Thomas Iversen / Forsvarets Mediesenter.

This week’s ABC News’ «Foreign Correspondent» investigated gender equality in the Norwegian Armed Forces. Foreign Correspondent's Eric Campbell travelled to the remote and breathtakingly beautiful Arctic corner of Norway to examine the gender experiment first hand.

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Den norske ambassaden i Canberra tilbyr praktikantplass for norske universitets- eller høyskolestudenter. Vi tar nå i mot søknader for våren 2015. Søknadsfrist er 19. september 2014.

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Photo: Fredrik Larsen Lund .

Nedenunder og Hjem is the result of historian, Fredrik Larsen Lund's years spent researching Norwegian immigration and settlement in the land down under. Lund is set to release his 330 page book in Norwegian early September 2014, with three lectures set for Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney late October.

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