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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. We are a small embassy with 8 employees; three are diplomatic personnel and four are local employees. At the moment we have a vacant full-time position for locally employed staff:

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Photo: Tonelist.com.au.

Norwegian bass player Christian Meaas Svendsen is in Australia for a two week tour, starting in week 3. First up, Mr Svendsen will be visiting the exploratory music festival Tone List in Perth Thursday 19th and Friday 20th. From there on his tour goes through all the states of Australia, including Canberra.

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Photo: Tongan government protocol.

Ambassador Unni Kløvstad visited Tonga 20-24 November to present her credentials to His Majesty King Topou VI. Tonga and Norway has a good relationship, despite the geographical distance that limits bilateral engagements.

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On Tuesday 6 December, the Norwegian Ambassador Unni Kløvstad was invited to speak at an event hosted by Beyond Zero Emissions to highlight avenues to increase the share of electric cars in the Australian vehicle-fleet.

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Now in its third year, the Norwegian Embassy Annual Business Seminar was held 17 November in Perth. The focus of this year’s seminar was innovation, and nearly 90 participants mainly from Australian-based Norwegian companies and organisations attended the event.

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Norway offers a wide range of opportunities for higher education. Besides offering a unique student experience with a wide range of high quality courses and great flexibility, Norway, in the northern corner of the world, gives you a chance to combine your studies with exciting outdoor activities, both winter and summer. More than 25 000 foreign nationals in total are currently enrolled at...

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Representatives of the UN70 initative, including New Zealand and Norway met Secretary-General-Designate Mr. António Guterres and his transition team in New York, 3 November.

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Photo: IMAS UTAS.

Ambassador Ms Unni Kløvstad travelled to Hobart this week for the unveiling of a bust of the Antarctic explorer Roald Amundsen. Together with the Executive Director of the University of Tasmania’s Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), Dr Richard Coleman, she unveiled the bust of the famous Norwegian explorer on a new plinth outside the IMAS Building, Thursday October 27th.

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Photo: Fram Museum Oslo, Norway.

Last weekend the embassy successfully hosted an exhibition on the Norwegian polar pioneer, Roald Amundsen, at the Australian Antarctic Festival. Ambassador Kløvstad officially opened the exhibition on the world-known explorer’s journey to the South Pole, underlining Norway’s historic relations to the Antarctic continent. Federal senators, Tasmanian MPs, Norwegian businesses and members of the...

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Photo: CEDA event, Jason McCormack Photography.

Norway is recognised around the world for having worked hard in order to promote gender equality. It has been a priority for successive Norwegian Governments from both sides of politics.

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On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People the Norwegian Embassy wishes to pay a special tribute to the Sámi, Maori and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, indigenous to Norway, New Zealand and Australia, respectively. This International Day promotes the Indigenous agenda across the world.

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Northern lights over the Ersfjord in Tromsø. 
Photo: Bjørn Jørgensen / Innovation Norway .

Experience the northern lights or the midnight sun north of the Arctic Circle, or visit the world-famous Norwegian fjords, spectacular mountains and glaciers.

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