"Riksforsamlingen på Eidsvoll". Painting by Oscar Wergeland

The Bicentenary of the Norwegian Constitution in 2014 will raise awareness of what our Constitution means today and the role it can be expected to play in our future democracy.

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If you need to renew your Norwegian passport, a representative from the Norwegian Embassy in Canberra will be accepting applications from Norwegian citizens for passports at the Royal Norwegian Consulate in Fremantle on Friday 15 August 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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Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) calls for applications from higher education institutions outside Norway in relation to lectureships in Norwegian language and literature for the period 2015 – 2020.

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Bringing together the local Clubs of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia and Iceland, the Scandinavian Festival brings many exciting cultural and entertaining offerings to celebrate everything Scandinavian in Brisbane, Sunday 14 Spetember. Expect a smorgasbord of traditional Scandinavian food and drinks while taking part in a historic tale or two. Austin street, Newstead will be closed.

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Photo: Kine Marie Madsen.

Saturday 17 May, marked the bicentenary of the Norwegian Constitution. The day was celebrated in several Australian cities and in New Zealand.

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From left: Håkon Skretting, Regional Director, Oil and Gas, INTSOK, Siren Gjerne Eriksen, Norway's Ambassador to Australia and Tore Moe, Oil and Gas Advisor Australia, INTSOK. 
Photo: Martine Sørlie.

The Deep Water Conference, organized by Norwegian Oil and Gas Partners – INTSOK – took place in Perth 14 November 2013.

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Photo: Erlend Aas/NTB Scanpix/SMK.

Norway’s new Government was appointed 16 October by His Majesty the King. It is a conservative minority government formed by the Conservative Party and the Progress Party, with Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg as Prime Minister.

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Norway’s former Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, was appointed NATOs next Secretary General 28 March 2014. He will assume his functions as Secretary General from 1 October 2014.

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A new online platform compiling the most influential and cutting edge music from the Nordic countries launched on January 6th 2014.

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Etter norsk statsborgerlovgivning tapes norsk statsborgerskap automatisk dersom man får innvilget et annet statsborgerskap ved søknad.

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Noen potensielt ødeleggende naturfenomener, f.eks. skogbranner, sykloner, tropiske stormer og jordskjelv, er vanlige i Oseania og vil være en naturlig del av årets gang. Hele Stillehavet har f.eks. syklonsesong hvert år fra ca. november til april og det kan daglig registreres ørsmå jordskjelv i New Zealand.

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