• 12 Oct 2015 7:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFIVPOLVVtc

    • eTA is a new, electronic document and entry requirement that is used to screen visa-exempt foreign nationals such as Australians travelling to Canada by air (including transiting by air). 
    • eTA is now available but will not be mandatory for these travelers until March 15, 2016. After March 15, 2016, eTA-required foreign nationals will have to get an eTA to fly to Canada, unless they are otherwise exempted from the requirement.
    • Exceptions include: American citizens and travelers with a valid visa, study permit or work permit. The eTA will be issued with the permits at no additional cost. 
    • eTA applies to visa-exempt travellers entering Canada by air only. People travelling to Canada by land, sea, and rail modes will not be impacted by eTA.
    • Dual citizen Canadians (including children who do not yet have their citizenship card) will need to travel to Canada on a Canadian passport.

    eTA queries are very welcome at sydney.immigration@international.gc.ca

  • 12 Oct 2015 7:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

    JUST FOR LAUGHS SYDNEY RETURNS!

    CELEBRATING ITS 5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY

    WITH SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN COMEDY

    OCTOBER 19 TO 25, 2015

    Australia’s favourite comedy festival

    includes top international and local comedians

    RUSSELL BRAND – JOHN BISHOP – DANNY BHOY – TOMMY TIERNAN   

    STEPHEN K AMOS – AL MURRAY  – WIL ANDERSON  – DAVE HUGHES

    OMID DJALILI   CELIA PACQUOLA   – SAMMY J & RANDY!

    The Comedy Channel’s Just For Laughs: The Stand-Up Series hosted by DAVE THORNTON with Joel Creasey, Tom Ballard, Gretel Killeen, Em Rusciano, Akmal, Lehmo, Cal Wilson, Hannah Gadsby, Joel Creasey, Anne Edmonds plus many more!

    TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

    Sydney, Oct 2, 2015 – Just For Laughs Sydney kicks off its 5th anniversary celebration with the first announcement of this year’s amazing line-up, featuring some of the world’s biggest and funniest international and Australian comedians. Taking place Monday, October 19, through to Sunday, October 25, 2015, the annual week-long event will return to the prestigious Sydney Opera House. This year, the festival will expand with performances to also be held at the State Theatre and Qantas Credit Union Arena. Tickets for Just For Laughs Sydney go on sale Monday, July 6 at 9:00 AM.

    RUSSELL BRAND – acclaimed comedian, presenter, author, actor and international artist – will lead the lineup for this year’s festival. Brand will perform his new show Trew World Order at the Opera House on Friday, October 23, and a massive arena show at Qantas Credit Union Arena on Saturday, October 24. Following his phenomenal success as a stand-up, Brand turned his attentions to Hollywood, where, in 2008, he played rocker “Aldous Snow” in the box office hit comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall.  Since then, Brand has starred in several films including Rock Of Ages, Arthur, Hop, Get Him to the Greek, Bedtime Stories, The Tempest and Paradise. He also voiced the character  “Dr. Nefario” in the hugely successful Despicable Me animated movie franchise. In February 2015, Brand launched The Trews, a YouTube series where he offers his unique take on current affairs, and which has a fanbase that has rapidly grown to over one million subscribers. He also started a twice-weekly podcast, The Russell Brand Podcast, where he reunited with his former radio partners Matt Morgan and poet Mr. Gee.

    JOHN BISHOP will join the JFL Sydney lineup with his latest show. Bishop is one of the UK’s biggest names in comedy, and will perform at the Opera House on Wednesday, October 21. Within three years of his first-ever gig, Bishop was playing to sell-out arenas, and was crowned the fastest-selling stand-up on DVD in UK history. Bishop has had huge success with his own comedy entertainment series, including John Bishop’s Australia, John Bishop’s Christmas Show, John Bishop’s Britain, John Bishop’s Only Joking, and his latest The John Bishop Show. He spent 2012 writing his autobiography, How Did All This Happen?, and completed a triathlon challenge in aid of Sport Relief, raising over £1.6million for the charity. His autobiography was released October 2013. This multi-talented award-winning performer, writer and producer has established himself as one of the most sought-after talents in the UK.

    DANNY BHOY will return to Australia with his brand-new show Please Untick This Box, with shows at the Sydney Opera House and State Theatre. Bhoy began his stand-up career in 1998 and, a year later, he won the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award in the UK. In 2001, he debuted his first solo show at the Edinburgh Festival to critical acclaim. Since then, he has had nine return visits to the Edinburgh Fringe, packing the biggest venues at the festival. Bhoy has become one of the most globally successful and prolific comics working in the world today. He has built up a massive following in Australia and New Zealand where his tours have broken attendance records. Bhoy’s unique brand of storytelling and razor-sharp wit has been described as “effortlessly funny” and “the stand-up equivalent of Bill Bryson.”

    Twenty years ago, Britain’s favourite publican turned politician AL MURRAY, aka The Pub Landlord, embarked on his one-man mission as the King Cnut of Common Sense. He has since become one of the most recognisable and successful comics in the UK with his alter-ego The Pub Landlord, selling out venues including The O2 arena. To celebrate this 20-year milestone, The Guv will bring his new live show One Man, One Guvnor to JFL Sydney, performing over three nights at the Opera House Playhouse on October 19, 20 and 21. Murray has won the Perrier Award (after a record four successive nominations) and secured Olivier Award nominations for both his celebrated sell-out West End runs. His book The Pub Landlord’s Book of British Common Sense was a best-selling title, selling over 300,000 copies. He then released Think Yourself British, and his ultimate pub quiz book The Pub Landlord’s Great British Pub Quiz Book. He also released his first out-of-character book, Watching War Films With My Dad, in 2013. Murray’s British comedy award-winning television series Al Murray’s Happy Hour has delighted viewers and critics alike with his no-nonsense treatment of celebrity guests.

    OMID DJALILI, internationally renowned stand-up comedian/actor and winner of the Time Out Comedy Award, will bring his show Iranalamadingdong to the Opera House on Thursday, October 22. Djalili’s first significant stand-up career success was at the 1995 Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Short, Fab Kebab Shop Owner’s Son, followed by The Arab and the Jew in 1996. He has performed sold-out shows around the world including Ireland, Sweden, Belgium and the USA, the latter of where he had his own HBO Special and did 22 episodes on the NBC sitcom Whoopi with Whoopi Goldberg. Djalili has appeared in a number of films, most notably Gladiator, The Mummy, The World Is Not Enough, Spy Game, Notting Hill, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Sex and the City 2.

    Multi-award-winning comic CELIA PACQUOLA will perform at the Opera House on Sunday, October 25. Pacquola has cemented her position as one of the most in-demand comedians in Australia, while also forging a comedy career in the UK and abroad. Her stand-out solo festival shows Let Me Know How It All Works Out, Delayed, Flying Solos, and Am I Strange? have all garnered top reviews wherever they were performed, from Melbourne to Edinburgh. In 2014, Pacquola was nominated for the Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for Best Show, won the Amused Moose Laughter Award at the Edinburgh Festival, and in 2013 and 2015, she was nominated for Best Comedy at Adelaide Fringe. Pacquola has also appeared at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. Pacquola has acted in television shows including the AACTA-award-winning Laid, the Logie-Award-winning drama Offspring and in Working Dog’s latest series Utopia. Her wit and jokes have led her guest appearances on Spicks and Specks, The Project, Good News Week, Dirty Laundry, Have You Been Paying Attention? and more. Internationally, Pacquola has been a guest on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Chelsea Lately and The Rob Brydon Show.

    The Comedy Channel’s JUST FOR LAUGHS: THE STAND UP SERIES, hosted by one of Australia’s favourite comedians, DAVE THORNTON, returns for a third season this year. Six live shows will be filmed exclusively for Foxtel in front of a live audience from the Playhouse at the Sydney Opera House from Thursday, October 22, to Saturday, October 24. It will feature over 30 top international and local guests including Ronny Chieng, Cal Wilson, Hannah Gadsby, Joel Creasey, Tom Ballard, Anne Edmonds, Damien Power, Tommy Little and many more to be announced. The 10-part series will broadcast exclusively on The Comedy Channel later in 2015 only on Foxtel.

    JUST FOR LAUGHS SYDNEY – OCTOBER 19 TO 25, 2015

    Tickets On Sale Now!

    DAY

    DATE

    ARTIST

    THEATRE

    SHOWTIME

    Monday

    October 19

    Sammy J & Randy

    Playhouse

    7:00 PM

    Monday

    October 19

    Al Murray

    Playhouse

    8:45 PM

    Tuesday

    October 20

    Sammy J & Randy

    Playhouse

    7:00 PM

    Tuesday

    October 20

    Al Murray

    Playhouse

    8:45 PM

    Wednesday

    October 21

    Al Murray

    Playhouse

    8:45 PM

    Wednesday

    October 21

    John Bishop

    Concert Hall

    9:30 PM

    Thursday

    October 22

    Omid Djalili

    Concert Hall

    9:30 PM

    Thursday

    October 22

    JFL Stand-Up Series
    hosted by Dave Thornton

    Playhouse

    7:15 PM &

    9:30 PM

    Friday

    October 23

    Russell Brand

    Concert Hall

    8:00 PM

    Friday

    October 23

    JFL Stand Up Series
    hosted by Dave Thornton

    Playhouse

    7:15 PM &

    9:30 PM

    Saturday

    October 24

    The Just For Laughs All-Star Gala

    Concert Hall

    7:00PM & 9:30PM

    Saturday

    October 24

    Russell Brand

    Qantas Credit Union Arena

    8:00 PM

    Saturday

    October 24

    JFL Stand-Up Series hosted by Dave Thornton

    Playhouse

    7:15 PM &

    9:30 PM

    Sunday

    October 25

    Celia Pacquola

    Playhouse

    6:00 PM

    Sunday

    October 25

    Danny Bhoy

    Concert Hall

    7:00 PM

    Monday

    October 26

    Danny Bhoy

    State Theatre

    8:00 PM

    Tuesday

    October 27

    Danny Bhoy

    State Theatre

    8:00 PM

    Wednesday

    October 28

    Danny Bhoy

    State Theatre

    8:00 PM

    Tickets available at sydneyoperahouse.com/justforlaughs

    or 02 9250 7777, Ticketek at ticketek.com.au or 132 849, and via Ticketmaster 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au

    Keep up to date by signing up to our newsletter at justforlaughssydney.com

    Follow us on facebook.com/justforlaughssydney

    For further information, photographs and interviews, please contact:

    DIANNA O’NEILL PUBLICITY

    Phone 02 9337 2288

    Mobile 0418 468 148

    Email dioneill@ozemail.com.au

  • 21 Sep 2015 8:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

    The Canadian Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce is supporting the 3rd annual Energy and Mines Toronto Summit which will bring together senior mining leaders with global energy experts to discuss solutions for reliable, affordable and sustainable power for mining operations.

    Over 400+ mining operators and energy experts will attend the Summit which is now well established as the meeting place for the mining and energy sectors to network and discuss power solutions for mining operators.

    All chamber members are eligible for a 20% discount off registration by entering “australia20” as a discount code on the event registration page. Mining operator members are eligible for a limited number of complimentary guest passes and should contact adrienne.baker@energyandmines.com directly.  

  • 18 Sep 2015 8:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     Urban Ventures Network (UVN - http://urbanvn.com). UVN is Vancouver venture incubator for immigrant-entrepreneurs to create and lead original startups inspired by the future of cities. Through the Canadian Startup Visa program they become part of an elite network of entrepreneurs and urban solutions committed to reinventing and revitalizing all of Earth’s ten thousand cities.

  • 28 Aug 2015 10:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Elector

    A general election will be held on October 19, 2015.

    If you are eligible to vote and would like to vote by special ballot, apply as early as possible.

    Allow time for your application to reach Elections Canada, for a special ballot voting kit to be sent to you, and for your marked ballot to return to Elections Canada.

    Your application must reach Elections Canada by 6.00 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday October 13, 2015.

    Your marked special ballot must reach Elections Canada by the deadline, 6.00 pm Eastern Time on Monday October 19, 2015, or it will not be counted.

    The application for Registration and Special Ballot for Canadian citizens residing outside of Canada is available on Elections Canada’s website.

    To download an application, please click on the link “Get a special ballot application form”  http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=vot&dir=reg/svr&document=index&lang=e 

    Best regards,

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Cher / Chère électeur,

    Une élection générale aura lieu le 19 octobre 2015.

    Si vous êtes admissible à voter et que vous souhaitez le faire par bulletin spécial, présentez une demande le plus tôt possible.

    Prévoyez suffisamment de temps pour que votre demande parvienne à Élections Canada, pour qu’il vous envoie la trousse de vote par bulletin spécial et pour que vous retourniez votre bulletin rempli à Élections Canada.

    Élections Canada doit recevoir votre demande avant 18 h heure de l'Est le mardi 13 octobre 2015.

    Votre bulletin de vote rempli doit parvenir à Élections Canada au plus tard à l'échéance de 18 h heure de l'Est le lundi 19 octobre 2015; autrement, il ne sera pas dépouillé.

    La demande d'inscription et le bulletin de vote spécial à l’intention des électeurs canadiens résidant à l’étranger sont disponibles sur le site web d’Élections Canada.

    Pour télécharger le formulaire, veuillez cliquer sur le lien "obtenir une demande d’inscription de bulletin spécial"  http://www.elections.ca/content.aspx?section=vot&dir=reg/svr&document=index&lang=f

    Bien cordialement,

    Consular Section/Services Consulaires

    Telephone | Téléphone: +61 2 9364 3000 Facsimile | Télécopieur: +61 2 9364 3098
    sydny-cs@international.gc.ca

    Level 5, 111 Harrington Street / 5e étage, 111 rue Harrington
    Sydney NSW 2000
    Australia | Australie

    Consulate General of Canada | Consulat général du Canada
    Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada

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  • 17 Aug 2015 8:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce (CACC) Queensland invites you to network with fellow Canadian/Australian business owners, executives and professionals and enjoy some world class baseball on the Gold Coast!!! 

    Prior to both teams participating in the Under 18 World baseball championships in Japan later this month and early September, Australia will be hosting Canada for a series of matches and we thought it would be a great networking opportunity for CACC Queensland to attend the game on Sunday 23 August!

    DETAILS

    Australia vs Canada Under 18s Baseball  Sunday 23 August @ 1pm

    Surfers Paradise Baseball Facility (Sir Bruce Small Park)Enter off Allchurch Avenue near Pindara Hospital (Benowa)

    Pre-game and post-game activities

    No Admission cost

    Food and Beverage available for purchase

    A formal invitation will follow, but please respond to qld@cacc.com.au with your initial interest!

  • 06 Aug 2015 8:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce and KPMG

    to host an invitation only dinner discussion on September 16 with

    Mark Wiseman

     President and Chief Executive Officer 

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

     

     

    Mark Wiseman President & Chief Executive Officer, CPPIB


    About CPPIB
    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to pay current benefits on behalf of 18 million contributors and beneficiaries. Headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, New York City and São Paulo, CPPIB is governed and managed independently of the Canada Pension Plan and at arm's length from governments. At March 31, 2015, the CPP Fund totalled C$264.6 billion. For more information about CPPIB, please visit www.cppib.com.




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