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New Australia envoy on Rappler cases: We're watching closely

Apr 05, 2019 - 12:04 PM

Freedom of the press 'is a fundamental part of any democracy,' says Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven Robinson

PRESS FREEDOM. New Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven Robinson says in a media reception on April 4, 2019, that Australia is closely watching the legal processes faced by news website Rappler. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Ambassador Amanda Gorely on Australia-PH relations

Dec 07, 2018 - 1:32 PM

The Australian ambassador wraps up her Philippine tour with updates on humanitarian support, and trade and investment opportunities

Australian envoy to PH: Fake news 'a threat to democracy'

Jan 25, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely hails the mainstream media s very important role in a democracy in this era of so called fake news

HITTING FAKE NEWS. Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely criticizes fake news as she addresses journalists on January 24, 2017. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Bigger DSWD warehouse now open to store relief goods

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:51 PM

The Australian government provides a P104 2 million grant to the DSWD for the building of the warehouse prepositioning of non food relief supplies and technical assistance

WAREHOUSE H. The new building can store 41,400 family packs, increasing the warehousing capacity of DSWD’s National Resource Operations Center by one third. Photo courtesy of DSWD

Federalism not the only way to empower local governments – experts

Oct 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM

As the Philippines mulls shifting to federalism global experts gather in a forum in Makati to share the challenges of federalism in their countries

Day 1 of the Global Autonomy, Governance & Federalism forum at Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City on October 19, 2016.

Duterte's rape joke: Can diplomats comment on election-related issues?

Apr 23, 2016 - 9:30 AM

The ambassadors views that are critical of the presidential bet s rape joke can be interpreted as unlawful foreign intervention

SHUT UP? Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte (right) says US Ambassador Philip Goldberg and Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely (middle) should not comment on election-related issues because foreigners are barred from doing so under the Philippine Constitution.

Coffee-lover? Top Indonesian beans, coffee according to Australian ambassador

Feb 04, 2016 - 1:57 PM

Australian Ambassador Paul Grigson calls Indonesia coffee incredibly good and shares his recommendations on beans and coffee shops

GOOD COFFEE. Australian Ambassador Paul Grigson praises the coffee culture in Indonesia. Photo by Rappler

Australian ambassador: Turning back boats with asylum seekers work

Feb 03, 2016 - 9:58 AM

We’re simply not going to allow people to travel through other countries whether it be Indonesia or Sri Lanka or wherever to get on a boat come to Australia and set up shop

REFUGE SEEKERS. Asylum seekers from Sri Lanka stand in their boat at a seaport in Cilegon, Banten, Indonesia, in 2009, looking to make their way to Australia. File photo by EPA

Indonesia summons Australian ambassador over spying report

Oct 31, 2013 - 9:59 PM

Indonesia summons the Australian Ambassador following a report the Australian embassy in Jakarta was used for surveillance by the US