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In view of the impact of COVID-19, application for the 2021 intake of
Australia Awards Scholarships has been extended to 30 June 2020.

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Application for the Australia Awards Scholarships is extended to 30 June 2020

In view of the impact of COVID-19, application for the 2021 intake of Australia Awards Scholarships has been extended to 30 June 2020. Become a leader for development and reach further with an Australia Awards Scholarship.

Important Announcement - COVID19


Nominations for 2020 Australian Alumni Excellence Awards are now open

Do you know of Australia-educated Filipinos who are leaders, innovators or young achievers in their field? Nominate them for the 2020 Australian Alumni Excellence Awards.

In 2019, Joji Ilagan-Bian was honoured with the Alumni of the Year award for her significant contribution to the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) sector of Mindanao. She established foundations and schools in Davao City, including the first international school in Mindanao, that allows students to earn globally-recognised certifications. Her initiatives helped create a favourable business and investment climate in Davao City since 1988.

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Australian Embassy Welcomes Forty Balikbayan Scholars

Forty returning Filipino scholars recently discussed opportunities to give back to the Philippines and make a difference in their organisations and communities during their Re-integration and Re-Entry Action Plan Finalisation Workshop last 12-14 February 2020. With the scholars are Deputy Head of Mission Richard Sisson of the Australian Embassy in the Philippines (fifth from the left), Ms. Milalin Javellana, Program Director, Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program - Philippines (fourth from the left) and Mr. Chris Fulluck, Senior Program Officer, Australian Embassy in the Philippines (third from left).

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Australia Global Alumni supports awareness campaign to save Philippine Eagle

Australia Global Alumni, in a bid to raise awareness of the current situation of the Philippine Eagle, collaborated with the Philippine Eagle Foundation and SM Supermalls for the exclusive screening of Bird of Prey, a documentary that follows a Philippine Eagle family in the wild and how they raise their young.

Over 100 guests gathered to support the charity screening of the film, which was held last 3 March 2020 at the SM Aura Premier. The proceeds of the event will benefit the Indigenous Forest Guards at Mt Apo who take care of the eagles and their habitat on the nation’s behalf.

Australian alumnus Jayson Ibanez, who heads the Research and Conservation at the Philippine Eagle Foundation in Davao, pioneered research on eagle home range, survival and habitat use through radio, satellite and GPS/GSM telemetry in the Philippines.

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Spotlight on the re-entry action plan (REAP)

As a special educator, it is truly fultilling to empower my former and current deaf studens to become problem-solvers and estrepreneurs through my REAP:  The Deaf Entrepreneurship Program.  With the education I gained from the Australia Graduate School of Entrepreneurship at Swinburne University of Technology, I am able to teach tem the basic competencies needed to build a business.

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Story Bites


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Filipina scholar receives prestigious MAK Halliday Medal from the University of Sydney

Australia Awards alumna Monaliza Mamac was recently awarded the Michael Alexander Kirkwood (MAK) Halliday Medal, the most prestigious academic award given by the University of Sydney’s Department of Linguistics to its most competitive students. She is the first Filipino to receive the award. As an Australia Awards scholar, Monaliza stood out not only for her academic ability, but also for putting theory into practice. During her stay in the university, she contributed to various meaningful projects that demonstrate how a study of language has real-world applications. Michael Alexander Kirkwood (MAK) Halliday is one of the most renowned linguist in the world who founded the Department of Linguistics at the University of Sydney, and created the whole field of Systemic Functional Linguistics. Monaliza Mamac completed Master of Crosscultural and Applied Linguistics at the University of Sydney through Australia Awards Scholarships.


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Australia Global Alumna brings Filipino textile and crafts to Australia

Filipina entrepreneur Anya Lim, co-founder of Anthill Fabric Gallery, recently established partnership among Filipino-Australian entrepreneurs and textile artists in Australia. She brought Anthill Fabric’s best sellers, accessories, and heritage collection through a pop-up series in Melbourne and Sydney. These initiatives are part of her export plan for Anthill Fabric Gallery, which is her re-entry action plan (REAP) for the Australia Awards Women Trading Globally program. Anya is also collaborating with DTI-Sydney for opportunities to pitch business to potential buyers and retailers in Australia. Anya Lim completed her Master in Communications for Social Change at the University of Queensland.

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