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Federal Election - 2 July 2016

The Australian federal election will be held on Saturday, 2 July 2016.

Pre-poll in-person voting in Hong Kong is NOW AVAILABLE.

The Hong Kong Voting Centre will be open on Saturday, 25 June from 9am - 5pm.

For full details on election arrangements, including voting times, click here.

 

 

 

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Latest News:

Australia’s SMARTGATE Now Open To Hong Kong ePassport Holders

Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection announced today that its automated arrival border clearance option ‘SmartGate’ is now opened permanently to eligible Hong Kong ePassport holders. SmartGate uses electronic information in ePassports and face recognition technology to perform the immigration checks usually performed by a Border Force officer. Read the full media release by clicking here.

Australia’s SMARTGATE Now Open To Macau ePassport Holders

Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection announced today that its automated arrival border clearance option ‘SmartGate’ is now opened permanently to eligible Macau ePassport holders. SmartGate uses electronic information in ePassports and face recognition technology to perform the immigration checks usually performed by a Border Force officer. Read the full media release by clicking here.

Australian Election: Hong Kong Polling Centre Opens Monday 20 June

Eligible Australian voters in Hong Kong and Macau will be able to cast early votes in the 2016 Federal Election from Monday, 20 June at polling booths set up at the Australian Consulate-General in Wan Chai. Read the full media release by clicking here.

Crowd of 700 attend Anzac service in Hong Kong

More than 700 people have gathered for the traditional Anzac Day service at the Cenotaph in Hong Kong, this year marking the 100th anniversary of the war on the Western Front during World War I.  Read the full media release by clicking here.

Australia Signs Landmark Trade Agreement with China

Australian Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb and Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng have signed the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), which will unlock substantial new benefits for Australians for years to come.

Read the full media release by clicking here.

The full text of the Agreement can be found at: dfat.gov.au/chafta

     
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