2011 NOV 18 Welcome Dinner for the New Australian Consulate General

Event: FAAA Gathering cum Welcome Reception for Consul-General Mr. Paul Tighe
Hosted by The University of Newcastle Australia Alumni Association HK
Date: Fri 18 Nov 2011
Time: 7:30pm (registration begins 6:30pm)
Venue: Macau Jockey Club Members’ Club House 澳門賽馬會黃金閣
地址: 上環干諾道中168-200號信德中心104A-B號舖
Address: 104A-B Shun Tak Centre, 168-200 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan (MTR exit E)
Cost: $420 for FAAA members, $450 for Non-Members
The dinner is Chinese cuisine serving with unlimited soft drinks and beers.
For inquire and registration, please kindly contact:
Mr. Francis Wong
Diplomatic appointment – Consul-General in Hong Kong
Media release: Dr Craig Emerson MP, Minister for Trade and Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs
26 August 2011
Trade Minister and Acting Foreign Minister, Craig Emerson, has today announced that Mr Paul Tighe will be Australia’s next Consul-General in Hong Kong.
Mr Tighe is expected to take up his appointment next month, and he will replace Mr Les Luck, who has been Consul-General since April 2008.
Australia has important and enduring interests in Hong Kong. Two-way trade in goods and services totalled $7.3 billion in 2009-10.
Hong Kong is our leading business base in East Asia, with more than 60,000 Australians living and working there. Around 600 Australian companies are established in Hong Kong, mainly in the services sector. The Australian Chamber of Commerce is the second-largest business chamber in Hong Kong, and the largest Australian Chamber outside Australia.
More than 88,000 people of Hong Kong origin reside in Australia. Government-to-government relations have been friendly and cooperative over many years, and regular high-level visits have taken place. Hong Kong remains a valued partner in APEC, the WTO and other multilateral fora.
Mr Tighe is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is currently First Assistant Secretary of the Trade and Economic Policy Division, a position he has held since March 2008. Mr Tighe has previously served overseas as Australian Ambassador to Greece, with earlier postings to Thailandand the Australian Delegation to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.
Mr Tighe holds a Bachelor of Science degree with first class honours from the University of New South Wales. He will be accompanied by his wife Diane.

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