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Secretary Blinken Statement on the Australian Sanctions Regime

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 2, 2021 The United States commends Australia on passing legislation that strengthens its sanctions regime to address more comprehensively human rights abuses, corruption, malicious cyber activity, violations of international humanitarian law, and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) proliferation globally — all of which threaten international peace and security. The new legislation will ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens – New Guidelines for Emergency Appointments

Location: The Australian Capital Territory (ACT), New South Wales (NSW), Queensland (QLD) Event: Services provided by the U.S. Consulate General in Sydney continue to be significantly disrupted due to COVID-related delays in our move to a new location.  As a result, the U.S. Consulate General Sydney can only provide limited emergency services to U.S. citizens at this time.  Routine services, including U.S. passport, ...
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Health Alert — U.S. Mission to Australia

Health Alert — U.S. Mission to Australia (4 November, 2021) Location: Australia Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. ...
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