The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Oju Group
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Phuket bestowed first Australian Consul-General

PHUKET: Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop has officially announced the appointment of Craig Ferguson as Australia’s first Consul-General in Phuket, with jurisdiction throughout the provinces of Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga.

tourism, politics, economics,


The Phuket News

Thursday 4 August 2016, 09:10AM


“Australia’s Consulate-General in Phuket was opened in June 2016 as part of the largest expansion of our diplomatic network in 40 years,” Ms Bishop explained

A total of 900,000 Australians visit Thailand each year, with approximately a third of those travelling to Phuket, Ms Bishop noted.

“The Government is committed to improving access to consular and passport services in areas popular with Australian travellers,” she said.

“Australia and Thailand have a strong relationship based on shared strategic and economic interests. We work closely together in regional and international forums, including the East Asia Summit, APEC and the United Nations, and on a range of important issues including defence, law enforcement, counter-terrorism, and combatting people smuggling and human trafficking. Thailand is our eighth largest trading partner with two-way trade worth $20.7 billion (B551.4 billion) in 2015,” Ms Bishop said.

Mr Ferguson is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and most recently was Assistant Director, Staffing Operations Section. He has previously served overseas in Shanghai, Brasilia and New Delhi. Mr Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology.

“I would like to thank Australia’s outgoing Honorary Consul in Phuket, Ms Michelle Hawryluk, for her excellent contribution to providing consular services for Australians in Phuket,” Ms Bishop added.

The Consulate-General in Phuket opened June 14. (See story here.)

 

The Australian Consulate-General in Phuket is located at:

6th Floor CCM Complex, 77/77 Chalermprakiat Rama 9 Road (the bypass road), Muang Phuket 83000 Thailand (See map below.)

Phone: +66 (0) 76 317 700 Fax: +66 (0) 76 317 743

Email: consular.phuket@dfat.gov.au

Website: http://phuket.consulate.gov.au

Hours of operation: 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). Refer to the Consulate-General website for further details on services.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:

Comments Left: Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail: (No Hotmail, Live, MSN and Outlook accepted at this time)
Security:
   => Forget password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Man suffers serious head injuries as motorbike slams into drain

Silly advices? Tell that to the people who get hospitalised with head injuries or died. Most of us are on the road and drive careful, anticipating ma...(Read More)


Nicha changes story in ID theft case

Well, this whole affair became a 'fantasy' thing. All involved are talking left/right. But what is right? Let the people involved start t...(Read More)


Massage parlour shareholder held for trafficking

No Evidence? 5 Colonels and 1 revenue dept official sent to inactive position. They are in the books of that massage parlour. The number of officials...(Read More)


Nicha changes story in ID theft case

Commentators should start writing of the fantasy....(Read More)


Man suffers serious head injuries as motorbike slams into drain

with all that silly advice on riding, why bother to be on the roads at all?...(Read More)


Massage parlour shareholder held for trafficking

If one bothers to read the article it states, "Investigators were examining the remaining firms to track down other suspects in the case while ev...(Read More)


Massage parlour shareholder held for trafficking

Well it does seem the next natural step for them doesn't it, from selling underwear to selling the people in it. Or is this a different Victoria&#...(Read More)


Eight injured as Phuket speedboats collide

Why do "farang' think Thailand should be safe? Well, yesterday, the Phuket Governor and thai tourist police told PN that safety of tourist...(Read More)


Eight injured as Phuket speedboats collide

Reading/talking about Phuket Marine Office,..... when is it going to be operational and functioning as it should be? It doesn't function at all a...(Read More)


Eight injured as Phuket speedboats collide

Same problem at Chalong Bay Pier & Marina where crazy speedboats enter between the green and red balises marking the port entree at full speed ins...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2018 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.