- Six week season (56 games) - BULK double-headers - School holiday friendly - Australia Day
weekend BBL fiesta (seven games) - New finals format (shhh - more on this tomorrow!)."
A rare blend of Pakistan's diverse colours and cultures with Australian music and songs featured 'Australia Day
in Spring' at a reception in Islamabad on Tuesday.
Ailyn Agonia DOHA About 3,100 Australian nationals and 30 Australian companies are working in diverse sectors in Qatar contributing to the country's development, Australian Ambassador to Qatar HE Dr Axel Wabenhorst said during a diplomatic reception hosted by the embassy to celebrate Australia Day
in Doha on Wednesday.
Australian ambassador Dr Axel Wabenhorst is joined by Qatar's Minister of Municipality and Environment HE Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Subaie and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education undersecretary Dr Ibrahim bin Saleh al-Nuami in cutting a cake at the Australia Day
yesterday as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Chief of Protocol Ibrahim Yousuf Fakhroo, and the Diplomatic Corps dean ambassador Ali Ibrahim Ahmed look on.
New Australia Ambassador Steven Robinson AO and wife Rhonda hosted their first Australia Day
reception at Makati Shangri-La.
Protesters claim the January 26 celebration of Australia Day
glorifies the nation's "colonisation" and the genocide of its people.
Ahead of Australia Day
on Saturday, volunteers from the Land of Oak & Iron project used charcoal which they have been learning to make in North East woodlands.
"On my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan, I heartily congratulate you and all your people on the occasion of Australia Day
. I believe that the further strengthening of friendly relations between Azerbaijan and Australia, and the deepening of our cooperation in the areas of mutual interest will always serve the best interests of our peoples," Ilham Aliyev said in his letter.
Peter Downes from the Land of Oak and Iron project and charcoal volunteer Evelyn Gettings light up the barbie ahead of Australia Day
It's also been turned green for St Patrick's Day and was part of celebrations to mark Australia Day