The first Australia India Youth Dialogue on Australian soil will take place in Sydney and
Melbourne between 30 January and 1 February 2013.
The 2013 AIYD program is now available online, click here for more information.
Click here to see our exciting list of confirmed speakers, including: His Excellency the Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC, Governor of Victoria; The Hon Martin Ferguson AM MP, Minister for Resources and Energy and Minister for Tourism; The Hon Chris Bowen MP, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship; The Hon Barry O’Farrell MP, Premier of NSW.
You may also be interested in reading more about our confirmed Australian and Indian delegates for the 2013 AIYD. With such a diverse range of delegates from Australia and
India, we are confident that this group will engage in an interesting and meaningful dialogue when discussion topical issues involving the Australia India relationship.
You may also view our summary report for the 2012 Dialogue held in New Delhi and
Mumbai, India by clicking here and the AIYD submission to the Australia in the AsianCentury Whitepaper by clicking here.
MESSAGE FROM OUR PATRON
As Patron of the Australia-India Youth Dialogue, l am delighted to support this path-breaking initiative to foster and enhance partnership between the youth of India and Australia.
Our two countries share a commitment to democracy, the rule of law, human rights and pluralism. The AIYD symbolises our common values and provides an historic opportunity for future leaders of both countries to engage together and collaborate in a new and dynamic relationship.
I commend the opportunities this initiative presents for young people in India and Australia to stand united, to inspire each other and to work together, championing a better world.
I extend my warm support to the AIYD, and wish all participants a productive and enriching experience filled with new friendship and understanding.
Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
Youth – the leaders of tomorrow are the drivers of our future – in business, social and cultural development.
We recognise that in the dynamics of the Australia-India relationship the youth are particularly active. From student exchange programs, higher education in each of those countries, youth networks and business programs, to young entrepreneurs and professional service providers, youth are crossing the divide between Australia and India to foster mutually beneficial relationships.
Our vision is that the AIYD will provide a sustainable platform for the youth of Australia and India to come together and foster an enduring partnership between our two great countries.