NT School of Distance Education

Home / News / Special Visitors from Afar

Special Visitors from Afar

On 30th March NTSDE hosted a visit from three by three Australian Heads of Mission (HOMs) visiting Darwin as part of their travels whilst attending the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) Global Heads of Mission Meeting (GHOMM) held from 27 - 30 March.

This meeting brought together for the first time ambassadors, high commissioners and consuls-general to discuss Australia’s foreign, trade and development policy objectives and the global environment in which we are seeking to achieve them.

In Canberra, the HOMs participated in interactive discussions on challenges in foreign policy; trade, investment and economic diplomacy; global development challenges; and DFAT’s corporate modernisation agenda.  

After the Canberra component, the delegates travelled to state capitals, regional or rural Australia to meet with domestic stakeholders. They met with business and community groups to tell the story of how the work DFAT does overseas delivers benefits Australians, and to listen and respond to the perspectives they hear from members of local communities.

The HOMs who visited NTSDE were:

  • Ms Harinder Sidhu, High Commissioner for India
  • Mr John Donnelly, High Commissioner for Nauru
  • Mr John Langtry Ambassador of Australia to Mongolia.
  • Mr Lorenzo Strano, Director, DFAT Northern Territory
  • Ms Hillary Halim, DFAT Canberra

All of the delegates  were exceptionally complimentary of what they observed during their visit and very excited to be able to talk to the students and the teachers they met on their tour of the school.