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Federated States of Micronesia;
Republic of the Marshall Islands; Republic of Palau

Updated announcement from FSM Telecommunications Corporation:  

Update FSM Telecommunication Corporation (FSMTC) has issued an updated announcement regarding the proposed outage of the submarine fiber optic cable. The proposd outage and repair of the submarine fiber optic cable is now scheduled from 27 December 2016 to 4 January 2017. Although there will be significant reduction in bandwidth that will be felt by all, the FSMTC has put measures in place to mitigate the effects as much as possible under the circumstances.

The company operating the submarine fibre-optic cable which serves FSM has announced it must carry out cable repairs. This work will be performed between 31 October 2016 and 8 November 2016.  It may adversely affect normal internet and telephone services in FSM and RMI where ICT providers rely on the cable.  The Embassy has an independent capacity to communicate by email. Services should not be affected for clients whose ICT providers do not rely on the submarine cable.

Note: Australian and Canadian citizens in need of urgent consular assistance should contact the 24-hour Consular emergency centre on +61 2 6261 3305.






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ANZAC DAY - Monday 25 April 2016




ANZAC was the name given to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey early on the morning of 25 April 1915 during the First World War (1914-1918).

As a result, one day in the year has involved the whole of Australia in solemn ceremonies of remembrance, gratitude and national pride for all our men and women who have fought and died in all wars. That day is ANZAC Day - 25 April.

25 April is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service. The spirit of Anzac, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.

In Pohnpei,  the Australian Embassy will host a dawn service on 25 April that will commence precisely at 5:30AM at the Australian residential compound, next to Cupids Bar & Grill, in Nanpohnmal.

The event is open to the public and in particular veterans and serving military members of any nationality, and Australian and new Zealand expatriated and travellers.

For more information, please contact the Australian Embassy on 320 5448.


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Australian Federal Election 2016


The Australian Federal Election will be held in Australia on Saturday 2 July 2016. It is now too late to enroll to vote for this election.

Online applications for postal vote (for those already registered to vote) are available on the AEC website at . Your application for postal vote must be received by the AEC by 29 June 2016.

The Australian Embassy in Pohnpei will be open for in person pre-poll voting on weekdays from 9 am - 4 pm commencing Monday 20 June until Friday 1 July 2016.

The Embassy will not be open for voting on Election Day.

You can find information relating to being overseas at election time on the Australian Electoral Commission's website (