Swiss citizens abroad use the web to elect their delegates

OSA PRESS RELEASE: Bern, 12 June 2017 – Between today and 27 June, Swiss citizens living in Australia and Mexico are invited to elect their delegates to the Council of the Swiss Abroad (CSA), the governing body of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA). For those living in these two countries, the big innovation for the 2017 election will be the ability to vote online using the CHVote electronic voting system developed by the canton of Geneva. The Confederation recognises the CSA as the official body representing the Swiss abroad.

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Victory at the Harmony Cup!

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Cyclone Debbie

A destructive category 4 cyclone has hit North Queensland today (28 March). Debbie crossed the coast over the Whitsundays between Bowen and Proserpine, leaving behind a trail of devastation caused by torrential rain, floods and wind gusts of up to 230kmph.

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Elections of the Council of the Swiss Abroad

Australia is one of only two countries taking part in an e-voting pilot program. The aim is to conduct the CSA elections in a more democratic way by giving all eligible Swiss in Australia the opportunity to elect their representatives. 

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Play Aussie Rules Football for Switzerland at the Harmony Cup!

Australian Football International has invited the Swiss Community to field a team at the 2017 Aussie Rules Harmony Cup in Melbourne on Sunday, 2 April.

 

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154,000 to use e-voting in 2017

Around 97,000 Swiss-based voters and 57,000 Swiss abroad will be able to use e-voting in the next nationwide vote on February 12, 2017. The government has approved five cantonal applications to trial e-voting for a further two years.

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“Engagierte Auslandschweizerinnen”

Portraits of four young engaged Swiss abroad in the newest Migros-Magazin, amongst them also Sarah Hill from the Swiss Club of South Australia.

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Mobile Passport Station in Adelaide

The Consulate General of Switzerland in Sydney will operate a mobile passport station in Adelaide on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 February 2017. 

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Oceania Swiss Club Presidents’ Conference 2016

The Australian and New Zealand members of the Council of the Swiss Abroad (CSA), Roland Isler VIC (chairperson), Carmen Trochsler SA, Beat Knoblauch NSW and Peter Ehrler NZ, organised a forum for leaders of all the Swiss community groups and associations from across Oceania.

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Treffpunkt: Swiss Club of WA

Meet Lorenz Wuthrich, president of the Swiss Club of Western Australia. The interview is available as a podcast on SBS German. 

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100 years OSA - Video greetings from Swiss Abroad

The Swiss Abroad were asked by the OSA to shoot a video greetings message to celebrate 100 years of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA). Have a look at the video!

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Mobile Passport Station coming to Auckland

In December 2016 it is the turn of the Embassy of Switzerland to fly the extra mile! 

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Artist from Australia wins ‘artist in residence’ project

Swiss-Australian artist Lucienne Fontannaz-Howard received top marks for her work. 

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Spring assembly of the Council of the Swiss Abroad, Brunnen 2016

The Council of the Swiss abroad met in Brunnen on 16 April 2016.

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1916–2016 — a century of service to the Swiss Abroad

In 2016, the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad is celebrating its centenary and 100 years of working on behalf of the Swiss Abroad. 

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Parliament of the Young Swiss Abroad

Ryan Cooper, Secretary and Oceania Representative of the Parliament of the Young Swiss Abroad in an Interview on Echo Helvetia (german/english). 

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