President Katalin Novak of Hungary recently held talks with former Australian prime minister Anthony John Abbot in Sydney. During their meeting, they discussed the importance of family and the challenges posed by a demographic decline. Novak highlighted Hungary’s family policy, which focuses on supporting families, and offered to share Hungary’s experiences and measures. They also discussed the Hungarian diaspora in Australia, which consists of around 100,000 ethnic Hungarians. Novak’s visit to Australia aimed to maintain relations with the diaspora community and celebrate the anniversary of Hungary’s 1956 anti-Soviet revolution. After the meeting, Novak visited the Melbourne Cricket Ground stadium and met Hungarian Olympic canoeist Cecilia Hartmann. She also met with Margaret Elaine Gardner, governor of Victoria, to strengthen relations between Hungary and Australia. Novak later gave a talk at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney about demographic challenges and met with business representatives.
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