December, 2008  

Welcome to the December issue of the Advance Global Newsletter. P
lease forward this newsletter on to anyone you think would like to connect with Advance.
1. Obama's the Real Deal, says Classmate

2. The Secret Lives of Us
1. Obama's the Real Deal, says Classmate - By Advance Member Robin Urban

As a very proud fifth-generation Australian and dual US/Australian citizen, I am the only native Australian member of the Harvard Law School Class of 1991 and, I would venture, the only native Australian Barack Obama befriended in his days at Harvard Law School. [More...]
2. The Secret Lives of Us
The newest generation of Australians working in the UK are more educated and better paid than those that went before them, but despite flocking to Britain for higher paying jobs and the chance to see Europe, most Australians in the UK will eventually return home. [More...]
3. Advance Asia 50 Summit

Advance is delighted to announce the Advance Asia 50 Summit, a cross-disciplinary event which will bring together established and emerging Australian and Asian leaders and alumni from around Asia.  [More...]

4. Advance Job Board
Have you had a chance to view this month’s Advance job board postings? There are positions listed in New York, Washington and Melbourne:

Manager AML/Sanctions Compliance ANZ 

5. How Can We Better Serve You? Advance Wants Your Feedback
To help us understand more clearly what motivates Australians abroad to join, or not to join Advance, we've put together a brief survey. We're interested in what you think of our offerings and our communications, and what improvements you think would make membership in Advance more attractive. Take the survey now

6. Member Benefit Offer – Global Affiliate Program 
Travel insurance sale extended through December!          
Advance is pleased to partner with World Nomads, a leading travel insurer, to provide members with a 6% discount on their travel insurance needs.

As part of Advance’s expanding operations, we will be aligning with leading global providers of products and services that make expatriate life that little bit easier. Keep travelling safely in the lead up to the holidays with Advance and World Nomads. [More…] 

7. Advance is YOUR network - help us make the community BIGGER!
Win two flights back to Australia just for referring your friends, courtesy of FCm Travel Solutions.

For more information & to enter the draw go to
Flights provided by FCm Travel Solutions: FCm Travel Solutions provides effective strategies to streamline your corporate travel, saving you both money and time.

Upcoming Events


Thu 4th December
Private Screening of AUSTRALIA
Fri 5th December
Wed 10th December

Thu 4th December 
Thu 4th December
Boutique Australian Wine Tasting

Tue 16th December
Advance Christmas Party

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