January, 2010  

 Welcome to the January 2010 issue of the Advance Global Newsletter. Please forward this newsletter on to anyone you think would like to connect with Advance.
1. CEO Message
1. CEO Message
Happy New Year!

This month, the best of Australian culture, fashion, food, wine, tourism, innovation and business will be celebrated in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego, San Francisco and New York with our annual foreign country promotion in the United States. G'Day USA: Australia Week 2010 is running until 22 January 2010
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One People, One Destiny A Commitment to Australia by Prashanth Shanmugan
Two hundred and twenty-two years ago this month Captain Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet landed on Sydney Cove and proclaimed a new colony. Before he set sail he wrote to the Home Secretary, Lord Sydney; “from the moment his Majesty’s forces take possession of the country: That there can be no slavery in a free land, and consequently no slaves.” A sound founding proclamation from our founding father, twenty years before the abolishment of the slave trade in the British Empire. [More...]
3. down under / ON TOP
Welcome to our new monthly video profile of Australians marking their mark on the world – a joint production between Cameron Daddo and Advance. This month we meet Nina Blackwell. Nina strode the stage of world politics when she was appointed press secretary to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in New York, and currently lives and works in California. Watch Nina Blackwell [here]

4. Tech Industry Top Guns Bring Insight, Expertise to 2010 G’Day USA Innovation Shoot Out 
Mark Anderson, CEO of Strategic News Service, a leading influencer in the technology world – whose forecasts shape the industry and are read by Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell and many others – will chair the judging panel and deliver closing remarks at the 2010 G’Day USA Innovation Shoot Out in Silicon Valley on January 20. [More...]
5. Seeking 'Go Getting' Women in the UK
Advance together with Qantas and Australian Business are calling for nominations for our annual Australian Woman of the Year in the UK award. Get your nominations in for this major award which recognizes the extraordinary achievements that Australian women have made in the United Kingdom. Nominate [NOW]
6. Australia's Global Role in Financial Services
G’DAY USA Australia Week Financial Services Luncheon - January 22, 2010
With it’s A$1.3 trillion fully-funded pension system, rich commodities exports and highly skilled and diversified workforce, Australia has emerged as the most resilient developed economy in the world’s volatile landscape. [More...]
7. Advance Job Board
Advance partner, Investment Victoria, is looking to fill the role of Investment Manager in San Francisco. For a full description of the role click here

8. Advance Member Benefit
Advance is pleased to offer members the opportunity to design your very own pair of women's fashion shoes!

For the month of January, Advance has teamed up with Shoes of Prey, an Australian website that allows you to design and order your own women's shoes which are then handcrafted and delivered directly to your waiting feet. And for those of you living away from Australia our friends at Shoes of Prey are offering Advance members free worldwide shipping on all orders during the month of January! 

To learn more about this great offer click here

9. The Buzz

Our January snapshot of Australian stories around the globe.
The New York Times - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Australia and New Zealand next week, further cementing improved relations with two key Pacific allies in a region overshadowed by the rise of China.
The Australian - Use of wireless broadband services mushroomed during the past year to reach more than two million subscribers, driven by the popularity of wireless modems and mobile devices such as the iPhone.
The Australian - National parks could be opened up to development by Aboriginal groups across Australia if the federal opposition overturned Queensland's Wild Rivers legislation protecting Cape York, a constitutional expert warned yesterday.

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