January, 2011  

Welcome to the January 2011 issue of the Advance Global Newsletter. Please forward this newsletter on to anyone who you think would like to connect with Advance.
1. CEO Message

This year’s G'Day USA two-week program is now underway. An annual program designed to showcase and bring new business, art, education and tourism events to eight US cities - Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Denver, Houston, Boston and New York - with the goal of strengthening bilateral collaboration and realising new business opportunities for Australia's largest trading and investment partner. [More...]

2. Vietnamese-Australian Tan Le Announced as Speaker at the Advance Women's Leadership Summit
Plans for our upcoming Women’s Leadership Summit are forging ahead and we’ve received great feedback from some outstanding women who will be attending.

We are very proud to have as one of our speakers Tan Le, a Vietnamese-Australian telecommunications entrepreneur who is also President and Co-Founder of Emotiv Systems. Tan was named the 1998 Young Australian of the Year and has been an Ambassador for the Status of Women since 2001. She has also been appointed to a number of prominent Boards, including Plan International Australia, Australian Citizenship Council, National Committee for Human Rights Education in Australia, and RMIT Business in Entrepreneurship.

For more details about the Plenary and Round Table Sessions, please go to: www.advance.org/womensummit/agenda/
3. Donate to the Appeal for Flood Support 
Australian Times - Australia is a nation in crisis as flooding continues to ravage communities in Queensland. The Prime Minister and Qld Premier are asking you to support your fellow Australians. Aussie expat organisations around the world, including Australian Times and Advance, are urging you to support the Qld flood appeal. [More...]

Down Under On Top - Peta Hellard
Pushing the boundaries of journalism is what drives Peta; she can be found reporting from the outskirts of Alaska to the urban jungle of New York. Meet Ms Hellard...journalist, news reporter, provocateur.

Watch the video
5. Global Australian Spotlight 
Rocking All Over The World
Plato once said, “Music is a defining element of character.” Little did he know this statement would be used 2500 plus years later to describe the life of a true innovator in the music business, Andy Sharpe. Whether it was rocking  out with his band ‘Jack Fury,’ running workshops to help indigenous children write and record original songs, or working with musicians who have played with the likes of David Bowie and Queen on team building projects, Andy has always had music running through his veins. [More...]
Watch the video [here]
6. International Students Positive About Australian Education 
New research released last month shows international students’ level of satisfaction with Australian education is on the rise. Australian Minister for Tertiary Education, Senator Chris Evans, has welcomed the National Survey of International Students Studying in Australia report, showing the majority of international students are satisfied with their living and study experiences in Australia. [More...]
7. Advance Job Board
Advance is looking to fill the role of book-keeper in our New York office. For a full description of the role and how to apply click here.
8. Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes in Your Career
by Paul Lyons from Ambition
Advance's Talent Mobility Partner
Around the turn of the calendar or lunar new year is usually the best time to reflect on the past year and quantify the progress you want to make in the coming year in your career. If you want to make some progress then you should enforce some change through setting some clear goals and a sound plan to achieve them. [More...]
9. Advance Member Benefit

Advance is pleased to partner with World Nomads to offer great travel insurance. Use code 'advance' for 5% off at checkout (US/Canadian residents cannot receive discounts: use 'advgives' to give to a Footprints project). A portion of each purchase goes to Advance to help support member programs.

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10. The Buzz   

Our January snapshot of Australian stories around the globe.

ABC removes overseas block for floods coverage 
Australian Times - ABC News 24 has removed the usual block on its online streaming service so people overseas can view live coverage of the floods.

Sweden aims to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US - lawyer
news.com.au - Julian Assange's lawyer in Britain has accused Swedish authorities of secretly planning to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to the United States, in an interview with a German newspaper to appear on Thursday.

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