July, 2009  


Welcome to the July issue of the Advance Global Newsletter. Our next issue will be out after the summer break in September.
 
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1. Message from the CEO - Bringing Australia to Life in the UK
2. First Australian to Receive Prestigious International Humanitarian Award

1. Message from the CEO - Bringing Australia to Life in the UK
 
Inspired by the success of G’DAY USA, the inaugural G’dayUK was launched in London from 21 June to 4 July. Its aim was to host a series of truly engaging events positioning Australia as an innovative and thriving economy. G’dayUK provided a fabulous context to take another look at Australia as a great place to invest in, work, holiday, do business with and generally get to know. [More...]
 
2. First Australian to Receive Prestigious International Humanitarian Award

On Friday 10 July 2009, Father Chris Riley AO, youth advocate, CEO and Founder of the charity Youth Off The Streets, received the 2009 Lions International Humanitarian Award. The Award was presented in recognition of the humanitarian accomplishments he has achieved through 30 years of working with homeless and disadvantaged young people, both in Australia and overseas. [More...]
 

3. Bondi Beach Says G'Day UK    

A little bit of Sydney appeared in London last month with the recreation of Bondi Beach on the South Bank of the River Thames. The beach, complete with pristine sand, lifeguards, deck chairs and surfboards, overlooked some of London's most famous landmarks, including St Paul's Cathedral. [More...]

4. UK Says G'Day to Victoria's Best
 
Guests at the Victorian Satellite event were taken on a journey to experience the sights and sounds of Melbourne in the heart of London as part of G’Day UK week last month. [More...]
 
5. Australia and the US - More Than Just Friends?
 
President Obama and Prime Minister Rudd shared the global stage again recently, bringing to light once again the fascinating partnership that exists between Australia and the U.S. and the tests that face both men as they navigate new local and global political climates. [More...]
 
 
6. Advance Member Benefit
 
Travelling to Hong Kong? Or better yet, living there? Then this special offer for Advance members in the gateway to Asia will remind you your body is your business. Seasons Fitness, located in Central, is offering Advance members a complimentary seven days pass in the month of July 2009 and access to some great Spa deals.

*Enjoy 15% off any of the Seasons Spa treatments
*Check out Seasons' facilities & indoor lap pool at www.seasonsfitness.com

To learn more how to take advantage of this great offer click here.
 
7. The Buzz
 
Before signing off reading this newsletter here are some interesting stories to read:
 
The Australian - Australians risk being marooned in the dated jobs and industries of the 20th century unless a $11.3 billion mass Asian language literacy plan is acted on within a generation.

US, UK Remain Biggest Investors in Australia
Business Spectator - The United States and Britain remain the biggest investors in Australia but China is fast rocketing up the ladder, a Senate inquiry has been told.
 
news.com.au - Australian cities occupy five of the top 20 places in a British survey ranking the liveability of 140 of the world's major centres.
The Sydney Morning Herald - Australian expats are among the highest paid in the world, a new report says. The foreign workers who have flocked to our shores make do with far less.
 

Upcoming Events


London:

Mon 20 July
 
Thu 6 - Mon 31 August

Los Angeles:

Wed 29 July
 

New York:
  
Wed 22 July

San Francisco:

Thu 23 July
Word of Mouth

Thu 30 July
Genetic Testing - The Ultimate Match Maker

Washington:
 
Every Saturday in July 
FREE Saturday Morning Footy Clinics
* View Other Australian Events taking place around the globe.

Shout out to writers of all shapes & forms!

Advance will soon be launching a ‘Global Guest Writers Forum’, featuring the work of Aussie writers from all over the world. If you’re interested, drop us a line at jess@advance.org


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