October, 2009  

Welcome to the October issue of the Advance Global Newsletter. Please forward this newsletter on to anyone you think would like to connect with Advance.
1. Message from the CEO  - Celebrating Successful Australian Women
2. Senator Penny Wong Launches the Advance Green Advisory Group

1. Message from the CEO - Celebrating Successful Australian Women
This month we honour one of Australia’s leading expatriates, molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, who recently became the first Australian woman to win a Nobel prize. Professor Blackburn, 60, grew up in Tasmania, studied at the University of Melbourne, and is now based in the US. [More...]
2. Senator Penny Wong Launches the Advance Green Advisory Group

Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Minister for Climate Change and Water, launched the Advance Green Advisory Group on September 24th. The group encompasses some of Australia’s greatest brains in climate change living overseas who will be available to work in consultation with the Australian government on the many key challenges and opportunities facing this sector. [More...]

3. Premier Brumby is a Hit with Hong Kong Victorians Abroad

In comments echoing Advance Patron, Prime Minister Rudd’s remarks on inwards investment, Premier Brumby highlighted the terrific Costco 'invest in Victoria' example, when he spoke on 22 September in Hong Kong. [More...]
4. An Australian Dream by Katarina Stuebe 
It all began on a cold and rainy 11th December in Germany back in 2000. I walked out of a small café the cold wet creeping up with me and my decision was made, I was going to leave. Australia it should be! [More...]

5. Qld Artist Opens his First International Exhibition in Hong Kong
Against the magnificent setting sun over Victoria Harbour, Brisbane-based artist Steven Dix opened his first overseas exhibition, ‘Travelling Across Boundaries’ at the State of the Arts Gallery on 19 September in Hong Kong. Consul General Les Luck and Jenny Luck, who themselves are outstanding painters, presided over the ribbon cutting ceremony. [More...] 

6. Calling all University of Western Australia alumni!
The Vice-Chancellor of UWA, Professor Alan Robson, is hosting cocktails and dinner in the charming surroundings of the Harvard Club in New York. This event has been a great success in the past providing an opportunity to hear the latest on the activities at the University while renewing old friendships and meeting fellow alumni in the US. [More...]

7. Advance Member Benefit

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8. The Buzz
Our October snapshot of Australian stories around the globe.
news.com.au - Molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn has become the first Australian woman to win a Nobel prize.

Toni Collette wins Emmy for Tara
news.com.au - Australian actress Toni Collette has caused the first major upset of the 61st Emmy Awards, beating hot favourite Tina Fey to win best actress in a comedy.

ABC news - The Australian movie Broken Hill has won the best feature film - audience choice award at the TriMedia Film Festival in Colorado.
Daniher is a big name in football in Australia, and now it’s a big name in the US as well. Joel Daniher of the New York Magpies recently took out the award for Most Valuable Player in the American National league – the equivalent to the Brownlow Medal awarded in Australia.

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