The Australian Diaspora
Advance is the leading network of global Australians and alumni worldwide; we connect global Australians to move the country forward. The many millions of Australians who have, do, or will live outside of the country represent an incredible, unique and largely untapped national resource. Our mission is to engage, connect and empower leading global Australians and Alumni; to reinvest new skills, talents and opportunities into Australia.
As well as conducting our own research we work with other organisations to develop a deeper understanding of the Australian Diaspora. Here we have put together a collection of information that shines a light on the movements of global Aussies.
We are living in the Asian century with four of five largest economies predicted to be in Asia within the next 15 years. Australians are making their marks across the world but the reality is they simply don’t work for Australian companies. They are overlooked by policy makers in Australia and passed over by corporates when they choose to return home. Learn more
We refer anecdotally to a ‘virtual grid’ of over one million Australians living and working abroad at any one time, but who are these one million wanderers, and where are they now? In 2013 Advance embarked on a journey to answer these questions on behalf of the bright and far-flung community of Australians abroad. Our research confirmed something we already knew - wherever you go in the world, you’ll likely run into an Australian. Learn more
The Government is publishing this White Paper to chart a clear course for Australia at a time of rapid change. Over the coming decade Australia will need to pursue its interests in a more competitive and contested world. The broad themes of opportunity, security and strength sit at the heart of this White Paper. They recognise that an outward-looking Australia fully engaged with the world is essential to our future security and prosperity. Learn more
Australian CEOs value collaboration as a very important skill, however only 7.7% of Australian businesses collaborate with international firms while innovating products or processes. In this report, PwC and Advance explore Australia’s diaspora as a pathway to innovation. Learn more