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    May 4th marks the 75th anniversary of the critical WWII Battle of the Coral Sea
     
                       

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017






75TH ANNIVERSARY BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA COMMEMORATIVE DINNER, NY, MAY 4, 2017

May 4th marks the 75th anniversary of the critical WWII Battle of the Coral Sea (May 4-8 1942).  Join the American Australian Association, the Australian Government, and Northrop Grumman Corporation at the 75th Anniversary Battle of the Coral Sea Commemorative Dinner, honoring the heroic veterans who gave their all during this historic battle. The dinner will officially launch the new American-Australian Veterans Fellowship Fund and the Government of Australia’s First 100 Years of Mateship campaign.

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US CONGRESS REAFFIRMS IMPORTANCE OF AMERICAN-AUSTRALIAN ALLIANCE

Last week the United States Senate and House of Representatives introduced a concurrent bipartisan resolution reaffirming the United States’ strong commitment to the American – Australian relationship.

You can read the full Senate resolution here and the House resolution here.

 


AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM EXHIBITION, MARCH 2 - JUNE 30, 2017

The Australian National Maritime Museum's exhibition, “Guardians of the Sunda Strait:  the World War II loss of HMAS Perth and the USS Houston,” opens to the public at the Julia Ideson Historic Building, 550 McKinney, Houston.

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EDUCATION UPDATE


The American Australian Association’s Education Fund recently announced the appointment of its newest USA to Australia Fellows.

A number of these fellowships are generously supported by Bechtel, Chevron, Dow, Northrop Grumman, Qantas and the University of Queensland.

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FEATURED DAME JOAN SUTHERLAND FUND RECIPIENT: LANI ASUNCION

With the support of the Association's Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, American artist Lani Asuncion completed a month long residency in the small town of Bilpin in the Blue Mountains, NSW. Whilst at the Bilpin International Grounds for Creative Initiatives, Lani used digital media to capture the Aboriginal stories told of the 'Three Sisters of the Blue Mountains'.

She described the experience as "once in a lifetime", and one which enabled her to finish this three year long project. Read Q&A.



FEATURED MEMBER: NONI BALIAN, INSTITCHU

Born and raised in Sydney, Noni Balian made the move to New York last year, bringing with her the innovative Australian tailor-made men's suit company, InStitchu. We got to know more about Noni and the challenges and inspirations she's found working in men's fashion in NYC. Check out our Q&A for more.

Noni is also offering the AAA community 20% off their first suit purchase until the end of March with the code AAA20M
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BNP PARIBAS SHOWDOWN FT
. LLEYTON HEWITT & NICK KYRGIOS, MARCH 6

Come see former tennis stars Lleyton Hewitt and Nick Kyrgios among other international tennis stars battle it out at Madison Square Garden!

Get 20% off tickets with promocode LFT6

More info


AUSSIE NIGHT WITH THE NETS AT BARCLAYS
MARCH 28

Barclays Center is hosting an Aussie Night on March 28 with a special pre-game reception. Come and see #1 Aussie draft pickBen Simmons take on the Brooklyn Nets.

Use access code: Australia for ticket deals
More info



EVENTS 


AAA EVENTS

17 Mar: Keynote Address by Prof. Gordon Flake, CEO, Perth USAsia Centre - Save the Date
 4 May: 75th Anniversary Battle of the Coral Sea Commemorative Dinner, NY - More info

OTHER EVENTS

1 Mar: Telstra Pay it Forward Corporate Clothes Drive & Networking Event, NY - RSVP
 2 Mar: Australian National Maritime Museum Exhibition, TX - more info
 6 Mar: BNP Paribas Showdown: Featuring Lleyton Hewitt and Nick Kyrgios, NY - Buy tickets
 9 Mar: Expo West "Great Barrier Reef" Networking Reception, CA - More info
28 Mar: Aussie Nets Night at Barclays Center with code: "Australia", NY - Buy tickets

 


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NEWS

U.S. Senators Team Up To Support 'Always Faithful' Australia, The Huffington Post
'The US has no better friend than Australia': Trump's Australia Day message, The Sydney Morning Herald
Donald Trump issues Australia Day message highlighting strong trade partnership and friendship, ABC News
US ambassador Joe Hockey warns Donald Trump over nationalistic 'America First' rhetoric, The Sydney Morning Herald
US Shows Off Military Might In Australia’s Top End, The Daily Telegraph
How the Indigenous art recognised by Unesco draws us into Australia's real history, The Guardian
Geoscience Australia and Lockheed Martin Begin Collaborative Research Project For Second-Generation Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS), Lockheed Martin
Australia and Donald Trump administration talk infrastructure, The Australian Financial Review
Democrats call for Australian prime minister to address Congress, The Washington Examiner
PM Turnbull could address US Congress, SBS
Donald Trump softens line on Japan and China, The Australian Financial Review
Could a humble American Hamburger hold the secret to saving Australian baseball?, ABC News
Alan Mackay-Sim, the scientist whose miracle made a paraplegic walk again, named Australian of the Year, The Age
Australian scientists make breakthrough in fight against superbugs, ABC News

Rag & Bone latest international retailer to land in Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald
Tim Tams, an Australian Favorite, Arrive in AmericaThe New York Times
Australia’s Flume floored by Grammys album winThe Australian
Australia’s pension system becomes world’s fourth largestInvestment Magazine

   

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