Prime Minister - Inaugural Addresses
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Prime Minister - Inaugural Addresses

 

2016


The Australia-US Alliance is the bedrock of Australian foreign and defence policy.

While in New York, I will set out my vision for the US-Australia relationship in the 21st Century, including how we must seize new opportunities to further develop the bilateral trade and investment relationship through innovation.  

Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

Private Dinner with Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia

 

The American Australian Association has had the honor of hosting every Australian Prime Minister since its establishment in 1948, and this week we were delighted to continue the fine tradition, hosting a Reception and Private Dinner for The Hon Malcolm Turnbull and Ms. Lucy Hughes Turnbull on Sunday, 18 September 2016 in New York.

Amongst the special guests attending the dinner, were the Hon. Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs; the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration & Border Protection, the Hon Joe Hockey, Australian Ambassador to the United States of America and other government dignitaries. 

The Prime Minister was warmly introduced by the evening’s Host, Jennifer Nason, Chairman of the American Australian Association, and Global Chairman Investment Banking at JP Morgan.

Prominent American and Australian business and financial leaders at the dinner, included Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman & CEO, Dow Chemical Company; Steven S. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder Blackstone, Anthony Pratt, Chairman and CEO, Pratt Industries (USA) Inc., and Michael O’Neill, Chairman, Citigroup.  The Prime Minister emphasized innovation and free trade as economic imperatives; and used the opportunity to push the United States government to ratify the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement.

Contributing to the success of the evening, the American Australian Association would like to thank our key corporate contributors: Altria Group, Blackstone, Citi, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Dow Chemical Company, Exxon Mobil, JP Morgan, Lexington Partners, Morgan Stanley, Northrop Grumman, Pratt Industries (USA) Inc., Rio Tinto, Sidley Austin LLP, and Westpac.

 

 

2014


“America matters to the world; Australia matters to America; and Australia wants to matter more to America and to the world in the years and decades ahead.” 

Hon Tony Abbott MP



Business Lunch with Hon Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia

 

The American Australian Association & Citi were honored to present a Business Lunch for the Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott at Citi Center in New York on Tuesday,
10 June 2014.


On his inaugural visit to the United States as Prime Minister, Mr. Abbott delivered a key note address to an audience of 200 plus American and Australian business leaders that Australia was 'Open for Business'.

The Prime Minister was welcomed by Michael Corbat, CEO of Citi and introduced by the Australian Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Hon. Kim Beazley AC. Special guests of the Association included Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Blackstone; Greg Boyce, Chairman & CEO, Peabody Energy; James Gorman, Chairman & CEO, Morgan Stanley; Anthony Pratt, Chairman and CEO, Pratt Industries; Jac Nasser AO, Chairman, BHP Billiton; Kevin Skelton, CEO and Country Head, BAML Australia; and Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations, H.E. Gary Quinlan.

The Prime Minister was accompanied to the lunch by the Hon Andrew Robb MP, Minister for Trade & Investment and a delegation of business and industry leaders from Australia, including Steve McCann, CEO, Lendlease; Scott Charlton, CEO, Transurban and John Prescott, Chairman, Aurizon amongst many others.

Premium supporters of the lunch included BHP Billiton; Commonwealth Bank of Australia; Dow Chemical Company and Peabody Energy; and supporters - ANZ Bank, Lexington Partners, National Australia Bank and Westpac.

 

2011


“After centuries as friends, decades as allies, days and nights like these are precious still.  We are reminded of our best selves.  Americans are still optimists, Australians still have a go and our future is there for us as long as we are bold.”

Hon Julia Gillard MP


Black Tie Dinner with Hon Julia Gillard MP, Prime Minister of Australia

 

On her first official visit to the United States, Prime Minister Julia Gillard, was guest of honor at a prestigious black tie dinner hosted by the Association on 9 March 2011.  The dinner provided the Prime Minister with an opportunity to address and meet key American and expatriate Australian business and community leaders and other government representatives.

 

Ms. Gillard was warmly introduced by Association Patron, Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Liz Claman, from Fox Business News.  G.E., Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Immelt, gave the closing thanks.

 

Dinner was formally served in the Grand Ballroom of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel which also offered dinner guests panoramic views over Central Park and the New York skyline.

Special guests included:

Robert Thomson, Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal; Editor-in-Chief, Dow Jones & Co

Jim Mulva, Chairman and CEO, ConocoPhillips

James Gorman, President and CEO, Morgan Stanley

Melody Meyer, President Asia Pacific Exploration & Production Company, Chevron

Jacques Nasser, Chairman, BHP Billiton Ltd

Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO, GE

Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO, Dow Chemical Company

 

2008


“I am proud that Australia and the United States are partners. It is a partnership that has been supported by parties of both sides in Australia and the United States. It is an enduring alliance…”

Hon Kevin Rudd MP

Black Tie Dinner with the Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Prime Minister of Australia

 

On his first official visit to the United States, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, was guest of honor at a prestigious dinner hosted by the Association on 29 March 2008. The Prime Minister presented his landmark first address in the United States titled Australia, the United States and the Global Economy and the forum provided the newly elected Prime Minister the opportunity to meet and greet key American and expatriate Australian business and community leaders and other government representatives.

 

The Prime Minister was warmly introduced by James McNerney Jr, Chairman, President and CEO of The Boeing Company.  The Master of Ceremonies was Mr. Neil Cavuto from Fox Business News. Mr. Peter Lowy, Managing Director, Westfield Group gave the Prime Minister a Vote of Thanks.

 

Dinner was formally served in the luxurious baroque inspired Rainbow Room in the Rockefeller Center which provided dinner guests with sweeping panoramic views over the New York City skyline.

 

Special guests included:

Robert Thomson, Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal; Editor-in-Chief, Dow Jones & Co

James McNerney Jr, Chairman, President and CEO, The Boeing Company

Klaus Kleinfeld, President and CEO, Alcoa

Anthony Pratt, Chairman and CEO, Pratt Industries

Heinz Haller, Executive Vice President - Performance Plastics & Chemicals, The Dow Chemical Co

Peter Lowy, Managing Director, Westfield Group

David Anstice, Executive Vice President, Merck & Co

Leonard Harlan, Chairman, Castle Harlan

Annabel Spring, Managing Director - Head of Firm Strategy & Execution, Morgan Stanley

Steve O'Rourke, President - Global Exploration, BHP Billiton Petroleum

H.E. Robert McCallum, United States Ambassador to Australia

H.E. Dennis Richardson, Australian Ambassador to the United States

H.E. the Hon Robert Hill, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations

Hon John Olsen AO, Consul General, New York

 

 

 




John Merow, Elizabeth Dole, Hon. John Howard and Jeanette Howard
 
Fraser, Germain, Heymanson, Ray 
 

PM Gorton addresses the Association  
 
 Stevenson, Blair, Menzies, Heymanson
 
 Holt, Heymanson, Dewey

 

 
 

 

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