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Thursday, 19 February 2015

On Friday 23rd January the grand ballroom of Cipriani Wall Street was host to the American Australian Association’s Australia Day Black Tie Gala, presented by National Australia Bank. The evening was a celebration of Australia Day and Australia in the United States with over 400 guests attending, including special guests the Hon. Julie Bishop and Australian athlete and philanthropist Ian Thorpe OAM. 
Ian Thorpe, who was recognized at the event for his extraordinary contribution to sport and philanthropy, gave guests an insight into his Olympic experiences and friendly competition with his American rivals in the pool. Read more about the event and click here to see photos.


Emma Lindsay, Visual Artist

Emma Lindsay is an Australian visual artist whose practice includes painting, photography and installation. Emma’s current 'Extinction Project' explores the artificial nature of encounter with extinct and endangered species in the natural history museum collection archive. During her recent two-month residency at New York's Point B Worklodge, Emma had the opportunity develop new techniques, meet with other international artists and find inspiration in various natural history museum collections. Read more.

Applications Open: American Political Science Association (APSA) Congressional Fellowship 2015
Applications close Sunday, 15 March 2015 

Applications close The Association is now accepting applications for the nine month APSA Fellowship, open to scientists, journalists, federal executives and international scholars. The APSA Fellow will receive up to US$40,000 and have the opportunity to work on Capitol Hill with Congressional staff to gain an understanding of the US legislative process. Read more.


World-Class Education for children aged 2-13
The New York International School offers world-class preschool and elementary education with a Spanish / Chinese immersion program. Special conditions apply for members of the American Australian Association. Now accepting applications with a fast response policy.
Click here for information.

Receive free wire transfers on FX transactions for 2015
AFEX is proud to be the preferred foreign exchange provider of the American Australian Association. All AAA members who open a free AFEX Account by March 31st will receive free wire transfer fees on their FX transactions for the rest of 2015.
Click here to find out more.




26 Feb: AWNY's Financial Empowerment 101 - Australian Consulate General - Register now
5 Mar: March Reception, Bluestone Lane, West Village - Register now

12 Mar: Lunch Discussion with UN Women Australia, ANZ Bank - Register now
Apr: April Reception - Australian Consulate General - Save the date


19 Feb: Dame Edna's Farewell Tour in LA - Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center - Sold out
26 Feb: Immigration & Tax Seminar and Networking Reception - ROC Santa Monica, CA - Register now
20 Apr: Recognizing Indigenous Australians in the Constitution, a public lecture & discussion with Frank Brennan, S.J - Harvard University, Boston - Register now


Australia Day Black Tie Gala, NY - 23 January 2015, Cipriani Wall Street. See photos

Australia Day Boston Dinner - 26 January 2015, W Hotel.
See photos

Australia Day Celebration in LA - 26 January 2015, W Hollywood. See photos


Exxon prowling for Australian acquisitions, The Sydney Morning Herald
UQ alumnus Dr Michael McRobbie receives award from G’Day USA
, The University of Queensland

Socceroos celebrate Asian Cup win in Sydney
, The Sydney Morning Herald
GURRUMUL “Australia’s Most Important Voice” Brings His Show to the US for the First Time, PRWeb
Aussie company beats out Barbie, Lego and Disney Princess to be awarded girls toy of the year in the US, Daily Mail Australia
Flat White Take-Over: The 5 Best Australian Coffee Shops in NYC, Haute Living
‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ Begins Production in Australia, SBS

Australia’s highest paid sports stars revealed, The New Daily
Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia’s flying start puts survival of fittest challenge to test, The Courier Mail
Australian National University most searched-for Australian university in US: Google, The Canberra Times
Australian Fashion Council makes its debut in New York,
The Sydney Morning Herald
Australian musicians lead charge at Grammy Awards, BBC
Australian Wine Bounces Back in the U.S., WineSearcher.com
Serena Williams Wins Australian Open With Coughs, Guts and Aces, The New York Times
Cafe Oz:The corner of New York that is forever Australia, Daily Life
VIDEO: This Australian Yogurt is Taking Over Shelves in America, Food Manufacturing

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