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Update - November 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015  
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On Wednesday, Nov 4 over 500 people gathered at Cipriani                 

2015 Benefit Dinner - A Runaway Success

On Wednesday, Nov 4 over 500 people gathered at Cipriani Wall Street in New York for the American Australian Association’s Benefit Dinner honoring Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP.

The stellar evening was hosted by FOX News Channel’s Kimberly Guilfoyle and attended by high-level corporate leaders. Key supporters included Rupert Murdoch AC, Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox & Executive Chairman of News Corp, Andrew Liveris AO Chairman & CEO of The Dow Chemical Company, Peter Lowy Co-CEO of Westfield Corporation, James P. Gorman Chairman & CEO of Morgan Stanley, Robert Thomson Chief Executive of News Corp, Jamie Dimon Chairman & CEO of JPMorgan Chase and HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company. Please visit the Association’s website for the full listing of Key Sponsors

Australia Day Black Tie Gala Dinner, NY

22 January 2016 - Cipriani Wall Street, NY

6.30pm Reception | 7.30pm Dinner followed by Dancing

Tickets: $240 Member | $300 Non-Member
Ticket price includes pre-dinner reception with passed canapés & open bar, chef created three-course dinner showcasing Australian food & wine, and entertainment. After-party complete with music and dancing.

Corporate Individual: $700
(Prime seating at a Corporate Table)

Corporate Table Sponsorship
Diamond and Ruby table packages are available

Featured Dame Joan Sutherland Fund recipient
Kristin McIver, visual artist

Kristin is an emerging Australian visual artist whose practice includes sculpture, painting and installation. She was awarded a grant from the American Australian Association's Dame Joan Sutherland Fund to undertake a 3 month artist-in-residence program with Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn, NY.



AAA Holiday Reception
3 December - New York


Ray Griffiths Fine Jewellery
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Corporate Membership

Corporate membership is central to supporting
the Association's corporate, education, social and cultural and philanthropic programs

Featured Corporate Member:

Enter the code "AAA" to receive $25 off any service booked through LookBooker up until 25 December 2015

Win round-trip tickets to Australia in our Qantas Airways Holiday Reception Raffle
Tickets: 1 for $10, 3 for $25, 6 for $40, 12 for $60, 25 for $100

New York Holiday Raffle (JFK-SYD, MEL, BNE) BUY ONLINE
California Holiday Raffle (LAX-SYD, MEL, BNE) BUY ONLINE


2 Dec: AWNY T2 Shopping and Tea Tasting - Register

3 Dec: AAA Holiday Reception
 - Register
11 Dec: AWNY Book Party & Discussion with Indira Naidoo - Register
22 Jan: AAA Australia Day Black Tie Gala - Buy Tickets


5 Dec: CA Family Christmas Celebration, Santa Monica - Register
10 Dec: Holiday Reception, Boston - Register
TBC Dec: CA Holiday Reception, Los Angeles - Save the Date
19 Jan: CA Dinner Club, Los Angeles - Save the Date
24 Jan: CA Australia Day Party, Los Angeles - Save the Date
26 Jan: AAA Australia Day Boston Dinner, Boston - Save the Date


Looking for a Thanksgiving or Christmas Lunch in NYC?
The Australian NYC located in midtown Manhattan is offering special festive menus for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day/Boxing Day Test.These dates are expected to book out so get in early!

To book call (212) 869-8601 or email                                     


Melbourne Cup Party
The Liberty NYC
2 November, New York
See photos

Melbourne Cup Party 
Busby's East
2 November, Los Angeles
See photos
Melbourne Cup Party
KO at The Shipyard
2 November, Boston
See photos
Benefit Dinner
Cipriani Wall Street
5 November, New York
See Photos


Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of the Commonwealth of Australia after Bilateral Meeting, The White House
Obama Says Australian Prime Minister to Visit Washington, The New York Times
Nick Minchin pushes for international rules Test in New York, The Age
Australia’s Bricklayers Face Robot Challenge, The Wall Street Journal
Two is better than one as Qantas joins American in race around the world, The Australian Financial Review
American Airlines back in Australia after 23-year absence,
Halliburton-Baker Hughes Merger Faces Another Hurdle As Australia Postpones Antitrust Clearance, International Business Times
Brad Harrison's Scout Ventures plans to launch $40 million Australian fund, The Australian Financial Review
Microsoft's new Sydney flagship store has New York vibe, The Australian Financial Review
Commercial investors flocking to Australia, The Australian Financial Review
GE Capital Said to Be in Talks to Sell Australian Businesses, The New York Times



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