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Update - April 2018

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Posted by: Melanie Chiew
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Monday, April 30, 2018


On Wednesday, 25 April, the Australian Consulate General, New York in partnership with the American Australian Association commemorated ANZAC Day with an inaugural Veterans’ lunch at Cipriani Wall Street, preceded by a church service at Trinity Church.  Over 400 government and business leaders attended, along with US, Australian and New Zealand service personnel and military veterans from WWII through to current day.  We were especially honored to have present several members of The Greatest Generation, including Peter Du Pre aged 94, who closed the lunch with a powerful and moving rendition of Waltzing Matilda, on his harmonica.

Special guest, ADM Mike Mullen, USN (Ret.) former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff gave the keynote address and presented awards to the Guardians of ANZAC Day and the Association’s first class of American and Australian veteran scholars.  In its first year, the Association’s Veterans’ Scholarship Fund awarded 10 scholarships to support five American and five Australian veterans to undertake university level education in each others’ country.  Thanks to the generosity of all event sponsors, proceeds from the lunch will enable the Association to double its efforts and support a new class of future veteran scholarship recipients.

View church service photos
View lunch photos


Gather your friends, clients and colleagues for a round of golf on Monday, September 10 to benefit the American-Australian Veterans' Scholarship Fund.  The day will feature special guest of honor Greg Norman AO.  

Sponsorship/foursome packages available

For reservations, please contact Georgina Duckworth at
or 212-338-6860 ext. 212.



Join us at the 2018 Benefit Dinner as we honor Rupert Murdoch AC, Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox and News Corp.

Each year, the Association holds a Benefit Dinner to recognize important American-Australian business relations and to celebrate the scholars of our Postgraduate Education Fund.  Proceeds from the Dinner support the Education Fund which to date has awarded more than 300 Scholars over US$7.5 million in grants to pursue advanced study and research in fields such as medical research, STEM and sustainability.

For further information, please contact
Debbie Chappel at

MONDAY, MAY 14, 2018

Would you love to get involved with a dynamic group of women, give back, make fabulous friends and have fun? Then volunteer with AWNY!

SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION by Monday, May 7, 2018 and come along to the AGM

When: Monday, 14th May, 2018
Time: 6.30pm for 7:00pm start
Where: The Liberty NYC, 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY
RSVP: by Monday, 7th May, 2018

There will be networking drinks before and after the formal election procedures.

MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2018

Join NBFF for Orange County's Largest Celebration of Australian Film.

On Monday, April 30, NBFF will host their annual Australian Spotlight for the International Premiere of "The Pretend One," directed and produced by Tony Prescott.  NBFF are excited to announce that the Cast and Crew will be attending the event!

Special event tickets also include entry to their post-event with culinary tastings from Orange County's top restaurants and a hosted bar by Tito's Handcrafted Vodka and Lagunitas Brewing Co. Tickets are on sale now at

Use discount code ONEFIVE for $5 off!


THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018

The annual screening of award winning short films from Down Under will take place at the Asia Society.

This year's presentation will include legendary Australian filmmaker Jane Campion's 1982 student film, An Exercise in Discipline - Peel, which won the best short film prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1986. 

Other films include: The Unicorn, a thriller in which a young couple is about to make love when a strange phone call sends their night into disarray; Hiccup, a 3-minute film in which a small annoyance can turn deadly; Kill Off, a comedy/drama in which a learning-challenged girl connects with an adult via music; Lost Property Office, a stop-motion animation in which Ed, the custodian, seems as lost as the items he is tasked to look after; Welcome Home Allen, a poignant film in which a group of Viking warriors returns home to a modern world; and Library of Love, a musical about a librarian who spends her days reading too many romance novels.

Tickets available here.





May 14: AWNY Annual General Meeting, NY - RSVP
May 21: AWNY Hair Styling Tips & Tricks with Prema Salon, NY - register
Sep 10: AAA 2nd Annual Mateship Charity Golf Tournament, NY - save the date
Oct 30: AAA Benefit Dinner, NY - save the date


Apr 30: Australian Spotlight at NBFF, CA - buy tickets
May 10: Australian Short Film Today, NY - buy tickets
Jun 6: SMATS 
13th Annual Australian Budget Review Seminar, NY - register
Jun 12: SMATS 13th Annual Australian Budget Review Seminar, WA - register
Jun 13: SMATS 13th Annual Australian Budget Review Seminar, CA - register 


ANZAC Day Commemorative Service, New York
25 April 2018
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ANZAC Day & Veterans' Lunch, 
New York

25 April 2018
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AAA-G'Day USA Economic Outlook Address with Minister Ciobo, New York
27 April 2018
View gallery
ANZAC Day Commemorative Service, New England
28 April 2018
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There is still no US Ambassador to Australia, but it is neither an insult nor a concern, The Conversation
Allies Must Develop Own Robots, Not Just ‘Copy’ US: Aussie War College Chief, Breaking Defense
Australia Just Announced Its Biggest Ever Plan to Save the Great Barrier Reef. But Environmentalists Aren't Impressed, Fortune
Macron looks beyond submarines to forge closer ties with AustraliaFrance24

Coronado Coal hires three brokers for $1 billion listing of Australian, US assets, Australian Financial Review

Philadelphia Eagles draft Australian rugby player, BBC Sport
G'Day USA Economic Outlook Address, The Hon Steven Ciobo MP
Merkel gives clear backing for trade deal between EU and Australia, Sydney Morning Herald
Trump's Pick for U.S. Ambassador to Australia Heads to Seoul Instead, New York Times
Quest - Richard Quest Interview, The Hon Steven Ciobo MP
Experience the new Gold Coast in Australia,
CNBC Interview, The Hon Steven Ciobo MP
Andrew Bogut returns to Australia with Sydney Kings in major boon for NBL, The Guardian
Pictures of Australian WWI submarine wreck may shed new light on how it met its sad fate, ABC News
Australia's youngest senator pushes to drop voting age to 16, SBS News
Auroras illuminate southern Australia skies, 7 News Boston
Harry and Meghan planning to visit Australia in October, Sydney Morning Herald
Australia hosting unprecedented numbers of international students, ABC News

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