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Update - March 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melanie Chiew
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This year we are pleased to be joined by The Hon. Kevin Rudd
The Hon. Kevin Rudd to speak at 2015 Annual
Spring Lecture Lunch 

Each year the Association hosts an Annual Lecture Lunch which features a prominent American or Australian guest speaker discussing topical global affairs or business issues of interest to our members. Previous guest speakers have included Australian Ambassador Kim Beazley; Robert Thomson, then Managing Editor of the Wall Street Journal; and James Gorman, Chairman & CEO Morgan Stanley amongst many others. 

This year we are pleased to be joined by The Hon. Kevin Rudd, Inaugural President, the Asia Society Policy Institute and Australia’s 26th Prime Minister. Mr. Rudd will be speaking on Alternative Futures for US-China Relations at the lunch, hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Read more.
Fri, 27 March 2015 | 12:30 - 2:15pm
Bank of America Tower, New York 

Keynote Lunch Address with RBA Govenor Glenn Stevens
Australia & the World Economy
Mon, 20 April 2015 | 12:00 - 2:00pm
Goldman Sachs, New York
Read more 


Q&A with Rupert Noffs, Development Director of Noffs Foundation | Entrepreneur Philanthropist

As The Sydney Morning Herald recently said: "In New York, they call it moxie: the combination of pep, courage, determination and supreme self-confidence. Rupert Noffs, 30, has more moxie than a barrel full of Glee cast members. And the backwards-baseball-cap, high-top-sneaker-wearing fashion blogger, designer, marketer, publicist and event producer has used every bit of it to expand his social enterprise initiative, Gideon Shoes, into the New York market and set up a charity there training young people to enter the fashion business..." and now he's set to open a restaurant with his partner of 11 years, Chef Matty Bee in downtown Manhattan later this year. Read more

Now Open: Australia to USA Fellowships

The Association is now accepting applications for 2015 Australia to USA Fellowships. The Fellowships offer up to $40,000 for
Australian citizens and permanent residents undertaking post graduate studies in the United States across various research fields. Application deadline: 15 April 2015. Read more.

Spring into April Reception
Thu, 9 April 2015
Australian Consulate-General
Register now

with Professor Kath Gelber 

AFTER 9/11 

Wed, 8 April 2015
Register now



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

Featured Corporate Member:


Volunteers wanted: Mates4Mates ANZAC Day Poppy Fundraiser

To commemorate the ANZAC Centenary, the Association is raising funds for the Australian charity Mates4Mates, through the sale of poppies. We’re looking for several energetic and committed volunteers willing to donate a few hours of their time in either New York, Boston or Los Angeles by selling ANZAC poppies at local community events. If you are interested in helping out, please email:

Purchase a poppy to support wounded Australian Defence Force members and their families. Click here to donate.


23 Mar: Working in the USA (AWNY) - QBE - Register now
24 Mar: Real Estate Seminar with Sotheby's International Realty - Sotheby's - Further information
27 Mar: Annual Spring Lecture Lunch with The Hon Kevin Rudd - Bank of America Tower - Register now
3 Apr: Australian play UNDERLAND with AWNY - 59E59 Theaters - Further information
8 Apr: AAA-UQ Lecture Lunch, Freedom of Speech After 9/11 - Macquarie Group - Register now

Apr: Spring into April Reception - Australian Consulate-General - Register now
16 Apr: International Conference Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 1915 Canakkale/Gallipoli Campaign - ‘History, National Perspectives and Friendship’ - SUNY Maritime College - Further information
20 Apr: Keynote Lunch Address with Glenn Stevens - Goldman Sachs - Register now
24 Apr: New York Magpies ANZAC Day event - Save the date
25 Apr: ANZAC Day Dawn Service - Vietnam Veterans Plaza - Further information
26 Apr: ANZAC Day Commemorative Sunday Service - ANZAC Memorial Garden, Rockefeller Center - Further information


20 Apr: Recognizing Indigenous Australians in the Constitution, a public lecture & discussion with Frank Brennan, S.J - Harvard University, Boston - Register now
25 Apr: ANZAC Day Commemorative Service - Harvard University, Boston - Further information
26 Apr: ANZAC Day Commemorative Service and Community Reception - Los Angeles - Register now
28 May: AAA Reception with Ambassador Beazley and Ambassador Bleich - Los Angeles - Save the date

AAA March Reception - 
5 March
, Bluestone Lane, New York. See photos
AAA Lunch with Australian National Committee for UN Women - 12 March, ANZ Bank, New York. See photos CA Reception with Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas - 16 March, Los Angeles. See photos

Australian dollar forecast to slide further against the US dollar as American interest rates rise, ABC Rural
Moody's upgrades Qantas credit rating to stable, The Australian 
New Ford Mustang is half the price it used to be in Australia,
Meet Olivia Shen - 2015 Congressional Research Fellow
 - Australian National University
Australian basketball prodigy Ben Simmons a rising star on the way to the NBA, The Sydney Morning Herald
Tame Impala Unveil New Song, Announce American Tour, relix
Abercrombie & Fitch exits Australia, taking its private jet with itThe Sydney Morning Herald
I found myself googling Australian slang': Hugh Jackman admits he has had trouble keeping up with phrases from home country during GMA appearance, Daily Mail UK
Michelin starred US chef to feature Australia's food scene in new TV series, Hospitality Magazine
Australian Chamber Orchestra to Tour US in April, WMOT
Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne chases NFL dream with 49ers contract, CNN
The Roosevelt, or Park Central? The most popular New York hotels for Aussie travellers... who spend more in the Big Apple than anywhere else in the WORLD, Daily Mail UK

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