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Australian surfing icon delivers sustainable housing for communities in need

From surfboards to sustainable shelters, Nev Hyman’s latest startup is providing safe, affordable housing to some of the world’s most vulnerable people. His low-cost houses are cyclone-proof, built almost exclusively from recycled plastic and waste materials, and can be deployed ...

Divvy: Providing Efficient Transport Solutions In China

The idea for Divvy was conceived after founder Nick Austin would drive to work in Sydney every day and repeatedly be unable to find a parking space. It got so bad, it drove him to quit his job. No pun ...

Is China taking over Silicon Valley?

Opened by the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for Trade and Investment, our final Asia Perspective event was held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Pudong on Thursday 14 April in Shanghai. Held in partnership with Telstra and Austrade, the evening ...
Tags: Diaspora-Asia,

Driverless Cars, Kebab Domination, Kimonos for Hire, and the Digital Effect

Another great location and another great panel! Our Hong Kong Asia Perspectives session on Tuesday 12 April on Digital Disruption and the Power of Partnerships included a highly animated discussion on how the digital revolution has impacted every business imaginable. ...
Tags: Diaspora-asia,

Your Guide To Voting Overseas For The 2016 Australian Federal Election

An Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 2 July 2016. All Australian citizens aged 18 or over are required to vote – including if you’re an Australian living overseas. The deadline to enrol to vote is Monday 23rd ...

Advance and Telstra team up to deliver digital event series across Asia in 2016

Advance and Telstra are pleased to announce our Asia partnership culminating in four events to be hosted in Singapore, Jakarta, Shanghai and Hong Kong between January and April in 2016. The event series is entitled Asia Perspectives: Digital Disruptors and ...
Tags: Diaspora-Asia,

Waste Warrior

From Mumbai to Australia, scientist and engineer Veena Sahajwalla is revolutionising the way societies use waste, with a world-first invention - 'green steel'.

Taking Your Hobby On Holiday - Phil Ingram on enjoying a dual residence lifestyle in Australia and Japan

Homes Are Where the Heart Is for Phil Ingram and his wife Kazuko. With a love for both Japan and Australia Phil and Kazuko have built a life around having the best of both worlds, spending half the year in ...

'Be crystal clear about why you are leaving'

Recently returned expat Sally Hasler is loving life in Melbourne working as the Regional Partnerships Manager, Asia for The Fred Hollows Foundation. We spoke to Sally about why she decided to make the move back, settling in to the Aussie ...

'There are really no wrong decisions, it’s what you do with your opportunities'

Brian Doolan has been back in Australia for 10 years but that doesn't mean he has stopped working around the world. After 11 years based in Jordan, Hanoi and Bangkok he returned to Sydney in 2005 to accept the role ...