With less than 3 weeks until the Global Australian Awards are announced, I am sure you’ll be blown away by the stories of impact from the 2022 GameChangers! If you missed the finalist announcements on socials, you can check out their inspiring stories. Trailblazing and eminent Australians will deliver this year’s awards, so register to watch the live broadcast on Wednesday September 7!
If you haven’t heard the ‘I am Australian’ song in a while, check out the making of the ABC’s 90th year campaign that will make you feel proudly Australian wherever you are! It’s also a great chance to get your log-in for ABC iview which is accessible around the world.
Wherever you are on your career journey – planning to return to Australia, looking for new roles overseas, or ready to invest in new skills – we have exciting updates to share. We are particularly excited about our new Talent Return Program which will launch in November – help us make this program a huge success by telling us what you want to know to navigate your career and logistics in the lead up to the move and beyond.
‘Till next time,
CEO | Advance.org
A CHAT WITH OUR NEW CHAIR
Andrew Low became the Chairman of Advance in March 2022. Nearly six months into the role, and after many meetings with members and supporters around the world, he shares the evolution of his rich expat journey and his goals for Advance. More
The Global Australian Awards will not only feature inspiring recipients, but also incredible Australian presenters such as Actor, Cate Blanchett; 27th Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon Julia Gillard AC; Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Tim Watts and President of the Australian Academy of Sciences Prof Chennupati Jagadish AC! More
90 YEARS OF THE ABC
The ABC is celebrating 90 years of broadcasting with a special campaign! Their grand rendition of ‘I am Australian’ includes members of the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir singing in Pitjantjatjara language, and school children performing a version with Auslan. You now need a login to watch ABC iview but it’s worth the effort to see lots of ABC programs globally. You can also see the work (and fun) behind the scenes of the campaign here.
POSTCARD FROM BIRMINGHAM
Australian swimmer, Ella Jones, made her Commonwealth Games debut this year in Birmingham. Ella gives us the inside scoop on life inside the athlete’s village, and the hurdles she’s faced to get where she is, including the recent floods destroying her training pool. More
GLOBAL AUSTRALIAN FINALISTS
With the Global Australian Awards only a few weeks away, we are showcasing the 34 finalists who demonstrate the immense talent of Australian expats, international alumni, as well as recent migrants to Australia. Make sure you promote your favourites via socials, and for the most inspiring 75 minutes of 2022, grab a friend and watch the live broadcast on Wed 7 September, 7:30pm AEST. Register here.
SOLVING THE TECH SKILL CRISIS
WithYouWithMe has analysed the aptitude testing results of over 600 15 to 25-year-olds in the UK, uncovering that 80% of youth possess above average digital skills and could be the new tech workforce required to solve the UK’s (and the world’s) skills crisis. CEO and Co-Founder, Tom Moore, says the findings demonstrate that youth may be one of the greatest untapped talent pools. More
US JOB TIPS
Australian Women in New York, in partnership with other Aussie experts, have created the perfect guide for those looking to make the move to the US! There is also a new online course launching soon for Aussies to get more interviews in the US at “E-3 visa-friendly” companies! To get early access and discounts, sign up here.
RETURNING HOME SIMPLIFIED
Are you looking to make the move back to Australia or have recently done so? Advance has created two programs to make the return home as smooth as possible with our next regular #CoffeeHour on 29 September, and the Talent Return Program kicking off in November. Follow the links to register now!
JOBS WHEREVER YOU GO
Looking to move overseas? Maybe you want to return home? Perhaps you’re looking for a career change? The Advance Jobs Board can help you find your new career with jobs across all kinds of work in all sorts of locations across the globe! You can check out our Australian and overseas jobs here.