As we fast approach the year end, we are buoyed by the stories (and photos!) of our members who have returned home to see family and friends for the first time in years. We are cautiously optimistic that the rollout of travel zones, and the return of international students signal the return of freer international movement in 2022.
Thank you for all your support, feedback and contributions through 2021. The Advance team will pause operations over the holiday period from December 20th to January 3rd. While recharging over these holidays here’s some recommended mind food:
- Tune in to our podcast series to hear the incredible stories of past award winners (you can subscribe on most podcast platforms by searching for “Advance #BornGlobal”)
- Level up your knowledge around industry developments in Australia – watch the recording of the Space Town Hall and/or sign up for the #SheDares program
- Have your voice heard by completing our 2021 Advance survey and encourage others to complete it too – it is quick and anonymous!
Wishing you a happy and healthy festive season, and a wonderful 2022!
‘Till next time,
CEO | Advance.org
AUSTRALIAN BORDERS OPEN
Together with the reduced requirements in some states/territories for returning Australians, international students started arriving in Australia this week. In addition, international safe travel zones have launched with Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Singapore. The specific requirements and exemptions for entering Australia can be found here.
AUSTRALIA’S RELATIONS WITH CHINA
In partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and NAB, Advance arranged a roundtable in Sydney with Australia’s Ambassador to China, His Excellency Graham Fletcher, to better understand Australia’s relations with China. Ambassador Fletcher, who is fluent in Mandarin, has led Australia’s diplomatic presence in Beijing since August 2019. More
OPPORTUNITIES IN SPACE
The Global Digital Space Town Hall brought together Advance members and friends from around the world to discuss Australia’s role in the space sector, with an illustrious panel of experts. The panelists shared technological developments and public and private investments underpinning the space industry, and the flow-on effects they have for many other industries. Read the wrap-up and watch the Town Hall here.
NAVIGATING THE RETURN HOME
We created the Advance #CoffeeHour to help make reintegrating back into Australian life a little easier. Advance members at a similar stage of their global journey share their experiences, and their timely tips help others prepare for the transition to Australia. A key focus is on finding rewarding roles and ensuring your overseas skills are valued. Keep an eye out for the next #CoffeeHour in 2022! More
GAMECHANGING CAREER ADVICE
To cap off the 2021 NextGen Program, participants received invaluable career advice from the incredible 2021 Advance Award Winners – which is worth a watch no matter where you are in your career! Applications are now open for the FREE 2022 NextGen Program, with participants receiving first-hand access to top global Aussies during sessions. More
WOMEN IN THE WORLD OF TECH
Curious about opportunities in the world of tech? SheDares is a free online, interactive learning experience that aims to demystify careers in tech and equip women to pivot into the sector. Backed by leading global and Australian corporates, together with fast growing Aussie tech businesses, this program is designed for women not currently in the tech industry, and/or women who are seeking to change careers or returning to the workforce. More
GLOBAL SURVEY CLOSING SOON
We want to know all about how international border closures have impacted you as a global Australian – but get in quick, the survey will close in January 2022, with the results being released in February. Complete this short survey for global Australians this holiday period and help us to better serve you through our programs and activities. More
JOB HUNTING OVER THE HOLIDAYS?
Searching for the perfect job in Australia or overseas? Look no further than the Advance jobs board, with hundreds of vacancies across countries, professions and interests. Although the board will not be updated for two weeks during our shutdown period until Jan 4 2022, there are plenty of opportunities to discover whatever you’re looking for. More