Wherever you are this holiday season, it’s a great time to reflect on 2022 and reset for 2023!
🎧 Check out inspiring stories of global Australian GameChangers by subscribing to the BornGlobal podcast
📰 Catch up on key trends and policy changes with our curated list of 10 news stories from 2022
🤔 Reflect on the factors driving loneliness and why “Connections Matter” (important for all globetrotters building or seeking new social networks)
📖 See the findings of the Australian Expat Careers Survey👇 which explores the factors influencing an expat’s decision to come home.
As Advance prepares for 2023, I am excited to announce new judging panel members (Tesla Chair, Robyn Denholm; and leading neuroscientist, academic and clinician, Professor Sir Ed Byrne AC) and new Advance board member, Prakash Rajah from The Blackstone Group. We are very grateful for generous contributions of all the accomplished individuals supporting Advance, such as Josephine Linden who was recently appointed an Honorary Member of the Order of Australia (AM).
If you are also looking to get a jump on 2023, you can get your tickets now for the 2023 Advance Gala Dinner and GameChanger Summit in Sydney, with special early bird savings!
Wishing you a happy and relaxing festive season,
CEO | Advance.org
TELL US YOUR STORY
Want to ensure your experience as a global Australian is included in the voice of the community? Maybe you have ideas for how the expat experience can be improved whether you’re overseas, coming home, or are already here? Take the quick survey here.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Advance’s Gala Dinner and GameChanger Summit on Thursday 16 March 2023 will bring together Australian innovators and experts, and celebrate global Australians, their insight and their networks. Find out more about our panellists, speakers and grab your tickets to receive the early bird discount here!
AUSSIE HIRERS’ OPPORTUNITY
According to the Insync Network Group Australian Expat Career 2022 Survey, Australian hirers could be missing a golden opportunity to fill roles in a skills shortage, with 80% of Australian expats intending to come home and 70% of expats saying a job will play a role in the decision. You can also hear the insights summarised in the Boomeranging podcast here.
POSTCARD FROM SPAIN
Tim Grieve’s global career improving the welfare and resilience of communities was prompted by his early travels to North Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, and seeing the massive impact that basic sanitation can have on improving the health and well-being of many. Tim elaborates on his journey as a global Australian, the difficulties he’s faced and lessons learned here.
AUSSIE VISITS EVERY NATION
Rachel Davey has become the first Australian woman to travel to every country in the world! The Melburnian has completed a feat that only 10 other women in the world have managed, with more people having been to space than achieved this undertaking of 195 nations. Read more about Rachel’s trip here or access their blog here.
Advance partner, Gilbert + Tobin have written a great summary of the outcomes of COP27, including the agreement on a fund to ‘provide financial assistance to vulnerable nations suffering from climate change impacts’, as well as the areas with less progress which deferred certain issues for 2023. Read it here.
DID I MISS SOMETHING??!
It can be tough to keep up with key policy changes and relevant Aussie news, especially when you are overseas. But we’ve got you covered! We regularly track what’s happening and list the key items in our News Rundown. Or see the 10 most important things you might have missed in 2022 here.
Season 2 of the Advance #BornGlobal Podcast is HERE! You can listen to interviews with every GameChanger recognised in the 2022 Global Australian Awards. These incredible global Australians share their career journeys – from the highs and lows to the day to day. Subscribe on your favourite podcast app or listen online here!
HOW LONELINESS STRIKES
Advance CEO, Johanna Pitman, provided the perspective of global Australians for the Groundswell Foundation’s project into the causes and impacts of loneliness. Chaired by former Advance board member, Martin Blake, and in partnership with KPMG, the final report, Connections Matter, is a comprehensive analysis of this health crisis here.
FIND YOUR NEXT ROLE HERE
Thinking of moving back to Australia? Maybe you want to move overseas? Perhaps you’re thinking of changing disciplines or sectors? Or do you just want to know what’s out there? Look no further than the Advance Jobs Board, with hundreds of global and local vacancies listed, there’s a fit for everyone here.