With a new Australian government in Canberra and major events back in full swing, a reinvigorated mood is palpable, despite the energy crisis and economic concerns.
While the pandemic may feel behind us, the independent inquiry into Australia’s handling of Covid-19 provides a chance for you to have your say about the experience of overseas Australians, and recommend actions to improve the response to future crises.
We are pleased to support InSyncNetwork who are investigating the employment and career considerations for returning expats. If that’s you, fill in the survey and you can also join the informal and interactive virtual #CoffeeHour later this month. And for those at the beginning of their global career journey, the next cohort of the Advance NextGen program kicks off in August.
And we love our community stories – thank you Tristan Clemons for sharing your reflections. There are now even more ways to keep up to date with our stories, with the launch of an Advance TikTok account, for content in a whole new format!
‘Till next time,
CEO | Advance.org
AUSTRALIA’S HANDLING OF COVID
The pandemic had an outsized impact on overseas Australians. With an independent review of Australia’s handling of Covid-19, Advance will share the views of overseas Australians, and recommend actions to be better prepared for future crises. You can check out the draft points to be included in the submission, and let us know what else we should include here.
YOUR CAREER, YOUR WAY
Insync Network Group’s Australian Expat Careers Survey investigates the role work and career plays in the decision to come home. Every survey participant will receive a copy of the report and access a free career repatriation workshop – helpful tools for anyone looking to come home in the future! If you are an expat currently living overseas or have returned in the last three years, find the survey here.
STATEMENT FROM THE HEART
You may have heard references to the Uluru Statement from the Heart during Reconciliation Week earlier this month, and during PM Albanese’s acceptance speech on election night. It is a call from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tribes for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution. Find out more here.
POSTCARD FROM MISSISSIPPI
Dr Tristan Clemons, Advance Emerging Leader Award Finalist 2021, speaks of his journey moving from Perth to the US. Although a big move entails big changes, sometimes far from what you have in mind, Tristan has reflected on the importance of community and enjoying the journey (along with all of its twists and turns). Read more here.
YOUR NEXT READ SORTED
Searching for that perfect book for yourself, or someone else? Look no further than the 2022 ABIA winners announced last week! Amazing contemporary Australian stories across a variety of genres are sure to suit any taste. You can watch the recorded event and see the winners list here.
NAB BACKS AUSSIE RULES
NAB has continued their contract with the AFL, partnering with the AFL Men’s and Women’s competition and Auskick for the next six years! NAB’s partnership with the AFL is facilitating sport inclusion and helping to grow the sport at all levels, showing that football is a game for all to enjoy. More
NAVIGATING YOUR RETURN
Our #CoffeeHour event is on Thursday 30 June 10am AEST [29 June 8pm EDT, 5pm PDT]. For anyone who has recently returned to Australia or is planning to move back home, this informal and interactive virtual session is for you! Learn tips from people who have made the journey home, and find stress-free ways to build your network to make your transition easier. Register here.
NEXTGEN GLOBAL AUSSIES
Our Advance NextGen Program is kicking off again in August, and places are filling fast! With six online sessions, our incredible speakers and facilitators will inspire and motivate the next generation of Australian leaders to take their career global. If you’re in the first 10 years of your career (approx. 20-33 yrs old), apply for this free and inclusive program here.
FOLLOW US ON TIKTOK!
That’s right, Advance is now on TikTok! Inspiring the next generation is critical to ensuring a global outlook for Australia. From info about events, to stories about our GameChangers and members, find us at @advanceglobalaustralians. And don’t forget to tag us in all of your global Aussie content!
READY FOR A JOB CHANGE?
If you’re looking to make a career change, or simply explore what more your industry has to offer, the Advance jobs board is your one stop shop for global career opportunities. We also feature some of the best job opportunities on our socials (click the icons below to access). Check it out here.