Born Global: May 2023

Hello friend,

What fascinating conversations we’ve had this month on thorny challenges for Australia. With help from our GameChangers and community of experts, our Global Town Hall tackled the issue of research commercialisation. And in a roundtable kindly hosted by Gilbert + Tobin, we explored global trends influencing Australia’s refugee policy. See highlights ๐Ÿ‘‡.

We’d love your best advice in this month’s poll ๐Ÿ“Š for the next generation of Aussies looking to work overseas! We have welcomed 25 fabulous participants on the latest NextGen Program who will value your tips. 

Last month you told us that AustCham and Embassy-related events are where you are most likely to connect with other Aussies when overseas. You can check out all the Australia-related organisations near you (๐Ÿ™ tell us any we’ve missed). Or you can always join our quarterly online #CoffeeHour โ˜• with the Advance community (see details ๐Ÿ‘‡). 

‘Till next time,
Johanna Pitman
CEO | Advance

Out Of the lab, into the world

Our Town Hall on Research Commercialisation saw global Australian innovation experts provide scalable, real-world solutions for Australia’s current challenges in this area. The discussion highlighted the important role of universities, government, individuals and institutions – check out the highlights here!


Global human displacement is at an all time high, so how can Australia help solve this crisis? Roundtable attendees heard from GameChanger and Executive Manager at the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, Frances Voon, and delved into the many factors influencing the rising numbers, including climate change. Discover the key points here.


The Hollywood Reporter and Nielsen reported Aussie kids show, Bluey, as the No.1 most streamed acquired show in the US with 737 million minutes viewed! The Brisbane-based show is not only raising important conversations at home, but has had overseas publications exploring its backstory and success.


The John Monash Scholarship is awarded to those who are responding to some of the greatest challenges of our time, giving them the opportunity to study at an overseas university. It is not limited by age, academic field of study or choice of overseas university. This scholarship builds Australia’s capabilities by supporting international post-graduate studies around the world. You can apply here!


What will drive the success of Chinaโ€™s ongoing growth push? According to Raymond Yeung – Chief Economist, Greater China, ANZ – it will depend on how the country lifts productivity. Listen to the conversation with ANZ Chief Economist Richard Yetsenga and China Desk Lead, Jessie Liuhere.


When asked where you are mostly likely to connect with other Aussies when overseas, 54% of you said you are most likely to meet other Aussies at the local AustCham, Embassy or Australian expat organisation. If youโ€™re not sure where or what that is in your area of the world, check out this useful page.


Join us for our online #CoffeeHour on Thursday June 22, 5.30pm (AEST) to chat with other like-minded expats along their global career journey. Whether you’ve recently moved overseas, have just come home or somewhere in between, this discussion welcomes everyone to share, learn and build their network. Sign up for this informal get-together here!


Thinking about making a career change? Want to move overseas but not sure where to start? Maybe you just want to see what new and exciting roles are out there all over the world? Check out the weekly updated Advance jobs board here, and keep an eye out for our featured job Friday social posts!