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Born Global: May 2024

Hello Friend, I share this as my last newsletter as CEO of Advance. Leading our community of global Australians has been an immense privilege. My goal has always been to … Continued

Born Global: April 2024

Hello Friend, There is a lot to reflect on this month. Australians are reeling from the horrific attacks in Sydney over the last week, with emotional outpouring for the victims … Continued

Born Global: March 2024

Hello Friend, The engagement and enthusiasm at the Advance Gala Dinner ️last week were truly outstanding ⭐️ 🥂. See the energy of the evening in the photo gallery, inspiring speeches, and … Continued

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Born Global: February 2024

Hello Friend, With a flurry of events and impending deadlines, we’ve compiled a ✅ checklist to help you keep an eye on things! Advance’s Gala Dinner on March 14th will … Continued

Born Global: January 2024

Hello Friend, Happy New Year! We hope you had a great holiday and feel refreshed 🌚🎇 Here we are reflecting on an extraordinary past year with Advance and looking forward … Continued

Born Global: December 2023

Hello Friend, As the year-end buzz gets electric ⚡ I’m taking a moment to reflect… It is a privilege to support the journeys of global Australians and keep the Advance … Continued

Born Global: November 2023

Hello Friend, So many reminders this month that global Australians are at the forefront of current affairs including: Annette Young amplifying the voices for peace in the Middle East👇; Advance … Continued

Born Global: October 2023

Hello Friend, The referendum raised many conversations around the discrimination and disadvantage faced by indigenous Australians. As many of us try to explain the referendum, and the outcome, to our … Continued

Born Global: September 2023

Hello friend, We’re ecstatic to share with you the Global Australian of the Year, and the 9 Award winners in the 2023 Global Australian Awards🏆 Great to see so many of … Continued

Born Global: August 2023

Hello Friend, First up, the big reveal… We’re thrilled to introduce you to all 25 Advance GameChangers in the 2023 Global Australian Awards. 🌟 Do you know any of these extraordinary … Continued

Born Global: July 2023

Hello friend, Each month the Advance team searches for relevant Aussie stories that may not receive international coverage… And there have been plenty to choose from in recent weeks! The fall-out from “Robodebt” … Continued

Born Global: June 2023

Hello friend, Are you excited for the Women’s World Cup next month? We sure are! Don’t forget to tag us (@Advance / #AlwaysAustralian) if you’re getting in on the action. … Continued

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 … Continued

Born Global: April 2023

Hello friend, Have you noticed our broader definition of “global Aussies” at Advance? Whether you are an Australian living overseas, an expat who has returned home, a current or former … Continued

Born Global: March 2023

Hello friend, We are on a huge high after our Gala Dinner and GameChanger Summit last Thursday – what a day! Thank you so much to those who could join … Continued

Born Global: February 2023

Hello friend, 2023 is in full swing with our signature Gala Dinner and GameChanger Summit around the corner. An incredible line up of global and local speakers, including Industry Minister, The Hon. Ed Husic MP; … Continued

Born Global: January 2023

Hello friend, Happy New Year and Happy Lunar New Year! I hope the holiday period has left you feeling refreshed and enriched. Meeting up with some global Aussies travelling over … Continued

Born Global: December 2022

Hello friend, 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 … Continued

Born Global: November 2022

Hello friend, If you are feeling the rush in the lead up to the holidays and year end, you’re not alone! This year’s Survey of Global Australians launches today! With your help, … Continued

Born Global: October 2022

Hello friend, We are driven by a desire to share the value of an international career, and so delighted that our annual Global Australian Awards can now be viewed by … Continued

Born Global: September 2022

Hello friend, Celebrating outstanding global Australians and sharing their stories to inspire others is central to our mission. So introducing 34 GameChangers to the world and celebrating the 2022 Global … Continued

Born Global: August 2022

Hello friend, 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! … Continued

Born Global: July 2022

Hello friend, It is an exciting time at Advance, with the third cohort of the NextGen program kicking off soon, and the rebranding of our annual Advance Awards (now in … Continued

Born Global: June 2022

Hello friend, 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 … Continued

Born Global: May 2022

Hello friend, You’re not alone if you are feeling the pre-election buzz as we approach 21 May! You can catch the results live streamed or via the ABC. This election campaign has also … Continued

Born Global: April 2022

Hello friend, With our much-anticipated Sustainability Town Hall coming up on 11 May, this newsletter focuses on what Advance members are doing around sustainability and the environment. This is particularly timely with action … Continued

Born Global: March 2022

Hello friend, The last month has highlighted the desperate plight of others, whether it be in Ukraine, or flooding across Australia’s east coast. We are also thinking of Advance members … Continued

Born Global: February 2022

Hello friend, With omicron in the rear view mirror🤞, we are excited to reconnect vey soon with the Advance community at the Gala Dinner in Sydney on 23 March. This … Continued

Born Global: January 2022

Hello friend, It has been a wet and bumpy start to 2022 for many Australians, so we are especially excited to power through with some opportunities and inspiration to kick … Continued

Born Global: December 2021

Hello friend, 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 … Continued

Born Global: November 2021

Hello friend, What does the opening of Australia’s borders mean for you? This is the question we have been asking our members and the pent up yearning, frustration and optimism … Continued

Born Global: October 2021

Hello friend, We couldn’t help but get excited with last week’s space flight of Advance board member, Dr Chris Boshuizen, alongside William Shatner. And we know there are more than a few … Continued

Born Global: September 2021

Hello friend, Connecting global Australians, wherever you are located, and recognising your achievements and insights is core to Advance’s mission. So we were delighted so many members joined the 2021 … Continued

Born Global: August 2021

Hello friend, As the impact of the pandemic continues, the enormous toll on the Arts industry is front of mind. Producers of creative content have adjusted as quickly as possible, and even … Continued

Born Global: July 2021

Hello friend, The long-awaited Tokyo Olympics have kicked off, and with the exciting news that Brisbane will hold the 2032 Olympics, we are getting into the spirit with this sports-themed … Continued

Born Global: June 2021

Hello friend, In this uncertain and unprecedented time, the concern on many Australians’ minds is that of the future of work. Future-proofing jobs and businesses has taken on a whole … Continued

Born Global: May 2021

Hello friend, As we observe the devastating consequences of the global pandemic we are reminded of those who commit their life’s work to creating social impact. We know our members … Continued

Born Global: April 2021

Hello friend, Our 2020 Survey of Global Australians suggested that 10% of our Advance community had returned home since March 2020, at least in part due to the pandemic. Since … Continued

Born Global March 2021

Born Global: March 2021

Hello friend, Our mission at has always been to promote the achievements of global Australians and to support your journey – from the time you make the decision to … Continued

Born Global : February 2021

Hello friend, In a turnaround from last year, we’re starting 2021 with optimism here in Australia. As all countries wrestled with the trade-offs of protecting health and the economy, we have seen … Continued

Born Global : December 2020

From the CEO What a remarkable end to the year! Thank you to the 1,300 members and friends who completed the Advance Annual Survey of Global Australians. The survey revealed many new … Continued

Born Global : October 2020

From the CEO CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the Advance Awards 2020! We celebrated a number of firsts this year, including our 37 finalists, hosting the Awards online, the introduction of a … Continued

Born Global : September 2020

From the CEO Spring is in the air in Australia. With it comes the promise of green shoots and the opportunity to begin afresh. Young ballerina Georgia Neaverson shares her journey from … Continued

Born Global : July 2020

From the CEO Lawyers often rely on precedents to inform their decision making. Today, we are in ‘unprecedented’ times. Whether it’s the global pandemic, the economic crisis it precipitated, the … Continued

Born Global : June 2020

From the CEO What a difference a month makes! The team and have enjoyed meeting global Australians who are living and working around the world as well as those who have chosen … Continued

Born Global : May 2020

From the CEO I hope this finds you healthy and safe. With so many members at home (some unexpectedly) and others isolated overseas, we have been inundated with examples … Continued