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An archive of all the latest news from the AALD


Old friends and opportunity cost

By Kim Beazley, The Strategist, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 15 February 2017 President Obama was a good ally. His agreement to take up to 1250 refugees placed by us in the Pacific was as extraordinary as it was helpful. As Ambassador in Washington I found a deg ree of discomfort with our approach to border…  View Article...

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Fall of Singapore anniversary: How a military defeat changed Australia

By Michael Rowland, ABC News, 15 February 2017 The Australia-US relationship has had its challenges of late, with the decades-old alliance potentially at risk after THAT phone call between Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull.  But an important national commemoration this week will provide a reminder of how the two countries forged their lasting partnership in…  View Article...

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Happy New Year

Best wishes for a Happy New Year in 2017 from the Australian American Leadership Dialogue, the Young Leadership Dialogue, and the YLD Alumni.  View Article...

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US-Australia bond to stay strong: ex-ambassador

By Peter Mitchell, AAP US Correspondent, Australian Associated Press Australia’s relationship with the US will only become stronger when Donald Trump moves into the White House. That is the opinion of Mel Sembler, the successful American businessman, influential Republican party figure and US ambassador to Australia from 1989 to 1993. To demonstrate just how strong the…  View Article...

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Larry Smarr Among Five New AAAS Fellows from UC San Diego

Larry Smarr honored for leadership in scientific computing, high-performance computing and cyberinfrastructure San Diego, November 21, 2016 — Calit2 Director Larry Smarr is one of five professors from the University of California San Diego awarded the distinction of fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Smarr is among 391 members worldwide elevated in…  View Article...

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Australia has a secret weapon to keep Donald Trump in our alliance

by Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 November 2016 An Australian sitting in a big conference in Kansas City two weeks ago startled the audience with a basic fact. “Ladies and gentlemen,” Phil Scanlan told the hundreds of business, government and university figures at the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. “Are you aware that your…  View Article...

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Scaling new heights

Twenty years in the public service has seen California-born Lisa Paul develop a skill set that is helping her new career in directorship flourish.   View Article...

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John Curtin’s turn to America, 75 years on

by Senator the Hon Penny Wong 1 October 2016, the interpreter (Lowy Institute for International Policy) This December will mark the 75th anniversary of one of the most momentous developments in Australian foreign policy, war-time Prime Minister John Curtin’s famous turn to America. As we relax after Christmas and tune in to the Boxing Day…  View Article...

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Post-election, US-Australian relations will endure

A Clinton or Trump presidency will have problematic implications for Australia, but the relationship and alliance with the United States will endure. Since 2015, the US has been Australia’s second-largest (China is first) two-way trading partner. Amid all the campaign rhetoric, bombast and promises, two certainties await Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump next January. First,…  View Article...

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"Taking advantage of the lights set up for a press statement, I maneuvered behind the President to make this photograph of him talking with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia as they concluded their meeting in Manila." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Hillary Clinton cabinet would be 50pc women and pro-Australian

by John Kehoe, Australian Financial Review, 4 September 2016. Hillary Clinton’s cabinet is expected to have a record number of women and a distinctly pro-Australian make up of policymakers if she wins the November 8 US presidential election. Speculation is buzzing among Democrats and policy wonks in Washington that a president Clinton could appoint the…  View Article...

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Youth get a real-life taste of future careers

By Damon Kitney, Victorian Business Editor, The Australian Australia Post, Telstra and AMP are among a raft of top companies backing a new cloud-based internet platform allowing students to get a ­­ ­real-life experience of Australia in the year 2020 through the eyes of top corporate executives. The initiative is the second part of the…  View Article...

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Why Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton will boost Macquarie Group & Transurban

By John Kehoe, Australian Financial Review   31 July 2016 US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both pledging big investments to fix America’s decaying infrastructure, opening up business opportunities for Macquarie Group, Transurban and IFM Investors. In a rare consensus, the Republican and Democratic nominees have recently talked up taking advantage of ultra low…  View Article...

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2016 LEADERSHIP DIALOGUE HONOREES – US Ambassador Cynthia Schneider & Dr. Tom Schneider

Our 2016 Leadership Dialogue Honourees, former U.S. Ambassador Cynthia and Dr Tom Schneider, are founding delegates to the Leadership Dialogue, and embody our philosophy of leadership as “creating new space in the service of others”. Cynthia had a long and active association with the Leadership Dialogue as a participant, facilitator, and as the 2016 Leadership Dialogue Scholar.  She combines a remarkable contemporary grasp of the…  View Article...

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