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Friends of Australian Wildlife Conservancy Gala

Join us for an unforgettable evening at the Friends of Australian Wildlife Conservancy 10 year anniversary gala at Central Park Zoo. This historic event will support the efforts of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) to secure, manage and protect an extraordinary 10 million acres of land in Australia.

Proceeds from the Gala will support the conservation of Australia’s unique and threatened wildlife on land owned and managed by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. Hosted by acclaimed Australian actor, David Wenham. Performance by award winning Australian singer, Missy Higgins.

Date: Thursday 19 May, 6.30pm | More ⇒

New York African Film Festival Opening Night

The 23rd New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) opens in May with the New York premiere of Tanna by Australian filmmakers Bentley Dean and Martin Butler. Winner of two awards at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, Tanna was the first feature film shot entirely in Vanuatu.

Tanna is set in the South Pacific where Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. After the screening and Q&A a reception to support the programs of the African Film Festival will be held.

Date: Wednesday 4 May, 7pm | More ⇒

Australian Short Film Today

Featuring some of the most exciting and eclectic short films from down under, this program returns to the Asia Society in memory of its creator Susan Talbot AM. Join us for an evening of live action, documentary and animated shorts, including Joel Loxton’s The Kangaroo Guy, a cautionary tale about a politician and the media, where honesty might occasionally be the best policy.

Curated by Paul Thompson, Associate Professor, NYU Tisch School of the Arts and former Head of Film and Television at Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Assisted by Udora Weihang Wang and Harris B. Pacey, NYU Tisch.

Date: Tuesday 3 May, 6.30 – 8pm | More ⇒

Australia Week in China 2016

Media Release
11 April 2016

Australia’s largest ever trade mission – Australia Week in China 2016 (AWIC) – will drive
export sales and investment into Australia, creating local jobs and driving economic growth. More than 1000 businesses, mostly from small and medium enterprises, will make up the record delegation that will promote Australian trade, investment, education, and tourism in our biggest export market.

AWIC 2016 follows the hugely successful 2014 event, which generated around $1 billion in export sales and $3 billion in investment. We expect AWIC 2016 to generate similar outcomes and be the catalyst for significant export sales, as well as investment into Australia, further driving jobs and growth. More⇒


Visit to Hong Kong

Media Release
7 April 2016

This week Trade & Investment Minister Steven Ciobo will visit Hong Kong to promote Australia’s credentials as an investment location.  Minister Ciobo will meet with key investors in Australian industry, government officials and speak at the Credit Suisse 19th Asian Investment Conference. More⇒

Nuclear Security Summit

Media release
30 March 2016

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will visit Washington DC from 30 March to 2 April to attend the fourth global Nuclear Security Summit, chaired by President Barack Obama.
At the Summit Minister Bishop will join world leaders in urging the international community to maintain strong cooperation on nuclear security, and will also discuss new opportunities to counter the ever-present threat of terrorists acquiring nuclear material or sabotaging nuclear facilities. Australia already makes a significant contribution to nuclear security, safeguards and non-proliferation. In a global review of nuclear security by the Nuclear Threat Initiative, Australia has ranked first in the world since 2014 on measures against the theft of nuclear materials. More⇒

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