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16th October 2023 Canberra, Australia

Louise Cantillon

British Consul General and Deputy Trade Commissioner Asia Pacific (Australia & New Zealand)

UK in Australia launch Science and Technology Season

Innovation and invention will help us to overcome some of the most important challenges facing the world today. That’s why I’m so excited that the team here in Australia is launching its Science and Technology Season. Over the next ten weeks we will run trade missions, attend trade shows, host visits and events all focused […]

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2nd February 2021 Canberra, Australia

Catriona Boyd

Deputy Consul General, British Consulate-General Melbourne

Be a High Commissioner for a Day Competition #HC4aday

Four young women holding hands

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women’s achievements and raise awareness about gender equality. But it’s also an opportunity to stop and reflect on what more can be done to ensure a gender equal world. At a time where the impacts of COVID-19 are being found to be worse for women “across every […]

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17th November 2020 Canberra, Australia

Vicki Treadell

British High Commissioner to Australia

Creating our future: #TogetherForOurPlanet

In November 2021 the UK is hosting the next major UN Climate Conference – known as COP26.  Glasgow, the UK’s most sustainable city, will play host to what has been called “the Olympics of international diplomacy” as thousands of representatives from every country arrive to discuss the challenge of tackling climate change. While the entertainment […]

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28th February 2020 Canberra, Australia

Nick Pearson

Pro Consul at the British Consulate-General

What matters to me on the day before the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade

Every year it is hard to miss the signs that the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras season is upon us. While permanent reminders of Sydney’s support for the LGBTQI community – such as the iconic Rainbow Crossing in Taylor Square – remain with us year-round, it is fair to say the city shifts into […]

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2nd August 2018 Canberra, Australia

Brigadier Andy Harrison

UK Defence Advisor to Australia

100 years, 100 reasons why Armistice matters

Note: This article originally published in The Australian newspaper on 3rd August 2018. In exactly 100 days, the world will pause to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice. This historic agreement brought an end to the slaughter of World War I. The anniversary of these six signatures in a railway carriage in Compiegne, France, remains deeply relevant. […]

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25th May 2018 Canberra, Australia

Brigadier Andrew Harrison DSO MBE

UK Defence Advisor to Australia

When there was nothing you could do

Note: this speech was delivered by Brigadier Andrew Harrison as part of the National Sandakan Remembrance Day Wreathlaying Ceremony 2018 at the Australian War Memorial.  Last Saturday, a third of the globe’s population paused and watched, captivated, as a soldier from the town of Windsor, deeply in love, married his bride.  Glorious spring sunshine illuminated the […]

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21st May 2018 Canberra, Australia

A whale of a story: Talking science with FameLab winner Vanessa Pirotta

It’s not often you get the chance to hear masterclasses on dark matter, heart disease, solar windows and kangaroo breath all in the same evening. This year’s Australian FameLab final had it all – but it was the whale snot that stole the show. FameLab is the world’s leading science communication competition by the British […]

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17th May 2018 Canberra, Australia

Brigadier Andrew Harrison DSO MBE

British Defence Advisor to Australia

Australian courage remembered on 75th anniversary of Dambusters raid

Note: This article originally published in The Australian newspaper on 16th May 2018. This is a year of commemoration. We have just witnessed the poignant 100th anniversary of the battle of Villers-Bretonneux and the centenary of the Royal Air Force. On November 11 we will mark a century since the armistice ended World War I.  And today […]

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8th March 2018 Canberra, Australia

Ingrid Southworth

Deputy High Commissioner

Women in Security

The security world has a diversity problem. The number of women in senior security roles, within government (and beyond) while improving remains stubbornly low. The higher you go the worse it tends to get.   By background I am more of a securocrat than a diplomat and have spent most of my career working on national […]

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1st March 2018 Canberra, Australia

Craig O’Kane

Director, FDI & Capital Investment (Aus & NZ), Department for International Trade

He’s not Sadiq Khan, nor Boris, so who exactly is London’s 690th Lord Mayor?

Alderman Charles Bowman was elected and sworn in as the Lord Mayor of London on 10th November 2017 for the term of one-year. During his tenure the Lord Mayor will represent the City of London, often referred to as the ‘Square Mile’. This is the engine room of the UK economy, a small area but […]

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