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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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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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11th October 2017 Canberra, Australia

Cate Setterfield

Science and Innovation Officer

Space cooperation: the next frontier

As part of the UK Science and Innovation Network I get to work on some pretty cool stuff; a colleague once described my job as “nerd in residence”. Working on space research collaboration is definitely a highlight; and when I heard that the world’s largest space conference was coming to Australia, I jumped at the […]

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18th August 2017 Canberra, Australia

Brody Hannan

Science & Innovation Intern

UK-Australia Research Collaboration: untangling the web

It’s rare for an undergraduate student like me to get the opportunity to use their studies to make a genuine impact so early on in their career. As part of my Science Policy degree at the Australian National University, over the last 6 months I’ve been interning at the British High Commission, Canberra, where I’ve […]

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