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7th October 2018 Canberra, Australia

Menna Rawlings

by Menna Rawlings

British High Commissioner to Australia

She’s back! The return of Dr Who Down Under

As a child, watching Dr Who once a week was a family ritual. I still get a shiver down my spine whenever I hear that iconic music (‘Dun-dun-dun, dun-dun-dun, dun-dun-dun, dun-dun-dun, Waooooooooooo, Waoooooooooo….’) and remember the nights spent watching the latest episode from behind the sofa. The Daleks and Davros scared the heebie-jeebies out of […]

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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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18th May 2018 Canberra, Australia

Shilpi Mehta Nanda

by Shilpi Mehta Nanda

Senior Intellectual Property Adviser, UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO)

IP Commercialization and Academia Industry linkages

A successful bilateral symposium on Industry-Academia linkages was organised through Newton-Bhabha Fund by the Royal Academy of Engineering with their Indian partners (CIPAM {DIPP}) and Department of Science and Technology’s Policy Centre) in Chandigarh on April 16 and 17, 2018.  The symposium emphasised on ‘Driving Growth and Innovation through Industry Academia Partnerships and working in […]

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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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17th April 2018 Canberra, Australia

Menna Rawlings

by Menna Rawlings

British High Commissioner to Australia

The Commonwealth: Passing the baton

This month is all about the Commonwealth. We are on the cusp between the end of the (fantastic) Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, and the start of the Commonwealth Summit (also known as CHOGM – Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting) on 16-20 April, when the baton will be handed, metaphorically, to the UK as […]

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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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15th February 2018 Melbourne, Australia

Chris Holtby

by Chris Holtby

Consul-General Melbourne

Ten Pound Poms: exploring Melbourne’s museum exhibition

My last weekend started in great style on Friday evening at Melbourne’s Immigration Museum, where I joined hundreds of Melburnians for an evening of 60s and 70s British music, fish and chips and even sneaked in a summer Pimms… The vibrance of the 60s was recreated by the band Marshmallow Undercoat who paid tribute to […]

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We develop and sustain the important and longstanding relationship between the UK and Australia. We work on a wide range of political, commercial, security, defence, and economic matters of interest…

We develop and sustain the important and longstanding relationship between the UK and Australia. We work on a wide range of political, commercial, security, defence, and economic matters of interest to the UK and Australia and provide consular support to the many Britons visiting and living in Australia.

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