The following information comes to us this morning from The Australian Consulate-General, Chicago, and we felt it was important that we spread the word:
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Moving overseas can be expensive, but the last thing you want is to discover your hard-earned money doesn’t stretch very far once you’ve settled into your new home. We all know that Sydney’s a pretty expensive place to live, but just how does it compare to one of the US’s most bustling cities – New [...]
It’s March, and all music geeks knows what that means. It’s time for the annual South By Southwest Music Conference. Running from March 12 – 17, the conference will play host to thousands or artists over a countless number or shows and impromptu performances across the city of Austin, TX. The acts this year can’t [...]
Tropfest, everybody’s favorite short film festival, is back this weekend in its hometown of Sydney. On Sunday, founder John Polson and the rest of the Tropfest crew will view shorts from all 16 finalists and decide the fate of the next big director in front of the largest crowd ever to tune in. That’s right, [...]
On the eve of her retirement as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton offered people around the world the opportunity to ask her questions as part of a Global Town Hall on Tuesday. Hosted by Australian journalist Leigh Sales, the Town Hall attracted a multitude of questions and important commentary. Those interested can view the Town [...]
Whenever I see that old Qantas ad with the schoolkids singing Peter Allen’s ‘I Still Call Australia Home’, I break into large, heaving, homesick sobs. Those words, the sweeping music, the images of the physical beauty of the country in which I spent most of my life – it’s the perfect combination to tug on [...]