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National Governors Association Partnership

The NGA Chairman, Governor Sandoval of Nevada, invited Australia to be an international partner to the NGA for the 2018 Winter meeting and for Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia, Hon Steve Ciobo, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, and all Australian Premiers and Chief Ministers to attend the Winter session in recognition that the year marks 100 years of MateshipRead more >

The Australian embassy in Washington DC hosted the NGA opening reception, showcasing the best of Australian food, wine and culture:

75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea

On 4 May 2017 the Embassy and American Australian Association were honoured to host Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump and veterans of the War in the Pacific at the gala dinner to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea and the official launch of the “100 years of Mateship” campaign. Read more >

PM Malcolm Turnbull meets with US President Trump on board the USS Intrepid at the 75th Coral Sea Battle commemoration:

President Trump Gives Remarks Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea:

Mateship Summer BBQ

Nothing says summer like a traditional Aussie BBQ so we kicked off Summer 2017 with a “barbie” for 400 of our closest friends at the Ambassador’s residence. Honoured guests included the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, General Robert Neller and the Director of the National Security Agency, Admiral Mike Rogers. Read more >

Launch of “Friends of Australia” Congressional Caucuses

The Ambassador, the Hon. Joe Hockey, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon. Peter Dutton and embassy staff were thrilled to host our friends from Capitol Hill in early October for the official launch of the House and Senate friends of Australia Caucuses and celebrate the unique relationship that exists between Australia and the USA. Read more >

The inaugural Mateship Charity Golf Day

The Embassy of Australia partnered with the American Association to host foursomes from across the US government, military and business on the Greg Norman-designed course at Lansdowne. We were honoured to be joined by veterans of recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq and two veterans from World War Two. The event raised more than $200,000 for the AAA’s Veterans’ Scholarship Fund, which awards $40,000 scholarships to Australian veterans to study in the United States, and US veterans to study at Australian institutions. Read more >

The 2nd Annual Mateship Charity Golf Day

On Monday September 10, The Embassy of Australia in partnership with the American Australian Association (AAA) hosted the 2nd Annual Mateship Charity Golf Tournament. Held at the prestigious Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey, the tournament provided an opportunity to honour and remember our military heroes and celebrate the mateship between our two countries, while raising more than $200,000 for the AAA’s Veterans’ Scholarship Fund (VSF). Read more >