Government releases Foreign Policy White Paper
Policy White Paper, is the first comprehensive policy paper on
Australia’s international engagement since 2003, and charts a clear
course in a time of change and uncertainty. It sets out the
Government’s strategy for engaging with the world, and in particular
the Indo-Pacific region, over the next decade.
protect and advance our interests, Australia will take on a more
active foreign policy stance, working with partners and allies in the
region, and drawing on all resources at hand.
Analysis of the Foreign Policy White Paper and what it means for
Bluenotes has posted an analysis of the recent Foreign Policy
According to the
article, the White Paper seeks to thread the needle between the
country’s need to bolster its security ties with the United States
while at the same time acknowledging the importance of China as an
economic partner and regional hegemon-in-the making.
partners with Mitsubishi Estate Asia at Melbourne Quarter
Lendlease has announced it secured one of Japan’s largest
property companies, Mitsubishi Estate Asia, as a joint venture
partner in Melbourne Quarter’s first residential building, East Tower.
Estate Asia and Lendlease will each hold a 50 per cent interest in
the 44-storey building – Lendlease’s largest residential tower in
Australia – which will offer views over the CBD, the Yarra River and
Port Phillip Bay. Construction of East Tower commenced earlier this
investing A$1.25bn in Australian ‘social innovation’ to 2020
a recent Social Innovation Forum held in Brisbane, Hitachi announced
that they have committed A$1.25 billion to ‘social innovation’
projects in Australia to the year 2020.
innovation, according to Hitachi, is “using innovative technologies
and business solutions to address the key trends and challenges
has already invested A$875 million in 2016-2017, most of which were
allocated to developing mining technology. The innovations developed
in Australia would then be exported globally.
Australia wins 2017 Investment Award
Japanese firm, NEC, was declared the winner of the 2017 Investment
Award, highlighting the company’s contribution to the Australian
company employs over 1, 800 people in Australia, and has been
investing in Australia’s ICT community for over 50 years. NEC
displayed its commitment to Australia by opening an Australian
headquarter and Innovation Centre in Melbourne, and a Global Security
Intelligence Centre in Adelaide.
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drive behind everything that we do is to see more women in
leadership. Determined to drive long-term and sustainable change
in women’s representation in the corporate landscape, we work with
leading corporations to deliver leadership programs to empower and
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in 2012, The Dream Collective has helped advance the careers of
thousands of emerging female talent.
Association has announced the Super
Rugby 2018 match schedule for HITO-Communications
From 2018, the Sunwolves will join the Australian Conference and
as such will play eight home games, four matches in
Australia, two in New Zealand, and two in South Africa.
The team has created the Sunwolves Founders Club to provide
hospitality services and VIP passes to club members. For more details
on club membership click here.
SME Support Program: Emerging Opportunities in
Australian Service, IT & Innovation Industries
20 Dec Jan 2017 | 3:00PM - 6:30PM |
Mitsubishi Bldg Conference Square
The next installment
of the ANZCCJ SME Support Program will look at the emerging
opportunities for Australian and Japanese SMEs in the service, IT and
The seminar will
feature speakers from the Queensland State Government, who will provide
insights into developing business in the Australian market, and three
Japanese companies that operate in the information technology
Ashurst M&A Year in Review 2017
17 Jan 2018 | 4:00PM - 7:00PM |
Australian Embassy, Tokyo
ANZCCJ and Ashurst extend an invitation to ANZCCJ
Members to attend one of our signature events, 'Japan-Australia
M&A Year in Review' to be held on 17 January 2018 at the
Australian Embassy Tokyo.
In this year's Japan-Australia M&A Year in Review,
Tracy Whiriskey (Partner, Tokyo), Natsuko Ogawa (Partner, Melbourne)
and Arabella Dove (Counsel, Melbourne) will reflect on trends in
Japanese investment into Australia during 2017 and identify
upcoming opportunities for Japanese investors in Australia.
Equip the Next
Generation of Female Leaders Luncheon
2018 | 11:00AM - 2:00PM | The Peninsula, Tokyo
Sponsor, The Dream Collective (TDC) is the largest network for
young female professionals in Australia.
We invite you to join
us at a 3-course luncheon at The Peninsula, with a keynote speech
from the General Manager from The Peninsula, a panel of top female
executives in Japan, and meet fellow young female leaders. Together
let us start an important conversation on how we can successfully
equip and empower the next generation of talent, to help female
talent thrive in the workforce and become leaders.
ANZCCJ Shinnenkai 2018
19 Jan 2018 | 6:30PM - 9:00PM | Conrad
Tokyo (Bar & Lounge 28)
Relax in the new year
with fellow members and friends in the stylish Bar & Lounge
TwentyEight on the 28th floor of Conrad Tokyo. Join us for a
casual night of networking featuring breathtaking night views of
Tokyo, a full buffet dinner, free flow drinks and live music.
Two lucky guests will
go home with excellent door prizes courtesy of Conrad Tokyo.
We look forward to seeing you there to toast to the new