Entries by Roanne Yee

EU – Australia Framework Agreement

The EU – Australia Framework Agreement was signed by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, and the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, on the 7th of August, 2017, in Manila, The Philippines. Marking the beginning of a new […]

Breakfast Briefing with German Honorary Consul

Members and friends of the German Australian Business Council gathered in Frankfurt on 7 July 2017 for a breakfast briefing with German Honorary Consul Prof. Michael Rosemann. Prof. Rosemann shared with attendees the various German initiatives that take place in Brisbane such as German week and David meets Goliath. He also captivated his audience with fascinating […]

Dinner with Australian Finance Minister

Business Council Chair, Sabine Pittrof, was invited to a dinner with Sen. The Hon. Mathias Cormann in Frankfurt on 3rd July 2017. The evening was organized by Federal MP Volkmar Klein, who chairs the German Australian New Zealand parliamentary group. Mr Klein had invited a number of companies from his electorate with business dealings in […]

Frankfurt Summer Networking Event at feinform

The German Australian Business Council’s special summer networking event revolved around art, design and beauty. For the first time, GABC expanded its scope by venturing into New Zealand territory. The event took place in our member Rena Jarosewitsch’s jewellery gallery, atelier and shop in Frankfurt, called feinform. It was indeed a pleasant, inspiring and much appreciated evening. […]

Australian Indigenous Art Exhibition

Sculpture Park Wesenberg, Künstler Bei Wu, Mecklenburg Germany Opening: Saturday June 24th 13:45 Welcoming drinks 14:00 Opening speeches  14:30 Concert / A concert to celebrate the inauguration of the Australian Indigenous Art Centre 15:30 Viewing of the exhibition & cocktail Download exhibition catalogue With the support of the Australian Embassies in Paris & Berlin and in collaboration with the programme of Australia […]

Vacant position – Marketing and Member Relations Manager (Aust-UK Chamber of Commerce)

The Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce is looking for someone to take on the role of Marketing and Member Relations Manager, an exciting position at the forefront of the Chamber’s community and activities. They’ll need to be a committed, adaptable and proactive individual with experience in marketing, strong people skills and a demonstrable understanding of […]

Visa Programme for Skilled Workers

Summary prepared by Jarmila Zaricka (Board Member, German Australian Business Council): In April 2017, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the abolition of the temporary foreign skilled worker scheme (referred to as ‘457’) that was introduced in 1996. The ‘457’ visa programme allowed skilled foreigners to work in Australia for up to four years. Under this […]

2017 Australian Federal Budget

Summary prepared by Jarmila Zaricka (Board Member, German Australian Business Council): Presented on the 9th of May, 2017, by Scott Morrison MP, Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia, the main elements of the 2017 Australian Federal Budget focus on a significant increase in infrastructure spending, investment in education, contribution to the easing of pressure on […]

Board Members attending Senior Leaders Forum in Sydney

Board Members André Haermeyer and Sabine Pittrof represented the German Australian Business Council at the inaugural EU Australia Senior Leader’s Forum in Sydney from 4th to 6th June 2017 with about 200 attendees from various sectors, including, business, academia, policy etc. Sabine Pittrof also acted as the EU rapporteur at the “climate, energy and environment” roundtable. The […]

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP visits Berlin

At the occasion of the Minister Julie Bishop´s state visit to Germany, the Australian Embassy in Berlin hosted an evening reception on 6 September which was attended by several GABC members. The Minister led an Australian Government delegation to attend the first German-Australian “2+2” consultations. This new format brings together the two country´s respective Ministers […]