Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Asialink Fellowship, Awards and Lectures

The Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Asialink Fellowship, Awards and Lectures

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PwC Melbourne Institute Asialink Index, 2010 edition

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Asialink Asia Society National Forum 2010
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Philip Flood on China, aid and the life of a diplomat

MELBOURNE, 15 November 2011 – Eminent former diplomat and senior public servant Philip Flood AO spoke to Asialink prior to the launch of his memoir, Dancing with Warriors.

In a wide-ranging interview, Mr Flood discussed Australia’s place in a rapidly changing region, with a focus on Asia Literacy, the rise of China and the administration of aid.

Flood’s career highlights include Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to Indonesia and Director-General of AusAID. He was also High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

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In the Media

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15 November, 2011
"Dylan Martorell at the 2011 Jakarta Biennale", ArtsHub (online)
13 November, 2011
Utopia collaborating artist Daniel Crooks is one of ten Australian artists identified as "Leaders of the Pack", The Age (online)
10 November 2011:
"Symposium explores art as a form of mental health therapy", ABC Radio Australia
9 November 2011: 
"Art therapy promoting metal health in the Pacific", ABC Radio Australia
1 November, 2011:
"Reader riposte: A business case for Asia literacy", Lowy Interpreter (online)
27 October 2011:
"Utopia’s latest venture: exploring concepts of visual art", Dione Joseph, Melbourne City Newspaper, Vol 2, Issue 15. [pdf]
October 2011:
The Sydney Professional Development Forum on Cross-Cultural Competency was recently featured on SBS Mandarin News Australia. Watch video
26 October 2011:
"Hoarding privacy among the teeming hordes", Robert Nelson, The Age (online). Curated by Utopia @ Asialink, Intimate Publics is an exhibition of video projections that delve into the revelatory world of intimacy within public spaces.
26 October 2011:
"Coming together as Melbourne comes apart", Robert Nelson, The Age (online). Discusses Utopia @ Asialink's Intimate publics at Fehily Contemporary, part of the Melbourne Festival.
21 October 2011:
"Sneak peek", Catherine Shu, Taipei Times (online). Organized by Asialink, The Abandoned Boudoir has toured to Beijing and Bangkok, with India next on the itinerary.
13 October 2011:
"Gillard fails to back Asian language funding", Education Review (online)
11 October 2011:
"Malaysia's youth energises political landscape", Presenter Sen Lam interviewing Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, ABC Radio Australia (speech and audio transcript)
10 October 2011:

"Is Australia ready for the ‘Asian century?’", The Conversation (online)
5 October 2011:
"We must invest to latch on to the Asian century", Bernard Lane, The Australian (online). Article quotes Asia Education Foundation Executive Director, Kathe Kirby.
4 October 2011:
"Australia and Asia", AustraliaTalks, ABC Radio (audio). Features Tony Milner, Basham Professor Asian History at ANU, and International Director at Asialink.
3 October 2011:
"Gillard finds narrative in Asia", Rowan Callick, The Australian (online) 
30 September 2011:
"Decline in Asian language learning", Kathe Kirby on ABC Radio National (audio)
29 September 2011:
"PM seizes reins on China links", Daniel Flitton, The Age (online)
29 September 2011:
"Ken Henry to oversee blueprint for building Asian ties", Sid Maher and Rowan Callick, The Australian (online)
29 September 2011:
"Enough talk, Julia Gillard, time to do something", Greg Sheridan, The Australian (online)
29 September 2011:
"Gillard gears for Asian growth spurt", Phillip Coorey, Sydney Morning Herald (online)
29 September 2011:
"Julia Gillard eyes plan for Asian growth", Phillip Hudson, Herald Sun (online)
28 September 2011:
"Gillard announces inquiry into Asian opportunities", Lateline, ABC (online) 
28 September 2011:
"Govt launches major review of Asian links", Adam Gartrell, Sydney Morning Herald (online)
28 September 2011:
"Julia Gillard commissions white paper to look at ways to exploit Asian boom", Ben Packham, The Australian (online)
28 September 2011:
"Asia review may end up 'gathering dust'", Herald Sun (online)
28 September 2011:
"Speech to the Asialink and Asia Society lunch, Melbourne", Press Office | Prime Minister of Australia, website
28 September 2011:
"Govt looks at relationship with Asia", Sky News (also on Trading Room), also see Video
28 September 2011:
"Govt commissions Asian white paper", Adam Gartrell, The Sydney Morning Herald (online)
28 September 2011
"White paper to plot Australia's role in Asia", Ben Packham, The Australian (online)
27 September 2011:
"Australia's PM Says Strong A$ Is The New Status Quo", The Wall Street Journal
27 September 2011 
"Australian Government Commissions Project to Look at Asia Region", Robert Fenner,
17 September 2011:
"Ready to service the Asian economic boom", Brisbane Times (online)
14 September 2011:
"Unlimited opportunities shared by China and Australia", Speech by HE Ambassador CHEN Yuming at the Asialink Leaders Program dinner. [Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Australia website]
7 September 2011:
"Health Challenge", Asia Australia Mental Health's work in India - Australia Network News Channel (provided by ABC Asia Pacific News Centre). [video] 
2 September 2011:
Asia Australia Mental Health’s work in India - landmark India-Australia mental health collaboration, ABC Radio National
23 August, 2011:
"Cut foreign aid to fund diplomacy: Lowy report", Cathy Harper, Radio Australia. Asialink Group CEO Jenny McGregor comments on the Lowy Institute’s report Diplomatic Disrepair: Rebuilding Australia’s International Policy Infrastructure.
20 August, 2011:
"Memories of relative unease", Jane Sullivan, The Age. Article on Alice Pung's new book Her Father's Daughter, including a reference to her Asialink Arts residency in Beijing.
13 August, 2011:
To tap into tourism's money tree, let's take a leaf out of Kev's book”, Geoff Strong, The Age. Opinion article on Australia's China literacy, quoting Will McCallum from Asialink's Asia Education Foundation.
11 August, 2011:
"Where to turn if push turns to shove between US and China?", Campbell Cooney, Radio Australia. Story compiled at Asialink's 'Choosing Sides' public lecture with Professor Hugh White.
25 July 2011:
"History lessons 'lack Asia focus", Rowan Callick, The Australian (online)
12 July 2011:
"Ringing the changes up and down the scale", Robin Usher, The Age (online)
7 July 2011:
"Hardline Islam a bigger threat than terrorists", The Australian, excerpt from Asialink Essay by Tim Lindsey
18 June 2011: 
"HK tie to promote cooperation between China and Australia: HK Chief Executive", English People's Daily online
15 June 2011:
"Hong Kong chief executive leaves for Australia", Fang Yang, (online) 
3 June 2011:
"The Art of Breakfast", Esther Gyorki, Broadsheet Melbourne (online). Midori’s residency at MUMA is facilitated by Asialink.
1 June 2011:
"Australian Government Expands BRIDGE School Partnership Program", media release, Australian Embassy, Indonesia (website)
17 May, 2011:
"State Budget should foster Asia links", Christopher Russell, Adelaide Now (online)
9 May, 2011:
"Art-punk outfit packs a punch", Dylan Rainforth, The Age (online)
5 May, 2011:
"The Drum", ABC. The segment highlighted the importance of Asian languages, and featured Michael Wesley from the Lowy Institute and 2010 Asialink Leaders program participant Tim Wilson.
4 May, 2011:
Asialink artist in residence Midori Mitamura is in Melbourne on a reciprocal exchange between Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan and Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Caulfield."Midori Mitamura, 'Art & Breakfast'", Three Thousand (online)
28 April, 2011:
"Face of a nation", Korea JoongAng Daily (online)
28 April, 2011:
"Prime Minister finds her diplomatic voice", ABC Radio Australia (online)
28 April, 2011:
"Australian PM's China visit analysed by Jenny McGregor", Australia Network's Business Today, ABC Asia Pacific News Centre (video)
28 April, 2011:
"CEO of Asialink Jenny McGregor analyses Julia Gillard's visit to China", ABC Radio Australia (audio)
28 April, 2011: "Teachers meet Prime Minister on ANZAC Day", AEF web portal
28 April, 2011: "Reflections on ANZAC Day in Seoul", Joe Caruso, AEF web portal
25 April, 2011:
"Korea, Australia to ink FTA this year", The Korea Herald (online)
16 April, 2011:
"Asian Literacy In Australia - OpEd", Nattavud Pimpa, Eurasia Review (online)
14 April, 2011: 
"PM should take business map for trip", Greg Earl, The Australian Financial Review [pdf]
13 April, 2011:
"Australian students in the dark as Asia's century dawns", Jenny McGregor, The Age (online)
12 April, 2011:
"We should play to our strengths", Alexander Downer, The Australian (online)
12 April, 2011:  "Former foreign minister says Labor neglected Asia-Pacific", Rowan Callick, The Australian (online)
12 April, 2011:
"Diplomatic weeds in home garden", WA today (online), also appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald
12 April, 2011:
"fortyfivedownstairs Announces Upcoming Shows And Events",
2 April, 2011:  "China's financial system builds a great wall around its economy", The Australian (online) 
31 March, 2011:
"Business in plea on Asian languages", Dan Harrison, The Age (online)
31 March, 2011:
"Australian business urges govt to promote Asian languages", ABC Radio Australia (online), Presenter: Sen Lam, Speaker: Jenny McGregor, chief executive officer, Asialink. Leading business figures in Australia are urging the federal government not to drop its Asia studies and languages program, due to end this year.
30 March, 2011:
"Business leaders back Asian studies", Dan Harrison, The Sydney Morning Herald (online)
24 March, 2011:
'Global growth tipped to fuel resources rise', Rowan Callick, The Australian (online)
March, 2011:
India on overdrive’ as reported in Artlink – Contemporary art of Australia and the Asia-Pacific Vol. 31 no. 1 ‘Diaspora’ edition, Australia’s leading visual arts publication.
March, 2011:
Curious and Collaborative: encounters in Tokyo, Singapore and Yogyakarta’ feature article by Ulanda Blair & Emily Sexton, in Artlink – Contemporary art of Australia and the Asia-Pacific Vol 31 no 1 ‘Diaspora’ edition, Australia’s leading visual arts publication.
21 March, 2011:
"How do you change a stereotype?", Xenia Hanusiak, The Age & other Fairfax publications
19 March, 2011:
"To know, know, know you", Dewi Anggraeni, The Jakarta Post. Dewi describes her experience of the AEF's 2011 BRIDGE welcome.
17 March, 2011:
"Get ready for a rising yuan and waning dollar", The Australian, excerpt from Asialink Essay by Michael Smith
16 March, 2011
"Utopia, the Asian Pacific Manifesta?", Biennial Foundation (online)
12 March, 2011
"Push to be Asia language literate", Jonathan Pearlman, Straits Times (Singapore). Featuring Asialink's education program, the Asia Education Foundation.
10 March, 2011:
"Negotiations with Telstra continue to stall NBN", Emily Stewart, ABC, Lateline Business, online
10 March, 2011:
"Thodey: Telco users favour video over text", iT News (online)
6 March, 2011:
Art Nation - Indonesian Art Now, (MiFA Indonesian show), ARTS, ABC Video
3 March, 2011:
"Malaysia to open consulate office in Melbourne", Neville D'Cruz, (online)
3 March, 2011:
"Business calls for greater Asian 'literacy'", Michelle Hammond, StartupSmart (online)
3 March, 2011:
"Ill-prepared for Asia", Clancy Yeates, Business Day, The Age (online)
3 March, 2011:
ABC1 (National Australia Radio), Midday Report, 12:17pm, Compere: Ros Childs. A report from the Australian Industry Group and Asialink found that Australian business lacks the language skills to expand their business into Asia. 
3 March, 2011:
ABC News 24 (National Australia Radio), Business Today, 9:52am, Compere: Whitney Fitzsimmons. Craig Emerson, Federal Minister for Trade, says more resources need to be diverted to frontier markets.
3 March, 2011:
ABC News 24 (National Australia News), Business Today, 1:44pm, Compere: Mignon Stewart. Federal
Trade Minister Craig Emerson, pointed to a $60 million Federal Government program to teach
Asian languages, but admitted more is needed.
3 March, 2011:
"Boots on the ground", Notebook, Australian Financial Review [pdf]
2 March, 2011:
"Australia fails in Asian education, says business", Linda Mottram, Australia Network News (online)
2 March, 2011:
"Australian businesses seek 'Asian 'literacy'", ABC Radio Australia (online)
28 February, 2011:
"Tania Cleary", On Line Opinion
21 February, 2011:
"Arty vibe lures busy director", Gill Vowles, The Mercury (online)
18 February, 2011:
"Lantern Festival to light up Auckland", Raymond Huo, New Zealand Labour blog (online)
15 February, 2011:
"Major plug for private sector", Sacha Molitorisz and Ben McKelvey, The Sydney Morning Herald (online)
11 February, 2011:
"Leader in Australia-Asia relations to visit Wellington this week", Wellington.Scoop (online) 
2 February, 2011:
Executive Director of Asialink and the Asia Education Foundation, Ms Kathe Kirby, spoke to SBS's Andrew Bolton on the draft national curriculum for languages and its recognition of the need for greater "time on task" in learning some Asian character-based languages. SBS World News Australia
1 February, 2011: 
"Look at me", BusinessWorld (online)
29 January, 2011:
"WikiLeaks should propel less secrecy at the top on foreign policy", John McCarthy, AIIA, East Asia Forum (online)
27 January, 2011:  "ABC chairman Maurice Newman supports bourses merger", Jennifer Hewett, The Australian (online) 
27 January, 2011:
"Say yes to Singapore merger or risk irrelevance", Maurice Newman, The Australian (online)
26 January, 2011:
"Devoted to building stronger communities", Clay Lucas, Stock & Land (online)
26 January, 2011:
"Philanthropy runs with Sidney Myer name", Business Spectator (online)
13 January, 2011:
"WikiLeaks should propel less secrecy at the top", John McCarthy, 
The Australian (online)
13 January, 2011:
"Khmer and enjoy!", The Northern Rivers echo (online)

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