News and events from the Australian Consulate-General New York
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Australian Opals play at Madison Square Garden

The Australian Opals played the United States national women’s basketball team in a historic exhibition match at Madison Square Garden on 31 July. The game attracted over 13,000 fans and Australian star centre Liz Cambage scored 22 points, a personal best.
Despite their loss at the Garden, the Opals should have another opportunity to challenge the United States at the Olympic finals in mid-August.
Australian ties with basketball in the United States are strong. Hundreds of Australian men and women play basketball in the US college system and 150 of them compete in division one on full scholarships. There are currently eight Australians playing in the NBA.
USA vs Australia women's basketball

Global Innovation Linkages programme

The Global Innovation Linkages (GIL) programme is a new grant initiative announced as part of the Australian Government's National Innovation and Science Agenda.

The GIL programme provides funding to assist Australian businesses and researchers to collaborate with global partners from priority economies (including the USA) on leading-edge research and development projects. It will advance Australia’s international collaboration and encourage Australians to leverage entrepreneurial expertise.

AWNY: Australian Writers in New York

The Consulate was  pleased to co-host an Australian Writers in New York panel with the Australian Women in New York (AWNY) on August 4. Over sixty guests heard Australian authors Georgia Clark, Lexi Freiman and Rachel Hills (pictured) speak candidly about the challenges of writing and getting published in New York. The discussion was moderated by Estelle Tang, Culture Editor at 
AWNY Australian Writers in New York event
Australians in New York
Luke Woodard and Ryan De Remer studied design together at Monash University in Melbourne before moving to New York. They built Sweatshop from the ground up – a shop/ studio/ café – and set about serving Australian coffee, with a side of creativity, to the residents of Williamsburg. Video produced in partnership with Convicts.
Sweatshop in Williamsburg
Upcoming events
Machine Gun America, New York International Fringe Festival
Select dates from 13 August | Flamboyan Theater at The Clemente, LES
Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret with the Australian Chamber Orchestra
14 August | Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox MA
Flume with Shlohmo, Ryan Hemsworth and DJ Chrome Sparks
27 August | Forest Hill Stadium
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Program – New York Gala Night
1 September | The Lighthouse, Pier 61, Chelsea Piers
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