J-Wire: Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology Alister Henskens joined Australian ambassador to Israel Paul Griffiths in laying a wreath on Monday to honour the memory of the four Australians killed in the 1997 Maccabiah bridge collapse disaster. Alister Henskens is currently in Israel to engage with Israeli government, industry and investors, as well as the Western Sydney Trade Mission hosted by the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (NSW).
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Plus 61J Media: Aboriginal leaders recognise the long history of Jewish support but know there is much more to do. Aboriginal leaders felt a long-awaited sense of movement when Prime Minister Anthony Albanese pledged to work towards a public vote on enshrining an Aboriginal advisory body within the constitution.
The Australian: Labor faces fresh challenges as it works towards a referendum on the Indigenous voice to parliament, with Aboriginal leader Pat Turner revealing she is “struggling” to see a way forward on constitutional recognition and Greens senator Lidia Thorpe saying the nation is not ready for the vote.
The Coalition of Peaks chairwoman also told the Australian-Israeli Chamber of Commerce on Friday that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people had unanswered questions.
Universities cannot afford to rest on their reputations but must constantly evolve and innovate with industry partners in today’s world explained Tel Aviv University (TAU) President Professor Ariel Porat, during a recent boardroom lunch with the AICC (NSW) on Building Academic Innovation Infrastructure for Commercialisation Success.
The Australian Jewish News: WESTERN Sydney Airport CEO Simon Hickey and Greater Cities Commission CEO Elizabeth Mildwater will lead the first ever Western Sydney Delegation to Israel. The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) NSW, in partnership with Business Western Sydney, will be running the delegation from July 8-14.
Digital Nation: Michael Traill AM, chair of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce, director of For Purpose Investment Partners and former executive director of Macquarie Bank said that in the world of impact investing where much good work has been done for the environment, the social element of ESG has been “missing in action”.
Australian Financial Review: Mr Michael Traill told the AICC event, held the week after the federal election, …. A local version “would liberate things to be done ethically in the long term that drives returns that sit comfortably on the financial risk reward spectrum,” he said.
Following a recent AICC Chairman’s Circle lunch on ACCC Priorities & Purpose Ahead, supported by Gilbert+Tobin, newly appointed Australian Competition and Consumer (ACCC) chair Gina Cass-Gottlieb shared her leadership vision and upcoming agenda for protecting Australian consumers into a digital and green future.
Sydney hosting WorldPride in 2023 will put the city back on the international map as progressive, global and inclusive. This was the conclusion of Sydney WorldPride (SWP) CEO Kate Wickett and Margy Osmond, CEO of the Tourism & Transport Forum, who both recently spoke at an AICC (NSW) Boardroom Lunch on the Business of Pride, sponsored by PwC.
The Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce New South Wales (AICC) in partnership with Microsoft and Mission Australia, and a broad coalition of government, university, industry, service providers and victim-survivor advocates are creating innovative technology solutions to prevent domestic and family violence (DFV) in Australia. 61 commitments were recently made to move the Social Innovation Accelerator to the next stage.
Following an AICC boardroom lunch on The Future of Health Care – Innovation and New Models of Healthcare, supported by PwC, Professor Sir Edward Byrne, Global Chief Medical Officer at Ramsay Health Care shared some of his insights into healthcare models, future challenges and opportunities for collaboration between Israel and Australia.
In the current geopolitical upheaval cyber threats to Australian companies and critical infrastructure may well be collateral damage, rather than deliberate targets of attacks. However, the need to proactively collaborate to maximise learnings and minimise cyber risks in today’s ever evolving climate is more important than ever.