I will visit New York, Washington and Los Angeles from 21 to 31 January 2016 for the 2016 G’Day USA program, Australia’s premier public and economic diplomacy program in the United States.

I will promote Australia’s high growth economy and sophisticated, innovative culture and the opportunities this offers to leaders in American politics, business and creative industries.

In Washington I will discuss with senior members of the Obama Administration, Congressional leaders and leading policy thinkers our shared interests and challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. I will reinforce Australia’s commitment to the Australia-US Alliance and the global fight against terrorism. I will also deliver the G’Day USA annual foreign policy speech co-hosted by the United States Studies Centre and the Center for New American Security on Australia’s role in Asia.

In New York I will deliver the annual G’Day USA address on innovation and economic diplomacy, which will provide an opportunity to showcase the Government’s $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda.

In Los Angeles, I will be speaking at the University of California on foreign policy, and at RAND Corporation on the Middle East. I will also meet business leaders, including in the film and television industry. 

I will attend the G’Day USA Los Angeles Gala which will honour Dr George Miller with a G’Day USA Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Australian creative arts sector and acclaimed global success, particularly through the Mad Max franchise. 

Mr Joel Edgerton will be honoured with the G'Day USA Excellence in Film award in recognition of his critical success as a writer, actor and director, most recently with his film “The Gift”. 

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