Ningaloo Reef – nature’s playground

Text: Michaela Lauren Photographs: Thorsten Joses Blue sky, red earth and turquoise waters – it looked pretty much like a great location for a beachside holiday anywhere in regional Australia. But, this was a trip with a twist – the real beauty laid well concealed.  The mild, summery weather welcomed us as we landed on the airstrip at the RAAF Learmonth […]

FCA members quiz Foreign & Trade Ministers

Fifteen members, on the FCA-DFAT Canberra trip, had the opportunity to meet and discuss policy issues with Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Steven Ciobo, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment; Ray Marcelo, DFAT Assistant Secretary, Parliamentary and Media Branch; Andrew Goledzinowski, Ambassador for People Smuggling and Human Trafficking; Lisa Rauter, DFAT First Assistant Secretary, […]

Why there’s nothing like Australia?

Our sponsor, Tourism Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for promoting Australia internationally as a world-class destination for business and leisure. The organisation seeks to promote the country internationally through a broad range of targeted trade and consumer marketing activities – all underpinned by a consistent global campaign message: There’s nothing like Australia. Tourism Australia’s […]

Aboriginal leader Patrick Dodson briefs FCA

By Our Correspondent Eminent Aboriginal leader, Professor Patrick Dodson, gave a valuable indigenous point of view on current events during a briefing to 20 members of the Association in Sydney. He is former chairman of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, former Commissioner into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, winner of the 2008 Sydney Peace Prize and easily […]

An Ethiopian Repast

By John Tulloh Neena and her new team on the FCA committee are to be commended for trying to restore purpose of fellowship to the Association. A welcome new idea was for members to gather to sample different kinds of multi-cultural hospitality in Sydney. So one chilly Friday night in September about 35 of us […]