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Official business: Consul General Phil Scanlan AM at B_Space

Australia has had formal diplomatic representation in New York City since 1918. Phil Scanlan AM, the current Consul General, took up the position in 2009. An established businessman and founder of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue, Phil and his wife Julie sat down with Billabout’s Pete Maiden to discuss his role in promoting Australia in the U.S.,…

The Houston Effect

James Houston is a Australian photographer who grew up in Bourke, in country New South Wales, and is based in New York. The 46-year-old is inspired and sharing his vision of lifestyle via his new project The Houston Effect, a site to inspire others towards a more full-filling life; he explains the concept to Billabout.

Aussie Designers Making Their Woolmark at NYFW: Katherine Keating Interviews Kym Ellery & Fernando Frisoni

Australian fashion designers Kym Ellery and Fernando Frisoni, recently recognised by Woolmark and Australians in New York Fashion Foundation, were invited to showcase their wares in a special pre-fashion week viewing. Billabout contributor Katherine Keating caught up with the two rising designers over lunch at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York to discuss the Australian fashion…

Happy Australia Day, Mate!

It’s been more than a decade since every man and his dog in Australia was talking about the meaning of mateship, and whether former Prime Minister John Howard was being true blue or just bogan wanting to include the phrase into his draft of an Australian constitution. Twelve years later, our sunburnt homeland is still…