Saturday, 18 February 2012

Feb 15-18 Canberra briefing

Canberra feb 15-18  Travelled together with 6 other scholars.Nuffield Australia CEO Jim Geltch was available to show us around. Managed to fit in an amazing amount, good mix of visiting icon  Australian  landmarks with beneficial business meetings.  Above photo Prime Ministers office Old Parliament House.

Dave at War Memorial placing a poppy flower in memory of Christopher Harper a Great Uncle who was killed in action France 1916.
also visited The High Court,National Museum of Australia,National Gallery of Australia, and watched a lively question time at Parliment House.

We had dinner with Senators Chris Back and John Cobb at Parliment House, had an overview of Doha process from Aust dept of agriculture trade agency. Representation from U.S.A and E.U   Trade delegation on trade values and policy issues.Also Ceo from Grains Research and Development Corporation had discussions with our scholarship group on the opportunities for productivity gains that may be achievable through r +d programs into the future. Canberra has been fantastic. Heading to New Zealand for next leg.cheers Dave

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