Chargé d’Affaires Carouso Speech: Independence Day Celerbration – Larrakeyah Barracks, NT

As prepared for delivery, July 9, 2018 Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for joining us to celebrate America’s Independence Day, and thank you to our hosts here at Larrakeyah Barracks. I wish to acknowledge the people of the Larrakeyah Nation, on whose land we are gathered today. I pay my respects to their Elders, past ...
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Chargé d’Affaires James Carouso Speech: United States-Australia Cancer Moonshot Roundtable, Canberra

(As prepared for delivery – March 22, 2018) Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for joining us here at the U.S. Embassy Canberra for today’s Cancer Moonshot roundtable.  It’s fantastic to see such continued and active engagement in this partnership at the highest levels of government, academia and medical practice. This initiative was established in 2016 ...
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Chargé d’Affaires James Carouso Speech: Meritorious Unit Commendation HMAS Adelaide – Sydney

(As prepared for delivery – January 29, 2018) Six months ago, three U.S. Marines tragically lost their lives when their MV22 Osprey aircraft entered the water off the coast of Queensland. Just days before, these young men and their crewmates on board the USS Bonhomme Richard had been proud participants in what had been yet ...
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Acting Chargé d’Affaires Mike Heath Speech: Canberra International Physics Summer School – Canberra

 (As prepared for delivery – January 15, 2018) Ladies and gentlemen: welcome and thank you for having me here today. We’re now one week into the 24th Canberra International Physics Summer School and I hope you’re all well and truly engrossed in the facets of topological matter. The U.S. Embassy is very proud to be ...
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Speech: Acting Chargé d’Affaires Mike Heath – Parkes Elvis Festival 2018

(As prepared for delivery – January 13, 2018) Thank you, thank you very much. It is truly my pleasure to be here for the 2018 Parkes Elvis Festival—what an experience. I would like to firstly acknowledge: His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley; the Honourable Michael McCormack; the Honourable Rick Colless; and Mr. Phillip Donato. ...
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Consul General Valerie Fowler (Sydney) Speech: G’Day USA 2018 Launch – Museum of Contemporary Arts, Sydney

(as prepared for delivery December 1, 2017) G’day Australia!  Thank you very much to the G’Day USA sponsors and partners for inviting me to join this morning’s launch. Minister Bishop and Minister Ciobo—my work, and the work of the U.S. Mission in Australia, is made easier by your steadfast enthusiasm for our unparalleled bilateral relationship.  Thank you.     As Consul General, I’m fortunate to experience the breadth of the U.S.–Australian partnership each and every day—such as yesterday, when ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Speech: Pacific 2017 U.S. Pavilion International Convention Centre, Sydney

(As prepared for delivery – October 3, 2017) Thank you, Tom, and thanks to the whole team at Kallman Worldwide for organizing the U.S. presence here at Pacific 2017. The new USA Partnership Pavilion is an impressive showcase for America’s innovative maritime defense and commercial partners, equipment products and services. Welcome all! 2017 marks a ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Speech: Institute for Regional Security Dinner

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (As prepared for delivery – September 14, 2017)   Ladies and gentlemen, it’s an honor to join you again at this esteemed forum.  Thank you very much for having me back this year. I was privileged to be in the audience last month for an address by former Prime Minister ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Speech: Fine Food Australia, International Convention Centre, Sydney

Chargé d’Affaires James Carouso (As prepared for delivery – September 12, 2017) Good evening and thank you for joining us today.  I’d like to acknowledge Minnie Constan, the Event Director for Diversified Communications for continuing to go out of the way to support a U.S. presence at Fine Food Australia each year.  Without her continued ...
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Consul General Valerie Fowler (Sydney) Speech: Welcome Reception for Stanford University Football Delegation – Sydney

(As prepared for delivery – August 22, 2017) Thank you, Professor Carlin. Those of you who know me surely expect me to talk enthusiastically about Stanford football and the game on Sunday when we will crush Rice. Those remarks will be later this week. This evening I want to focus on why the U.S.-Australia relationship ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Carouso Speech: USSC/AmCham Foreign Investment Study launch – Parliament House, Canberra

(As prepared for delivery – August 14, 2017) First of all, this morning, I would like to thank our speakers; the researchers; and the corporate sponsors—all of whom helped bring today’s launch and the Foreign Investment Study together. And what a valuable study this is. This research places a vital aspect of the U.S.–Australian alliance ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Carouso Speech: Independence Day – Canberra International Airport, Canberra

 (As prepared for delivery – July 4, 2017) Good evening everyone, and welcome to our celebration of America’s Independence Day. I would first like to begin by thanking our hosts, Canberra Airport Group, and specifically Terry Snow and Stephen Byron whose amazing vision and entrepreneurship have created this beautiful facility that we’re now in; the ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Carouso Speech: Talisman Saber Opening Ceremony USS Bonhomme Richard, Sydney

(As prepared for delivery – June 29, 2017) Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for having me here. I would like to begin by offering thanks to Admiral Harris — thank you for your terrific remarks and your leadership in this critical Alliance — it’s hard for a diplomat to follow you at the podium at ...
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Chargé d’Affaires James Carouso Speech: Fulbright Presentation Dinner 2017 – Parliament House, Canberra

(As prepared for delivery – March 8, 2017) I am so honored to be here this evening. You see, without Fulbright, I wouldn’t exist. My father John Karousatos was among the first Greek Fulbright scholars to study in America. He arrived at Emory University in the early 1950s to study chemical engineering. Now I don’t ...
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CDA James Carouso speech: Opening of U.S. Pavilion at the Australian International Airshow Avalon Airport, Geelong

(As prepared for delivery – February 28, 2017) Speaking in Sydney last December, Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, said: “Our alliance is both defined by its storied past and invigorated by its boundless future.” So I hope you’ll indulge me this morning as I tell a story from our shared history ...
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Chargé d’Affaires James Carouso Speech: USS Peary Memorial, Darwin

USS Peary Memorial Service The Esplanade, Darwin (As prepared for delivery – February 19, 2017) “Lest we forget.” Three short words that carry a lot of weight.  They oblige our generation to remember all those who sacrificed their lives on our behalf.  That we enshrine and recall those such as the 88 souls lost in ...
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Charge D’Affaires Carouso speech: CEDA 2017 EPO, Brisbane

Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) 2017 Economic & Political Overview, Brisbane  (As prepared for delivery – February 17, 2017) I wasn’t here for EPO 2016.  Did the speakers get it right?  Could anyone have predicted the year that just ended? With that said, I will do my best to map out where I ...
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Charge D’Affaires Carouso speech: G’Day USA 2017 Launch – Sydney

(As prepared for delivery – December 9, 2016) G’day Australia! Thank you to everyone here – the G’Day USA sponsors and partners, and of course Foreign Minister Bishop and Minister Ciobo – there are no better friends of the United States and promoters of the U.S.-Australia relationship than these ministers. You all make my job ...
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Charge D’Affaires Carouso speech: West Tech Fest – Perth Town Hall

(As prepared for delivery – December 8, 2016) Hello Perth! Hello West Tech Fest! I am delighted to be here! This is the third year that the U.S. Embassy and our Consulate General in Perth are not just participants, but partners with West Tech Fest and the OzApp Awards. It is a great way to ...
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Charge D’Affaires Carouso speech: Industry Super Australia Forum – Parliament House, Canberra

(As prepared for delivery – November 22, 2016) Thank you for inviting me to address this esteemed forum. I will open this afternoon’s session with President Barack Obama’s words at last June’s SelectUSA Investment Summit: “… [S]elect the USA – because nowhere in the world and never in history has there been a better place ...
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CDA Carouso Speech: U.S. Presidential Election Watch 2016

As prepared for delivery – November 9, 2016 – National Press Club, Canberra It is great to see such a crowd! Welcome to you all! Welcome to the final day of one of the most watched, most anticipated U.S. presidential election campaigns. This has been an unprecedented and extraordinary election, with not just the usual ...
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Speech: Inauguration of New Space Antennae Canberra Deep Space Communications Centre, Canberra

By Chargé d’Affaires James Carouso – (As prepared for delivery – November 3, 2016) As a boy growing up in New York, I, like millions of Americans and people all over the world, watched the moon landing live on television. What I did not know in 1969, and I suspect few outside Australia knew, is that those ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry On the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Secretary of State John Kerry On the Trans-Pacific Partnership September 28, 2016 Wilson Center Washington, D.C. REMARKS    SECRETARY KERRY:  Jane, thank you for a wonderful introduction.  I hugely appreciate your support, your counsel.  And obviously, we are living in complicated times.  I want to thank you for many, many years of remarkable service to ...
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Ambassador Berry’s remarks at the American Chamber of Commerce Breakfast – Adelaide Festival Centre

(As prepared for delivery – September 7, 2016)   It is an honor and a privilege to be back in Adelaide and back at the American Chamber of Commerce! One of the highlights of my time here as Ambassador has been our Embassy’s close, collaborative relationship with AmCham. Not only does AmCham play a pivotal ...
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“The United States and Australia: Infinite Possibilities – the New Normal” – Ambassador Berry’s Remarks at the National Press Club of Australia

  (As prepared for delivery –August 31, 2016) Almost four years ago, when President Obama asked me: “John, what would make you happy?”  I answered him with one word: Australia. Thus began my once-in-a-lifetime sojourn as U.S. Ambassador to this Lucky Country.  But in all fairness, I consider myself the lucky one. My three years ...
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Ambassador Berry’s remarks at the screening of ‘National Parks Adventure’ – Sydney

(As prepared for delivery –August 22, 2016) A mountain sunrise, a towering waterfall, an icy glacier, a forested glade, a kaleidoscope of corals, boundless wildlife. These sights stir the soul, nourish our imaginations, and reaffirm our humanity. They are increasingly rare outside of national parks. America’s national parks are one of our greatest gifts to ...
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Ambassador Berry’s remarks at the launch of ‘Treasures of the American Collection’, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

(As prepared for delivery – July 28, 2016) It is an honor to join you in celebrating not just this incredible exhibition, but the close bond between two extraordinary Pacific nations. Before us is a reminder of the history, beauty, and promise that unites the United States and Australia. Ours is a story that unfolds ...
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Ambassador Berry’s remarks at the American Chamber of Commerce Innovation Tour of Blue Chili, Sydney

(As prepared for delivery, June 9, 2016) Next month, on July 4th, the United States of America will turn 240 years old. The key to longevity – whether as people, institutions, businesses, or nations – is innovation. It is our response to the new, different, and novel that governs our survival. “When you are finished ...
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Ambassador Berry’s remarks at the 10th Ann. of the United States Studies Centre (USSC) and American Australian Association (AAA), Sydney

(As prepared for delivery, June 9, 2016) In World War Two, my father fought for freedom alongside brave Australians; at Guadalcanal and the New Guinea campaign. He and his mates had each other’s backs. They knew that it is when you are under attack that true friends show their mettle. They knew our alliance is ...
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Ambassador Berry’s remarks at the Fulbright ACT State Reception – Australian National University, Canberra

(As prepared for delivery, May 31, 2016) Over seven decades, the Fulbright program has left an indelible mark on Australia and the United States. From generation to generation, Fulbright, by investing in students and scholars, reinvigorates our societies – helping us to do better and be better. Fulbright is so successful because it harnesses exceptional ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks for the Battle of the Coral Sea Commemorative Lunch – Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

(As prepared for delivery – May 7, 2016) Veterans and Members of the Australian and the American Militaries; Distinguished guests; Ladies and gentlemen; On May 8, 1942, the Allied strategic victory in the Battle of the Coral Sea changed the course of history. Without Coral Sea, there could have been no Midway, no Guadalcanal, and ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks at the Australian American Leadership Dialogue Young Leadership Dialogue Reception Ambassador’s Residence, Canberra

(As prepared for delivery – May 10, 2016) It is a great pleasure to welcome all of you to my home. Why are you here? You are here because Albert Einstein was 26 when he published his Special Theory of Relativity. Because 26 was also the average age in the mission control room in Houston ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks at the Battle of the Coral Sea Commemoration Service – Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey Square, Canberra

(As prepared for delivery – May 6, 2016) Veterans and Members of the Australian and the American Militaries; Distinguished guests; Ladies and gentlemen; On May 8, 1942, the Allied strategic victory in the Battle of the Coral Sea changed the course of history. Without Coral Sea, there could have been no Midway, no Guadalcanal, and ...
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Ambassador Berry’s remarks to the American Chamber of Commerce Board Luncheon, Ernst & Young Offices, Sydney

(As prepared for delivery, April 29, 2016) It is an honor and a privilege to be back at the American Chamber of Commerce! One of the highlights of my time here as Ambassador has been our Embassy’s close, collaborative relationship with AmCham. Not only does AmCham play a pivotal role in the U.S.-Australia relationship, its ...
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Ambassador Berry’s remarks commemorating the Signing of the Paris Climate Change Agreement – The Australian National University, Canberra

(As prepared for delivery, April 21, 2016) The Paris Agreement is a testament to our tenacity in the face of complicated, interconnected global challenges. When countries work toward a common purpose, almost anything is possible. In the 1970s, the widespread use of chlorofluorocarbons or CFCs had rapidly depleted the ozone layer. In response, the countries ...
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Ambassador Berry’s remarks at the LNG18 Thought Leadership Luncheon – Perth Convention and Exhibition Center

(As prepared for delivery, April 13, 2016) As you all know, in the latter half of the twentieth century, the United States and the Soviet Union were engaged in a Space Race. Each wanted to be the first to the moon. To this end, the United States put $100 billion in today’s dollars into the ...
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Ambassador Berry’s remarks at the Chevron Gorgon Project Commemoration Event Barrow Island, Western Australia

(As prepared for delivery, April 11, 2016) I believe that today we are witness to a remarkable moment in history. U.S. companies are investing $100 billion U.S. dollars in Australia’s liquefied natural gas sector. This investment in LNG is equal, in terms of cost and importance, to what the United States put into the Apollo ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks at Opening of the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science Building

Thank you Vice-Chancellor Schmidt. As an Australian-American astrophysicist and Nobel Prize laureate, I dare say that you are the embodiment of what brings us here today.  Americans – particularly the three Americans standing here with me right now – and Australians share an innate desire to improve the world by improving our understanding of it.  ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks at Science in the Pub – March, 2016

(As prepared for delivery, March 7, 2016) As part of our countdown sequence for this evening, I invite everyone here to imagine traveling in outer space.  Imagine the distance, the speed, the immense horizon. Imagine the silence.  It is the stuff of fantasy turned reality. However, to travel the universe and to learn from it, ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks at the September 11th Memorial and Museum Reception

March 2016 – Remarks as Prepared Distinguished guests; Ladies and Gentlemen; Welcome and thank you for joining us on this important occasion. I invite you to reflect on some seminal dates in American history. September 17, 1862, the Battle Antietam; in the midst of the U.S. Civil War, it was the bloodiest single-day battle on ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Welcome Remarks at a Dinner iho the Dr. Mark Dybul, The Global Fund

Welcome friends. It is a pleasure to see so many familiar faces gathered together. Tonight, I invite you to imagine a world without HIV/AIDs. Incredible, right? More than that, imagine a world without health epidemics that threaten communities, countries, and regions with economic and social collapse. This world is the vision of the Global Fund ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Welcome Remarks at a Dinner to Strengthen Relationships between Native Americans and Indigenous Australians

Welcome everyone to my home. It is an honor and a privilege to be your host. We have with us members of the oldest continuous culture on earth. For 70,000 years, Australia’s Aboriginal peoples have been shaped by their landscape. Their cultural and linguistic diversity is astounding, and is mirrored in the indigenous peoples of ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks at the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Perth

  I am so excited to be here with all of you! The entrepreneurial spirit is truly alive and well in Perth. I am here today because President Obama has made entrepreneurship a key priority for achieving global economic prosperity.  He recently announced that the seventh annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit will take place this June in ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks at the Ambassador’s Innovation Roundtable in Perth

Innovation is about change.  It is about seeking out the new and different instead of the tried and true.  American founding father (and inventor) Benjamin Franklin once said “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” By this measure, the United States and Australia are just getting started. We have brought all of you together today for ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Welcoming Remarks for Reception iho Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg

This year we celebrate both the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Australia and the 10th anniversary of our free trade agreement. These milestones offer an extraordinary opportunity to reflect on our partnership and all its many facets. In the Asia-Pacific, U.S.-Australia cooperation has served as the bedrock for unprecedented stability ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Welcoming Remarks for AmCham Western Australia Reception

Thank you Consul General Griffin and welcome to everyone here. This year we celebrate both the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Australia and the 10th anniversary of our free trade agreement.  These milestones offer an extraordinary opportunity to reflect on our partnership and all its many facets.  In the Asia-Pacific, ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Keynote Address to the Institute for Regional Security (IFRS) Annual Dinner

I would like to start with a quote from Australian poet Kenneth Slessor’s poem “Beach Burial:” “Whether as enemies they fought, Or fought with us, or neither; the sand joins them together, Enlisted on the other front.” Slessor’s tribute to the soldiers of the Second World War is particularly poignant as we mark the 70th anniversary of ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Keynote Address to the Returned and Services League and Services Clubs Association 14th Annual Conference

As we mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in the Pacific this month, it is a tremendous privilege to be able to speak before you today.  One of my greatest honors during my time as Ambassador has been meeting Australian veterans of the Second World War. These men and women are inevitably humble ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks at the Opening Session of the U.S.-Australia Biomedical Research Partnership Conference University of Canberra

Professor Calma – thank you so much for opening this historic conference and for hosting us here at the University of Canberra today. Thank you for your leadership on U.S.-Australia collaboration in so many areas. Professor Kelso – it’s an honor to be with you today in your new role at the NHMRC. I look ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks for the Hōkūle’a Arrival Ceremony Australian National Maritime Museum

I am deeply honored to be here with you today for the arrival of Hōkūle’a and her crew in Darling Harbor and the Australian National Maritime Museum.  She will dock here for a few days before continuing one her 47,000 mile around the world voyage. One of the reasons Hokule’a’s journey brings her to Australia ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks at the Battle of the Coral Sea Commemoration Service Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey Square, Canberra

There are turning points in history – where the Fates hold all in the balance – and test the mettle of each individual with blast furnace intensity. In May of 1942 – Japan was undefeated, and sought to secure its Pacific expansion by taking Port Moresby and destroying our Allied Naval forces. The anvil was ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks For the State of the Union Viewing U.S. Embassy Canbera

I’d like to welcome everyone today for President Obama’s State of the Union address. This is more than just an annual tradition in the United States.  It is a Presidential duty, mandated by the Constitution.  The President isn’t required to give a speech, though.  Both George Washington and John Adams gave speeches, but Thomas Jefferson ...
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Remarks at the Canberra Gay and Lesbian Qwire Concert: “From the Sublime to the Ridiculous (and Everything in Between)”

It is an honor to be here with you all tonight. Curtis and I are really enjoying the concert. Music is one of the things that builds bridges between peoples, between cultures and countries. It’s one of those things that is universally understood, no matter where you were raised. I was reading an article the ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks for the 239th Anniversary Marine Corps Ball

The Honorable Stuart Robert, Assistant Minister for Defence, and Mrs. Chantelle Robert; Major General Gus Gilmore, Deputy Chief of Army, Representing the Chief of the Defence Force, and Mrs. Lisa Gilmore; Lieutenant General John E. Wissler, Commanding General III Marine Expeditionary Force, and Mrs. Sue Wissler; Mr. John T. Poirier; Distinguished guests; Ladies and Gentlemen; ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks at Australian-American Memorial Plaque Unveiling Ceremony

Secretary Richardson, Vice Admiral Griggs, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen; It is an honor to be here with you today to celebrate the restoration of this wonderful memorial. With its new facelift, it’s looking very good for sixty years old. I am grateful to the Australian-American Association – and to the Australian people – for ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks for the Innovation Roundtable at Queensland University of Technology

Before I begin, I’d like to offer my congratulations and best wishes to all of the finalists in the QUT Innovation Challenge who will be presenting their ideas at the University this afternoon. Innovation lies at the very heart of what America is. From the beginning, our country was a grand experiment. We believed then ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks at the 65th Anniversary of the Australian-American Fulbright Commission

Tonight, we celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Fulbright Treaty with Australia – one of the earliest formal agreements between our two countries. It predates even the ANZUS Treaty, which speaks to the nature of the relationship between our two countries. Even as we emerged from the devastation of World War II, our impulse was ...
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We are gathered here to celebrate not only the birth of a nation, but more importantly, the birth of an idea: that all people are created equal, and t

My thanks to Todd Creeger for sponsoring this breakfast… and Gordon Flake—from the USAsia Centre—for moderating. Former Secretary Clinton launched the Centre when she was here in 2012 and Gordon has done a tremendous job with it since then. I’d also like to thank author, Penelope Williamson and Ambassador Kim Beazley. It’s a pleasure to be ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks for the Opening Plenary Ambassador’s Innovation Roundtable at National Science and Technology Centre Canberra

Innovation lies at the very heart of what America is.  From the beginning, our country was a grand experiment.  We believed then – and now – that freedom plus sweat equals progress.  And if you add creativity or innovation, you get progress squared. One of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, was not just a tremendous ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks for the Bridging Knowledge Cities through Life Sciences – Boston and Melbourne Sister Cities International

Some of you may know that I lost my first partner, Tom Leishman, to AIDS. When I met Tom in 1985, this terrible disease barely had a name. On our second date, over dinner, Tom told me that he had “It.” I knew what “It” was. Everyone knew what “It” was, even if they didn’t ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Reception Ambassador’s Residence, Canberra

For more than a century, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been looking out for the interests of American businesses. And, in some cases U.S. Chamber members have been investing in Australia for more than a century as well. JP Morgan –represented here tonight by Derek Berlin and Luke Palmerlee – has been in Australia ...
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Ambassador’s Berry’s Welcome Remarks at “US-Australia: The Alliance in an Emerging Asia” Alliance 21 Canberra Conference

It’s a pleasure to be here with you today.  I’d like to congratulate the U.S. Studies Centre for lining up such a star-studded cast for today’s proceedings.  The diversity and caliber of those in this room today is a true reflection of the depth of our alliance, and the many ties that make our relationship ...
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American Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Not long after I arrived in Australia, I was given a copy of a little book: Instructions for Servicemen in Australia. During World War II, American military personnel were given copies so they would understand a little bit about this exotic new land when they came for R&R or were stationed here. It’s an interesting ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks for the Australian Medical Association National Conference

Health is a central theme of President Obama’s global development agenda, which calls for new and collaborative approaches to preventive medicine, combating disease, and working towards an AIDS-free generation. U.S. and Australian engagement in health bolsters stability and growth around the world. Investing in better health care – and working to prevent, detect, and respond ...
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When I heard that Tom was being installed as Chancellor of the University of Canberra, I wanted to offer him a few words of congratulations. I also w

For years, it seemed like Australia was ahead of the United States on matters of LGBT policy. Whether it was serving openly in the military, employment non-discrimination, or partner benefits, we all looked longingly toward the Lucky Country. While the United States still has a way to go, we are doing much better in the ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks For the Installment of Tom Calma as Chancellor of the University of Canberra

When I heard that Tom was being installed as Chancellor of the University of Canberra, I wanted to offer him a few words of congratulations. I also want to say congratulations to outgoing Chancellor John Mackay for his excellent leadership over the years. I’m thrilled to be here with all of you today. As you ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks for the Memorial Service of Nelson Mandela Australian National University

Prime Minister Hawke, Your Excellencies, distinguished guests. On behalf of President Obama, and the people of the United States of America, I would like to offer our deepest condolences to President Mandela’s family, to the people of South Africa, and to everyone who today enjoys the freedoms he spent his life fighting to achieve. I ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks For the 70th Anniversary of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s Visit to Canberra

I’d like to offer a very warm welcome to: Her Excellency the Honorable Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, and His Excellency Mr. Michael Bryce; The Dean and members of the Diplomatic Corps; Members of Parliament; Distinguished guests, ladies, and gentlemen; I’m very pleased to welcome you today as we celebrate the visit ...
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Ambassador Berry’s Remarks at the Opening of the 17th Annual Canberra International Film Festival

Thank you, Nicole, for that wonderful introduction. And thank you to the Canberra International Film Festival for inviting me to this highlight of Canberra’s cultural calendar. The U.S. Embassy is a proud sponsor of this festival, and it is a pleasure to be here with you and open this amazing series of international films that ...
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