They’ll take Manhattan: a presence in NYC for “world class” Aus research

The American Australian Association opens its Murdoch Centre, in New York. Yes, that Murdoch

The association was founded by Rupert Murdoch’s father, Keith and the centre, “was made possible by a very generous grant from News Corp and Fox Corporation,” with the “wonderful support” of the Pratt Foundation.

Among other activities there, the United States Studies Centre (at Uni Sydney) and the Perth USAsia Centre (at UWA) will bring their “world-class research” to the US.

US ambassador to Aus, Caroline Kennedy and Aus to US, Arthur Sinodinos were at the opening as were Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch.

Shame it happened before the in-coming Australian ambassador takes over – Kevin Rudd and Mr Murdoch the elder might have much to discuss.