Every year they gather to toast one another’s success. Nicole, Keith, Hugh, Elle, Hoges, Rose, Naomi… the gang’s all there. Only one thing distinguishes G’Day USA from any other catch up with friends – it is taxpayers who pick up the tab.
Naturally the PR machine would have us believe that far from being one big party the event is in fact an essential platform in increasing tourism, promoting our culture and generating trade opportunities with the US.
But to those of us left watching the flag-waving festivities from these shores, it’s become a notoriously dull affair with the same old line-up of expats wheeled out year after year.
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