Drought and famine relief in Papua New Guinea, 2015-2016

This panel discussion will provide a national overview of the impact of recent drought and frosts in PNG, and the responses by the PNG national government, donors, churches, international NGO's and UN agencies.

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2017 Pacific Update Conference

The 2017 Pacific Update Conference will be held on June 20-21, 2017, at the University of the South Pacific Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji.

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The absence of trust: Australian strategic thinking and PNG 1950-1975

Dr Bruce Hunt discussed his recent monograph Australia’s Northern Shield? PNG and the Defence of Australia Since 1880 and official history of the bilateral relationship 1970-1975.

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Why Forests? Why Now? The science, economics, and politics of tropical forests and climate change

In this event Jonah Busch talked about his new book with Frances Seymour, 'Why Forests? Why Now?'. Podcast and presentation slides are available now.

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2017 aid budget breakfast

The fifth annual aid budget breakfast was held on 10 May. It explored what the 2017-18 Federal Budget means for the future of Australian aid. Presentation slides and a video of the event are now available.

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2017 aid budget breakfast

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  • Our analysis on the 2017-18 aid budget, and our aid budget breakfast event, was covered by media.
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  • Devpolicy migration expert Henry Sherrell spoke to numerous media outlets about the impacts of changes to the 457 visa scheme.
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  • Some of our recent PNG research on corruption and aid advisors has been the subject of radio interviews.
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  • Media covered the launch of a new Master's program at UPNG, our PNG Elections Database, and PNG Budget Database.
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  • Robin Davies authored a Fact Check for The Conversation on Australia's foreign aid.
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  • Coverage of the 2017 Australasian Aid Conference and Mitchell Humanitarian Award.
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