Past Events

This page provides a list of archived events we have held, including video recordings, related blogs, and (more recently) audio podcasts: Devpolicy Talks.

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International Development Election Forums: the Coalition
International Development Election Forums: the Coalition
10.30–11.30am 13 May 2022
Senator the Hon Zed Seselja

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Ahead of the 21 May Federal Election, the Development Policy Centre will co-host a series of International Development Election Forums.

The Forums aim to provide political parties with the opportunity to convey their platform and priorities for Australia’s international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance programs. They are also an opportunity for stakeholders, the media and the general public to hear from the candidates on these issues and to gain clarity on the parties’ specific policies and commitments ahead of the election.

This third Forum will feature the Coalition’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja.

Following an address from the Senator, there will be a moderated discussion with a small number of in-person invitees. The discussion will be moderated by former ABC journalist, broadcaster and researcher, Louise Maher.

The Forum will be livestreamed via the Development Policy Centre’s YouTube channel.

The International Development Election Forums are a joint initiative of the ANU Crawford School​ of Public Policy’s Development Policy Centre, the Australian Council for International Development and the International Development Contractors’ Community.

In-person attendance is by invitation only.

The first Forum features the Australian Greens’ spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Senator Janet Rice, and spokesperson on International Aid and Development, Senator Mehreen Faruqi. The second is presented by the Opposition’s Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Pat Conroy MP.

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International Development Election Forums: Australian Labor Party
International Development Election Forums: Australian Labor Party
10–11am 9 May 2022
Pat Conroy MP
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Ahead of the 21 May Federal Election, the Development Policy Centre is co-hosting a series of International Development Election Forums.

The Forums aim to provide political parties with the opportunity to convey their platform and priorities for Australia’s international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance programs. They are also an opportunity for stakeholders, the media and the general public to hear from the candidates on these issues and to gain clarity on the parties’ specific policies and commitments ahead of the election.

This second International Development Election Forum featured the Opposition’s Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Pat Conroy MP.

Following an address from Mr Conroy, there was a moderated discussion with a small number of in-person invitees. The discussion was moderated by former ABC journalist, broadcaster and researcher, Louise Maher.

The Forum was livestreamed via the Development Policy Centre’s YouTube channel.

The International Development Election Forums are a joint initiative of the ANU Crawford School​ of Public Policy’s Development Policy Centre, the Australian Council for International Development and the International Development Contractors’ Community.

The first Forum featured the Australian Greens’ spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Senator Janet Rice, and spokesperson on International Aid and Development, Senator Mehreen Faruqi. The third is presented by the Coalition’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja.

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International development election forums: Australian Greens
International Development Election Forums: Australian Greens
11am–12pm 4 May 2022
Senator Janet Rice and Senator Mehreen Faruqi

Ahead of the 21 May Federal Election, the Development Policy Centre is co-hosting a series of International Development Election Forums.

The Forums aim to provide political parties with the opportunity to convey their platform and priorities for Australia’s international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance programs. They are also an opportunity for stakeholders, the media and the general public to hear from the candidates on these issues and to gain clarity on the parties’ specific policies and commitments ahead of the election.

This first International Development Election Forum featured the Australian Greens’ spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Senator Janet Rice, and spokesperson on International Aid and Development, Senator Mehreen Faruqi.

Following an address from the Senators, there was a moderated discussion with a small number of in-person invitees. The discussion was moderated by communication specialist and award-winning television journalist, writer and commentator, Virginia Haussegger AM.

The Forum was livestreamed via the Development Policy Centre’s YouTube channel.

The International Development Election Forums are a joint initiative of the ANU Crawford School​ of Public Policy’s Development Policy Centre, the Australian Council for International Development and the International Development Contractors’ Community.

The second Forum featured the Opposition’s Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Pat Conroy MP. The third will be presented by the Coalition’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja.

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Seasonal labour mobility programs in four countries: what can we learn?
Seasonal labour mobility programs in four countries: what can we learn?
9am–1pm 20 April 2022
Various speakers

This workshop is part of an ANU-led comparative study of seasonal work programs in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.

Speakers

Opening
Carli Shillito, Assistant Secretary, Pacific Labour Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

US Farm Labor Futures
Professor Philip Martin, Global Migration Center, University of California Davis, Professor Emeritus, Agricultural and Resource Economics
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Canada and the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program
Robert Falconer, Research Associate, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary
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New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme: an industry-led initiative
Dr Charlotte Bedford, Research Fellow, Development Policy Centre, Australian National University
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Overview of issues and challenges for the Seasonal Worker Programme
Dr Richard Curtain, Research Fellow, Development Policy Centre, Australian National University
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Respondents

Steve Burdette, Executive Officer, Approved Employers of Australia (AEA)

Ema Vueti, President of the Pacific Islands Council of Queensland

Taylor Rundell, National Economist, The Australian Workers’ Union National Office, Sydney

Closing
Professor Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre, Australian National University

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Making decentralisation work in PNG: lessons learnt and future directions
Making decentralisation work in PNG: lessons learnt and future directions
12.30–1.30pm 8 April 2022
Hon. Allan Bird

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Hon. Allan Bird is Governor of East Sepik Province, and member of the PNG National Parliament for the East Sepik Provincial Seat.

The ANU-UPNG seminar series is part of the partnership between the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and the UPNG School of Business and Public Policy, supported by the PNG-Aus Partnership.

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