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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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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2022 aid budget breakfast
2022 aid budget breakfast
9–10am 30 March 2022
Professor Stephen Howes

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The Development Policy Centre’s tenth (and third virtual) aid budget breakfast was held on Wednesday 30 March. Professor Stephen Howes presented the analysis from Devpol on what the aid budget means for Australia, for the region and for the development sector.

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Rethinking global health security
Rethinking global health security
7–8pm 5 April 2022
Dr Donald Kaberuka

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The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the weaknesses of the existing global health system. Dr Kaberuka draws on his vast experience as Chair of the Global Fund Board, former President of the African Development Bank and former Finance Minister of Rwanda to synthesise the lessons learnt and draw out what needs to be done to help the world exit this pandemic and to ensure a better response to the next.

Speaker

Dr Donald Kaberuka is the Board Chair of The Global Fund. He served as President of the African Development Bank, from 2005 to 2015 and was Rwanda’s finance minister from 1997 to 2005. Dr Kaberuka also served as governor for Rwanda for the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

The AAC Speaker Series brings back some of our favourite speakers from the Australasian AID Conference, co-hosted by the Development Policy Centre and The Asia Foundation.

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Uneven development and its effects: livelihoods and urban and rural spaces in Papua New Guinea
Uneven development and its effects: livelihoods and urban and rural spaces in Papua New Guinea
1.30–2.30pm 25 March 2022
Dr John Cox, Dr Grant Walton, Joshua Goa and Dunstan Lawihin

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In this chapter, we examine the uneven nature of development within and between rural and urban spaces in Papua New Guinea (PNG). We focus on the types of livelihoods available in urban and rural spaces and the ways these have shaped social and environmental outcomes. This analysis highlights three key issues. First, it shows the importance of thinking about development processes, networks and enclaves in addition to more traditional ways of framing development challenges and opportunities. Second, it points to the importance of PNG’s rural spaces for policymaking and politics. Finally, it notes that while large-scale development projects, such as mining and liquified natural gas, have significantly shaped urban and rural spaces over the past two decades, due to economic shifts, it is becoming less likely PNG will reshape its urban and rural spaces as dramatically in the years to come.

Speakers

Dr John Cox
Honorary Lecturer, School of Culture, History and Language, Australian National University

Dr Grant Walton
Fellow, Development Policy Centre, Australian National University

Joshua Goa
Tutor, Division of Social Work, School of Humanities, University of Papua New Guinea

Dunstan Lawihin
Lecturer, Division of Social Work, School of Humanities, University of Papua New Guinea

This presentation is based on the speakers’ chapter, ‘Uneven development and its effects: Livelihoods and urban and rural spaces in Papua New Guinea’, in the ANU-UPNG edited volume, ‘Papua New Guinea: Government, Economy and Society’, available for free download.

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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