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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Empowering migrants: impacts of a migrant’s amnesty on crime reports
Empowering migrants: impacts of a migrant’s amnesty on crime reports
3–4pm 17 May 2022
Dr Dany Bahar

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This paper studies whether undocumented immigrants change their crime-reporting behaviour after receiving a regular migratory status. It exploits a natural experiment of a massive amnesty program that gave a regular migratory status to over 281,000 undocumented Venezuelan immigrants in Colombia. The findings suggest that following the amnesty there is an increase in reporting of crimes by Venezuelan immigrants, not explained by an increase in crime overall. The results are particularly strong for reports of domestic violence and sex crimes. Results are almost entirely driven by reports by female Venezuelan immigrants, a vulnerable population, suggesting that empowerment is an important mechanism driving the behaviour change.

Read the full paper, Empowering Migrants : Impacts of a Migrant’s Amnesty on Crime Reports.

Speaker

Dr Dany Bahar is an Associate Professor of Practice of International and Public Affairs at Brown University’s Watson Institute. His research sits at the intersection of international economics and economic development. In particular, his academic research focuses on the diffusion of technology and knowledge within and across borders, as measured by productivity, structural transformation, exports, entrepreneurship and innovation, among other factors.

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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 co-hosted 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 was 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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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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