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Weekend reading and listening: WHO’s woes, IMF and Ebola, and happiness

If the thought of a long weekend without development is more than you can bear, here are some links. ABC’s Rear Vision has an interesting…

Livestream: Mari Pangestu’s address on 12 March

On 12 March, we will host Professor Mari Pangestu, one of Indonesia’s leading intellectuals and policy voices, for the 2015 Harold Mitchell Development Policy Annual…

NRI seeks consultants for research on SOEs

The National Research Institute in Papua New Guinea is seeking consultants to support its work looking at state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The research program on SOEs…

Jo Chandler on Manus

For those with an interest in the impacts of Australia’s offshore processing facility on the people of Manus Island in PNG, or in Manus or PNG…

Weekend reading and listening: water wars, improving services, ISIS, Libya today, AIDS activism

For those of you who don’t want to spend your weekend deprived of matters development, here are some interesting podcasts and articles to absorb. In…

Pacific regionalism…it’s tricky

It does not come as a surprise to learn that the summit to discuss Pacific regional architecture that was due to be held in Sydney…

New reports and a new look website for DFAT

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has rung in the new year with a new look website, a new report on Australia’s aid…

Seasonal Worker ‘own goal’ avoided

The Australian Government announced last week that more places would be made available for employers using the Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) in the horticulture sector….

Australia’s aid to Indonesia: a quiet good, until dragged into a fight

As we’ve noted here, much attention has been focused in recent weeks on the battle to save the lives of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan,…

Australian aid to Indonesia enters death penalty debate

Aid has made its way into Australia’s pleas to Indonesia to spare the lives of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, two Australians currently facing the death…