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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,…