Category - Australian development policy

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Labor’s Pat Conroy on aid and development

The below speech was delivered by Pat Conroy MP, Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific, at the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Conference in Sydney on 24 October 2019.  Many of you will have heard from my predecessor, former Senator Claire Moore, and...

Aid and development Australian development policy Pacific migration

The backpacker visa is morphing into an unregulated agricultural one

The most recent data release on Working Holiday Makers showed that the number of backpackers travelling to Australia had fallen for the sixth year in a row. This didn’t stop Immigration Minister David Coleman and Trade Minister Simon Birmingham putting a positive spin on the numbers by focusing on...

Aid and development Aid effectiveness Australian aid Australian development policy Australian government aid Pacific and PNG Pacific growth and regional integration

Three questions about Australia’s infrastructure promise to Solomon Islands

If you’ve ever driven from Honiara out to the places where the roads are finally, fatally wounded by potholes, if you’ve ever pulled up to a dilapidated wharf, or if you’ve ever landed on a grass runway, you’ll appreciate Solomon Islands’ need for better infrastructure...