The ANU Development Policy Centre will host a one-day workshop with research papers presented for discussion with an audience of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners.
Topics of interest include:
- Pacific Islanders’ participation in and access to temporary and permanent migration programs, and its social and economic impacts;
- Employment, remittances, economic mobility, and wellbeing of Pacific Islanders in Australia and New Zealand; and
- Regional labour markets, particularly horticulture, viticulture, and agriculture in Australia and New Zealand.
This event will be held in a hybrid format. You can attend in person or online.
|8:30 am – 9:00 am||Registration|
|9:00 am – 9:15 am||Welcome remarks|
|9:15 am – 10:45 am||Future labour demand and skills|
|Labour mobility with vocational skill: Australian demand and Pacific supply
Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development and IZA & Satish Chand, University of New South Wales
|Identifying the stock of middle-level skills in the Pacific: the case of Fiji
Richard Curtain, Australian National University
|Declining technical graduate employment outcomes amidst skills shortages
Ryan Edwards & Tunye Qui, Australian National University
|10:45 am – 11:15 am||Morning tea|
|11:15 am – 12:45 pm||Contemporary Pacific migration and impacts|
| COVID-19 border closures – impacts on Pacific seasonal workers’ health and wellbeing
Rochelle Bailey & Charlotte Bedford, Australian National University
|Pacific Labour Scheme: Preliminary Examination into the Implications and Impacts of Family Accompaniment
Michelle Carnegie & Luke Jeffress, Pacific Labour Facility
| For the region yet to come: climate change and the decolonisation of mobility governance in the Pacific
Samid Suliman, Griffith University
|12:45 pm – 1:45 pm||Lunch break|
|1:45 pm – 3:15 pm||Pasifika diaspora and wellbeing|
|Fiscal and non-fiscal ideas of responsibility amongst Samoan diaspora in Greater Brisbane
Laura Simpson Reeves, University of Queensland
| Impact of PAC policy on Pacific women’s health and wellbeing: The experiences of Kiribati migrants
Rose Namoori-Sinclair, Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington
| Pasifika trans-Tasman migration, mobility and wellbeing
Ruth Faleolo, La Trobe University
|3:15 pm – 3:45 pm||Afternoon tea|
|3:45 pm – 4:45 pm||Pasifika diaspora and wellbeing (cont.)|
|The production of precariousness and the racialisation of Pacific workers in the Australian horticultural industry
Makiko Nishitani, Martina Boese & Helen Lee, La Trobe University
| The Problem of Criminal Deportation and Reintegration in the Pacific
Henrietta McNeill, Australian National University
|4:50 pm||Closing remarks|
|5:00 pm||Workshop close|
Registration for in person attendance
Registration for online attendance
How to attend via Zoom
- Register for the session you would like to attend via the form above.
- Login or sign up to Eventbrite. Make sure you use the same email address that you used for registration.
- Click ‘Tickets’ icon at the top right-hand corner of the page.
- Find ‘Pacific Migration Research Workshop’ and click ‘Go to online event page’.
- Click a relevant session to join. It will direct you to Zoom.
Presentations will be recorded and available after the event on the Development Policy Centre website.