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Pacific Migration Research Workshop

Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre
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Event details

Workshop

Date & time

Thursday 17 June 2021
9.00am–5.00pm

Venue

#132 Crawford Building, Lennox Crossing, ANU

Speaker

Various speakers

Contacts

Beth Orton
02 6125 1844

The ANU Development Policy Centre hosted a one-day workshop with research papers presented for discussion with an audience of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners.

Presentations and papers

Welcome remarks
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Fiona Yap, Interim Director, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

Julien Barbara, Head of Department of Pacific Affairs, Australian National University

Panel 1: Future labour demand and skills

Chair: Gabriela D’Souza, Senior Economist, Centre for Economic Development of Australia

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
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Identifying the demand for middle-skill occupations in Fiji
Richard Curtain, Australian National University
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Vocational qualification supply, demand, and returns: the case of the Australia Pacific Training Coalition
Ryan Edwards & Tunye Qui, Australian National University
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Panel 2: Contemporary Pacific migration and impacts

Chair: Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre

COVID-19 border closures – impacts on Pacific seasonal worker wellbeing
Rochelle Bailey & Charlotte Bedford, Australian National University
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Pacific Labour Scheme: Preliminary examination into the implications and impacts of family accompaniment
Michelle Carnegie & Luke Jeffress, Pacific Labour Facility
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For the region yet to come: climate change and the decolonisation of mobility governance in the Pacific
Samid Suliman, Griffith University
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Panel 3: Pasifika diaspora and wellbeing

Chair: Gemma Malungahu, Research Fellow, Department of Pacific Affairs, Australian National University

Fiscal and non-fiscal ideas of responsibility amongst Samoan diaspora in Greater Brisbane
Laura Simpson Reeves, University of Queensland
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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
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Pasifika trans-Tasman migration, mobility and wellbeing
Ruth Faleolo, La Trobe University
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Panel 4: Pasifika diaspora and wellbeing (cont.)

Chair: Gemma Malungahu, Research Fellow, Department of Pacific Affairs, Australian National University

The production of precariousness and the racialisation of Pacific workers in the Australian horticultural industry
Makiko Nishitani, Martina Boese & Helen Lee, La Trobe University
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Problematising criminal deportation and reintegration in the Pacific
Henrietta McNeill, Australian National University
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Closing remarks
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Nigel Bruce, A/g Assistant Secretary, Pacific Economic and Labour Mobility Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Ryan Edwards, Deputy Director and Fellow, Development Policy Centre, Australian National University

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