Showing the parliamentary ropes
Taking your seat as a newly-elected member of parliament can be a daunting experience, but a program run by the Crawford School’s Centre for Democratic Institutions is helping Papua New Guinea’s new parliamentarians find their feet.
Learning lessons from history
How to learn the lessons of the past to ensure politicians and the public service aren’t doing the policy equivalent of reinventing the wheel is the subject of a special event today.
Australia and Asia's new geopolitics
Australia needs to pay closer attention to potential regional strategic conflict hotspots, according to one of Australia’s leading international relations experts.
Hewson and Delaney Honorary Professorial Fellows
Former leader of the Liberal Party The Honourable Dr John Hewson AM and former Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, Mr Michael Delaney have been appointed Honorary Professorial Fellows.
Beware a revenue blowout: McKibbin
Badly-designed taxes and huge election commitments without guaranteed revenue streams to pay for them run the risk of blowing a multi-billion dollar hole in the national economy, according to a leading economist.
Getting closer to Asia
Asia’s successful industrialisation has brought Australia a little closer to the world’s centre, writes SHIRO ARMSTRONG.
Asylum plan threatens aid effectiveness
A government decision to divert part of its aid budget to covering the costs of asylum seekers risks undermining aid effectiveness, according to Development Policy Centre Director Professor Stephen Howes.