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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.

Do warnings of falling living standards add up to need for tax reform?

Putting tax reform on the policy agenda will ensure the benefits of growth are more equally shared, writes PETER WHITEFORD.

Carbon scheme makes Australia a world leader

Australia’s carbon tax may be a political “hot potato” but on the global stage it’s marking the country out as a leader, according to an executive of the World Bank.

New society to improve region’s public policy

A new society will bring together the region and the world’s best public policy minds at the Crawford School of Public Policy.

Asian education set for HECS

Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz will be one of the keynote speakers at a special six-day set of conferences in Bangkok looking at the take up of a very Australian idea – income contingent loans.

Money well spent

A generous gift from the Harold Mitchell Foundation to the Development Policy Centre at the Crawford School is set to help ensure that Australian aid is able to give more to countries in need.

PNG budget under the microscope

Papua New Guinea’s 2013 budget was in the spotlight at a special National Budget Forum.

Indonesia: reform and the people

There are challenges ahead, but Indonesia enters 2013 with strong macroeconomic foundations writes ARIANTO PATUNRU.

Aid effectiveness: the price of asylum seeker cost shifting

A decision to reallocate $375 million in aid spending to cover asylum seeker costs will come at a high price for aid effectiveness, writes STEPHEN HOWES.

Myanmar: on the move

Myanmar is a country undergoing rapid economic, political and social change writes ANTHONY SWAN.

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Gross domestic problem

In this video recorded on the 18th of January 2017 ANU academics Robert Costanza and Ida Kubiszewski discuss the limitations of GDP as a measurement of societal success and assess alternatives with Lorenzo Fioramonti.

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