Author Archives: Development Policy Centre

Reminder: State of the Pacific Conference (SOTP 2013) and Pacific & PNG Update 2013

Pacific and PNG Update 2013 June 27-28 Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre 1, Ground Floor, Hedley Bull Centre, Building 130 Last year we revived the Pacific Update tradition with a one-day event. This year, the Update returns as a two-day conference. June 27th is on the Pacific island region, and June 28th on PNG. This is an event not to be missed for anyone working on the region. The keynote speech […] Continue reading

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2012 PNG Budget Forum

The 2012 PNG Budget Forum The 2012 PNG Budget Forum was held on September 12 at the NRI Conference Centre in Port Moresby (programme available here [pdf]). The Forum is part of the PNG Promoting Effective Public Expenditure (PEPE) Project being conducted jointly by PNG’s National Research Institute together with the Development Policy Centre. This was the first of a series of bi-annual budget fora: the next is tentatively scheduled for February 6 2013. The […] Continue reading

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Julie Bishop on the Pacific, PNG and Australian aid

Speaking at the ANU’s Crawford School at a public lecture hosted by the Development Policy Centre, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, painted a new vision of Australia’s relations with the Pacific, calling on Australia to “show the leadership and vision that is expected of us in the Pacific” and backing “the forging of true economic partnerships with our great friends” of the […] Continue reading

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