PNG – Australia Partnership – PNG Update, Sydney Fri 30 May

PNG – Australia Partnership
ANU Lowy Institute for International Policy
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art
Sydney
Friday 30 May 2008
9.00am–3.00pm

(Also event in Canberra on 4 June for those who cannot attend in Sydney)

Pacific Outreach Program
Crawford School of Economics and Government
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
JG Crawford Building No. 13
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200 Australia

RSVP required – see more for details


ANU Lowy Institute for International Policy

Presented by the Crawford School of Economics and Government, the Australian National University
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
This seminar is presented with the support of the
Australian government’s international development agency, AusAID.
PNG – Australia Partnership
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art
Friday 30 May 2008
9.00am–3.00pm
9.00-9.05 Welcome
Andrew MacIntyre, the Australian National University
Andrew Shearer, the Lowy Institute for International Policy
CHAIR Andrew MacIntyre, the Australian National University
9.05-9.20 PNG-Australia partnership
Parliamentary Secretary for the Pacific Islands, Hon Duncan Kerr
9.20-9.50 Comment from panel
Andrew Shearer, the Lowy Institute for International Policy
Sharon Bessell, the Australian National University
Charles Lepani, PNG High Commissioner to Australia (tbc)
9.50-10.00 Discussion
10.00-10.35 The PNG Economy 2008
Booming commodity prices: too good an opportunity to miss
Bob Warner, the Centre for International Economics
Fishing offers big opportunities as well
Tom Kompas, the Australian National University
10.35-10.45 Discussion
10.45-11.15 Morning tea
11.15-11.55 International labour mobility in Australia and New Zealand; the Pacific case
Paul Callister, the Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University
Alastair Bisley, the Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University
The organisers are grateful to the Australian Government’s overseas aid program,
delivered through AusAID, for its support of this event.
Comment
Jacinta Warakai-Manua, Student, Crawford School, ANU
11. 05-12.05 Seasonal migration from Tonga and Vanuatu to New Zealand – lessons for PNG
John Gibson, Waikato Management School, University of Waikato
12.05-12.30 Discussion
12.35-1.35 Lunch
1.35-2.05 Readdressing labour and migration issues within the PNG-Australia partnership
Manjula Luthria, World Bank
Jenny Hayward-Jones, The Lowy Institute for International Policy
Aivu Tauvasa, The Pacific Islands Trade and Investment Commission
2.05-2.20 Discussion
2.20-2.50 PNG and climate change: challenges, opportunities and options
Stephen Howes, the Australian National University
2.50-3.00 Discussion
3.00 Close
Please let us know that you are coming by contacting:
Joanne Ridolfi, the Australian National University
Email: joanne.ridolfi@anu.edu.au
Phone: (02) 6125 9563