The Power to Persuade symposium started with a simple idea: that the best way to start breaking down the barriers between the various groups involved in social policy was to put everyone in the same room.
Chung Tran, Research School of Economics, ANU
Light lunch available.
The Australian aid program faces a fundamental dilemma: how, in the absence of deep popular support, should it generate the political legitimacy required to safeguard its budget and administering institutions?
Since the toppling of President Suharto in 1998, and subsequent decentralisation, Indonesia has struggled to invest in sufficient infrastructure to support its growing economy.
Australia has committed to reduce greenhouse emissions across the economy by 26-28 per cent by 2030 (from 2005 levels), as part of the Paris Climate Agreement.