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Since 25 August 2017 international media have been overwhelmed by dramatic, visually graphic footage of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar for their lives. This is not the first time a mass exodus of Rohingya into Bangladesh had occurred.
Indonesia’s total tax to GDP ratio has been declining since 2012 and now stands as one of the lowest in the region. Studies have shown that tax reform can help accelerate economic growth.
What do people vote against when they decide to cast a vote for the populists?
In this Sir Leslie Melville Public Lecutre, Secretary to the Treasury John Fraser will speak about the trends and influences driving business investment in Australia, and the challenges these present to the economy, following a major project undertaken
The Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) at the Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University and the Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS) at the Hitotsubashi University, are co-hosting a joint workshop bringing tog
This paper investigates the effect of education on property crime at the district level in Indonesia over 2007–2012. Generalised method of moments estimation techniques are used to address endogeneity issues.
It is widely held that war should be eschewed and that nonviolent alternatives should be pursued. For instance, various pacifist approaches assert that war is impermissible and we should adopt nonviolent alternatives.
Command has long been a major concern for military historians and security studies scholars. Focusing on the divisional headquarters and specifically one staff procedure, this presentation analyses the transformation of command in the 21st century.
This research will seek to theorize the idea of female heroism in Aceh, Indonesia, through a historical heroine figure, Cut Nyak Din and to evaluate the changing important of this idea from 19th century to the present.
This paper examines why job creation in the manufacturing sector has differed widely across developing countries, using a modified Lewis model that captures the scale, composition and labour intensity effects of industrialisation on job creation.
My work developed under an ARC Linkage project with Rio Tinto Alcan on bauxite mining leases in the country of the Wathayn people.
American policy towards India has shifted over time from neglect to attention. During the Cold War period, the American executive and Congressional attitude was often hostile and critical towards India.
A summary of the two day workshop is available here.
Join us at a panel presentation and discussion about new challenges and opportunities for economic and fiscal policy in Australia and the Republic of Korea, with a focus on the Australia-Korea economic relationship and a comparative perspective from Ja
Notwithstanding the inaccurate popular stereotype of the cardigan-wearing official, working in the public sector has never been easy. But it almost certainly has never been as complex and challenging as now.
The Governance for Growth (GfG) program in Vanuatu has been running for ten years, and is about to move into its third phase.
This event comprises a brief artistic and musical performance followed by a public lecture.
It is time for the US Government to admit that it has failed to prevent North Korea from acquiring nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles that can reach the United States.
The recent literature on firm dynamics suggests location-specific factors matter for firm survival and growth.
Public corruption is endemic at the highest levels of government in many nations. Such ‘grand corruption’ is costly, closely correlated with the most serious abuses of human rights, and threatens the stability of many nations and the world.
ANU Indonesia Project invites you to join us as Leila S Chudori talks with Amrih Widodo and Danang Widoyoko about her work.
At a time when the tax base is perceived to be under constant threat, governments and revenue authorities around the world are working to strengthen their tax systems by removing opportunities for aggressive tax planning and simultaneously enhancing th
This paper investigates ‘inequality in opportunity’ in China’s labour earnings, defined as the component of inequality determined by personal ‘circumstances’ that lie beyond the control of each individual, as opposed to the component determined by ‘eff
In this seminar, Dr Eric Kwa will discuss the agenda and approach being taken by PNG’s new government in relation to strengthening government systems and processes.
The 21st century global landscape is punctuated by a heavy reliance on information technology that fuels national security, national prosperity, education systems and societal fabrics.
In 1976, Malcolm Fraser split the Department of Finance from the existing Treasury, frustrated and in search of contested sources of budget advice.
Gender inequalities persist in all areas of social and economic life and across countries. Young women in OECD countries generally have higher levels of educational attainment than young men, but women are less likely than men to engage in paid work.
The Social Policy Institute at the Crawford School of the ANU runs a series of workshops exploring major social policy concerns.
This paper investigates the potential role of an Indonesian state ideology indoctrination course during the period 1978–1998 on the long-run development of individuals’ social capital, including trust and civic engagement.
Human society is changing its environment to an extent which can negatively influence its future well-being. Policymakers ask for measurable indicators and targets in order to navigate their effort.
Agricultural land protection (ALP) is a standard policy response to growing food security concerns driven by urbanisation, population growth and uncertainty over climate change.
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You are invited to attend a public lecture and book launch on the book Global Allies by Professor Michael Wesley, Dean, College of Asia & the Pacific.
The evolving nature of terrorism has been the focus of increased research and debate in recent years.
2017 Robert O’Neill War Studies Lecture: Chinese Power and the Idea of a ‘Responsible State’ in a Changing World Order
Payment for Environmental Services (PES) schemes have been promoted as a means of harnessing the power of markets to secure environmental protection, but worldwide experience in achieving this goal has been poor.
The United States and China have followed nearly parallel paths as providers of foreign aid over the past seven decades. Although both countries’ aid programs were