Category - Aid and development

Aid and development Australian aid Global aid issues Global development policy The private sector and development

Blockchain for development

The world is undergoing continuous change, with peaks of dramatic leaps. Ignoring for a moment significant trends in political populism, demographic changes, and environmental risks, these changes may best be summarised under the heading of a ‘distributed political economy’. The distributed nature...

Australian aid Australian government aid Pacific and PNG PNG

Gulag politics? Perceptions of PNG-Australia relations and the Paladin contract

Recent media revelations about the $423 million contract awarded to a relatively unknown company, Paladin, to provide security and other services to refugees on Manus has attracted extensive discussion in Australia. Most of this has centered on Paladin, the extravagant cost of the contract and rate...