Category - Australian development policy

Aid and development Aid effectiveness Australian development policy The private sector and development

The Efic reform bill: maximising Australian benefits even to the detriment of our neighbours

Labor has now announced that it will be supporting the Coalition in voting for the Efic Amendment (Support for Infrastructure Financing) Bill, which will authorise Australia’s export credit agency to finance overseas infrastructure projects. There are two major flaws in this Efic reform bill, both...

Aid and development Australian aid Australian development policy Pacific and PNG Pacific migration

Barriers to skilled migration from the Pacific

Through the Pacific Labour Scheme, a new pathway now exists for people from the Pacific to come to Australia for higher-paid, more skilled work for up to three years. The biggest challenge is to get employers with job vacancies to recruit workers directly from the Pacific. These difficulties are...