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Report

09 Nov 2017

Under the Obama administration, the US–Vietnam relationship expanded, especially in terms of security cooperation. China’s increasing assertiveness in the South China Sea has helped to warm US–Vietnam bilateral ties. The Trans-Pacific Partnership also offered Vietnam an opportunity to escape...

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Commentary

02 Sep 2017

The latest volley of North Korean ballistic missiles, one of which flew over northern Japan, has pushed tensions on the Korean peninsula to a perilous tipping point where war is no longer unimaginable. The real prospect of a military conflict between nuclear-armed North Korea and the US and its...

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Journal article

01 Jun 2017

Infant feeding practices are known to influence the child’s long-term health. Studies have associated obesity and other diseases with reduced breastfeeding and early introduction of high calorie beverages (HCBs). The rising prevalence of obesity is already a problem in most developed countries,...

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Research report

15 Feb 2017

250 million children under the age of 5 years who live in low-income or middle-income countries are at risk of not reaching their developmental potential. Significant cognitive delay in early childhood is associated with low ‘school readiness’, poor educational attainment, unemployment, social...

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Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - Epidemiological studies have consistently shown that fine and course airborne particles (PM2.5 and PM10), as well as ultrafine (UF) particles measured in terms of particle number (PN) concentrations, are toxic to human health. A number of studies on particle concentrations in...

Journal article

30 Mar 2016

Developing countries need to reform legislation to ensure the global supply firms in ready-made garment (RMG) industry is adequately addressing obligations of social responsibility. Literature typically focuses on strategies for raising responsible standards in global buying firms within the RMG...

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Research report

07 Jan 2016

On October 4, 2015, 12 Pacific Rim countries concluded negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. If ratified by all, the agreement could raise GDP in member countries by an average of 1.1 percent by 2030. It could also increase member countries’ trade by 11 percent by 2030, and represent a...

Report

01 Dec 2015

This project was designed to improve education for children in Gia Lai province, particularly ethnic minority children in disadvantaged areas. The project had four components:

  • Improved education for children aged 0 - 3 years. This included support for parents to deliver early
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Research report

30 Nov 2015

Overview

Vietnam’s foreign policy is at an important crossroads. Recent actions by China, particularly in the South China Sea, and a sophisticated adjustment in approach by the United States have combined with demographic and other changes within the country to cause a...

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Policy

06 Nov 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a free trade agreement (FTA) that will liberalise trade and investment between 12 Pacific-rim countries: New Zealand, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam.

As the...

Book

29 Sep 2015

This book is about 24 developing countries that have embarked on the journey towards universal health coverage (UHC) following a bottom-up approach, with a special focus on the poor and vulnerable, through a systematic data collection that provides practical insights to policymakers and...

Research report

24 Sep 2015

Not much is known about the ways in which assessment data have actually been used in education policy to date. Understanding the role of assessments in informing system-level decision-making is a first step towards helping stakeholders improve the design and usefulness of assessments. Moreover,...

Commentary

Article

28 Jun 2015

There is no doubt at all that international free trade creates global wealth and raises living standards for all countries involved. It allows nations to benefit from the natural advantages and skills of others, and it allows consumers to enjoy a greater choice of goods and services at lower...

Research report

23 Jun 2015

In this Lowy Institute Report Nonresident Fellows Linda Jakobson and Rory Medcalf identify both the real differences in interests between China and other powers in the Indo-Pacific, but also the sharp divergences in perceptions regarding China’s maritime strategic objectives.

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Chapter

15 Jun 2015

In this chapter May Ngo discusses her background as a child of Vietnamese bakers in Sydney and how having a working-class background has influenced what she does now at university.

The 'C' word appears at page 20, following the introduction to this book Bread and Roses:...

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Commentary

Article

04 Jun 2015

Canberra looks set to wade into the South China Sea’s turbulent waters.

As The Australian reported on Tuesday, Australia...

Research report

01 May 2015

This report presents findings of a study of the policy context around higher education institution (HEI) mobility in eight APEC economies – China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru,  the Philippines, Singapore and Viet Nam. The report provides insights into different policy contexts gathered...

Commentary

25 Apr 2015

The temperature just surged a few degrees in the South China Sea’s heated territorial dispute between China and its Southeast Asian neighbours.

On the back of news that China has made rapid progress on an 'airstrip suitable for military use’ on a contested islet, Philippine President...

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Research report

23 Jul 2013

This paper provides a brief overview of the historical and political context surrounding boat arrivals in Australia since 1976.

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The term ‘boat people’ entered the Australian vernacular in the 1970s with the arrival of the first wave of boats carrying...

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Research report

01 Apr 2013

This report presents a feasibility study into an East Asia Summit (EAS) Regional Facility for Education Quality Assessment (RFEQA). The project was developed partly in response to major findings of the 2008 study Harnessing Educational Cooperation in the EAS for Regional Competitiveness and...