Richard Curtain


A pressure release valve? Migration and climate change in Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu

This report examines migration opportunities, projects future migration numbers from three Pacific microstates, and reports on fiscal and economic impacts and the likely impact of a hypothetical one-off environmental disaster on migration options.

Analysing Pacific labour mobility blogs 2017-18

This booklet brings together Devpolicy Blog posts on Pacific labour mobility from 2017 to 2018.

Labour mobility: the ten billion dollar prize

Pacific Island countries face unique development challenges. They are far away from major markets, often with small populations spread across many islands and vast distances, and are at the forefront of climate change and its impacts. Because of this, much research has focused on the...

Vocational education and training, innovation and globalisation

Innovation, from high profile scientific discoveries to lower profile changes in processes or practices, is crucial to Australia's economic development. However, its impact on the wider community is usually relatively small. Promotion of innovation across all sectors is required to produce the biggest changes. Richard...
Discussion paper

Temporary employment agencies as labour market intermediaries: new ways of working in an open economy

In this presentation to the CPP's Workplace of the Future symposium, independent researcher Richard Curtain examines the role of temporary employment agencies in Australia and compares local experience to overseas developments, including recent regulatory reforms.