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The recent International Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment report (2007) has deepened understanding of the magnitude of climate change, its consequences and possible policies to reduce and mitigate its effects. The combustion of fossil fuels is the largest single contributor to carbon dioxide (CO2)...
Potential trade gains from more transparent and predictable trade regulations among APEC economies would be worth approximately US$148 billion to the region, according to a report on investment in member economies of the APEC region.
The island economies of the Pacific are small nation states located at considerable distance from large economies and each other in the vast Pacific Ocean. With persistently high population growth and the youth population reaching 40 percent in some countries, finding paid employment is a...
Australia’s Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) permits workers from eight Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste to work in Australia for a period of fourteen weeks to six months. The program centers on the horticulture sector, but is currently being trialed in four other sectors that were...
This paper evaluates the impact of the Australian agriculture sector's Pacific seasonal worker program on workers, their households, and communities.