Working paper

Macroeconomic policy adjustments due to COVID-19: scenarios to 2025 with a focus on Asia

This paper updates the analysis of the global macroeconomic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in an earlier paper, with data as of late October 2020. It also extends the focus to Asian economies, and explores four alternative policy interventions coordinated across all economies.
Journal article

Precarities of migrant work in Singapore: migration, (im)mobility, and neoliberal governmentality

Building on dialectical relationship between mobility and materiality, and drawing on collaborations with foreign domestic workers (FDWs) and migrant construction workers (MCWs) in Singapore in co-creating communication infrastructures, this article theorises resistance as mobilities in Asia.
Report

Public displays of affection: how can artists rebrand soft power?

This publication reports on a conference that explored the relationship of arts and cultural initiatives to soft-power agendas which, along with ‘market’ and ‘audience development,’ often underpin the Australian government’s investment in international arts activities.
Report

A second chance: getting Asia right for Australia in a post COVID-19 world

The Business Council of Australia and the Asia Society’s Asia Taskforce have released this interim report, which provides a blueprint for deeper engagement in the region, boosting trade and living standards, and building a strong economic recovery.
Report

Lessons for building creative economies

This report looks at ways developed and developing country governments can support efforts to strengthen the creative economies in Asia, using Taiwan and Indonesia as case studies.
Report

10 years of drug policy in Asia: How far have we come?

The data presented in this report suggest that countries in Asia have not been able to achieve the frequently reiterated goal of a ‘drug-free’ region nor to ‘eliminate or reduce significantly’ the illicit cultivation, production, trafficking, sale and consumption of drugs.
Briefing paper

Agile governance for Creative Economy 4.0

This briefing paper examines agile policy development approaches that can help countries in the ASEAN region and beyond unleash the full potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for their creative economies.
Working paper

Data and ambition loops for enhanced climate action: potential drivers and opportunities in Asia

This paper explores how countries can plan, implement, and review their climate action by engaging the private sector.
Strategy

Western Australia’s Asian engagement strategy 2019-2030

This strategy document provides a framework for Western Australia’s long term engagement with key Asian markets and responds to the need for Western Australia to diversify its economy and create more skilled jobs.
Guide

Communicating climate change: a practitioner’s guide

This guide shares tips for communicating climate change effectively. It is intended for communications practitioners and other champions of climate action working in developing countries. If you have ever tried to explain to colleagues, policy-makers, or the broader public how the climate is changing, how...