Chinese whispers: China’s media influence and pushback in Australia and Asia
The author of this paper argues that Australia has performed better in curtailing the influence of China on media than most countries in East and Southeast Asia. It is suggested that these countries stay alert and work together to forge a cross-nation network in exchange...
Australia’s Asia education imperative: trends in the study of Asia and pathways for the future
This report focuses on trends in the promotion of Asia literacy in Australian universities from 2000 to 2022 - outlining both achievements and challenges.
Psychological and social impact of HIV on women living with HIV and their families in low-and middle-income Asian countries: a systematic search and critical review
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection adds a significant burden to women in Low-and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), often leading to severe detrimental impact, not only on themselves, but also on their families and communities. Given that more than half of all people living with HIV globally...
Te Waipounamu and Asia: South Island business connections with Asia now and in the future
The purpose of the research is to gain an understanding of the breadth and depth of links between South Island businesses and Asia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
An inclusive circular economy: priorities for developing countries
Developing economies will struggle to grow sustainably without significant investment in recycling, reusing and repairing used raw materials and products. This paper looks at opportunities to coordinate regional trade policies and investment programmes to rapidly scale up the circular economy in the developing world.
Global strategy on digital health: 2020-2024
The purpose of a global strategy on digital health is to promote healthy lives and wellbeing for everyone, everywhere, at all ages. This draft strategy sets out a vision, strategic objectives and a framework for action to advance digital health. It has been developed in...
The new Congress and U.S Asia policy
This paper argues that from Australia’s perspective, the U.S Congress will on some issues be a useful supporter of ‘status quo’ positions and robust U.S engagement and leadership in Asia. On many others, Congress will be slow-moving, infuriating or downright depressing in its impact on...
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.
Development in the urban era: six strategies for better managing urbanisation in Asia and the Pacific
The purpose of this working paper is to provide insight into the complexity of urbanisation and present key entry points for its better management. The paper argues that an integrated programming or a ‘systems’ approach to urban development assistance in Asia and the Pacific is...
Investing in regional prosperity: positioning the aid program to support Australia's economic partnerships in Asia
This evaluation puts forward a strong case for Australia to remain engaged with Asian middle-income countries (MICs), and argues that Australia can continue to build its comparative advantage as a partner in economic and social reform.
Asian engagement strategy: consultation paper
Asian markets are substantial and growing, which provides an opportunity for diversifying Western Australian exports into Asia; for deepening relationships and growing an understanding about each other for mutual benefit. This consultation paper is the first formal step in developing the Asian engagement strategy.
Sustainable urban design co-benefits: role of EST in reducing air pollution and climate change mitigation
This background paper was prepared by the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute for the Eleventh Regional EST Forum in Asia. It discusses sustainable urban design and development for Asian cities, the co-benefits of sustainable urban design, and good practices and case studies from around the...
The USA in Asia: an Australian perspective
Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Senator the Hon Penny Wong, joined the United States Studies Centre for an address looking at the role of the United States in Asia.
Market demand study: Australian export thermal coal - final report
This report on the demand outlook for thermal coal in our region has forecast strong appetite for thermal (energy) coal across existing and emerging Asian markets between now and 2030.
Charity still ends at home: the continuing decline of Australia’s official development assistance
This reports suggest that Australia’s aid spending, already at record lows, could be cut further, making our aid contribution proportionately lower than that of Greece.
What are the challenges facing the Asian academic profession?
This working paper investigates the challenges facing academics in East and Southeast Asia.
Asian economic integration in an era of global uncertainty
This volume describes the state of play in Asian economic integration but also looks forward to the region’s future and the role it might play in defending the global system that has underwritten its historic rise.