Opinion: Improving Pacific island worker access to Australia is better than foreign aid

Permitting easier labour movement between Australia and the Pacific Islands would have a more beneficial effect that foreign aid, claim Lowy Institute researchers Leon Berkelman and Jonathan Pryke. They consider two models for how it might work.

Analysis: lingering questions for 2016 Papua New Guinea budget, APEC and public debt

The 2016 Budget was one of emergency for PNG. Adjusting to a 20% collapse in revenue caused by plummeting commodity prices and an economic slow-down, the government has implemented harsh expenditure cuts.The Lowy Institute’s Jonathan Pryke examines the budgetary impact of holding the APEC summit in Port Moresby in 2018.