Asia Stories | Next AI Super Power with Professor Dian Tjondronegoro

Professor Renee Jeffery talks to Professor Dian Tjondronegoro, Deputy Head of Department, Department of Business Strategy and Innovation and Griffith Asia Institute about the Next AI Super Power and why it its important for Australia's future. Read More

Business should beware ensnarement in China controversies

Rowan Callick says, Australian business leaders should consider using this challenging COVID era to deepen their relations with Chinese counterparts and understanding of China’s markets rather than to promote a greater priority for commercial interests in political debate. Read More

Women and equality: The post-COVID challenge in the Asia Pacific

Penny Burtt and Nikita Shewandas from Asialink at the University of Melbourne, share insights on the challenges for women and equality post-COVID. Read More

How hard will the Indonesian economy be hit by the current pandemic?

YAN ISLAM | Indonesia rose from the ruins of the 1997-1998 financial crisis in a commendable fashion. Economic recovery from a historically unprecedented… Read More

Women’s empowerment in the corporate sector

Erna Witoelar discusses Women’s empowerment in the corporate sector as part of the The Asia Pacific Women thought leadership series Read More

IMF’s new central bank transparency code: A reflection on PIC efforts

PARMENDRA SHARMA | Griffith Asia Institute member and senior lecturer in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at Griffith University, Dr Parmendra Sharma reflects on the sincere efforts of the central banks of the Pacific Island Countries in making themselves more visible to the public. Read More

We can’t allow Pacific leaders to use coronavirus as a cover for authoritarianism

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Across the Pacific, leaders are holding fast to the old political maxim. Some, even, seem happy to have the Covid-19 crisis around. Read More

Regional wrap | 55

Significant outcomes from AUSMIN 2020, another diplomatic stoush between the US and China, update on the China-India standoff and significance for Australia. Read More

An intersectional climate resilient health service is a prerequisite to build back better

CONNIE GAN AND SARA E DAVIES  | The Asia Pacific Women thought leadership series brings focus to the status of women in the Asia-Pacific… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 29 July

In this week’s Pacific bulletin, Tess Newton Cain looks at the rise of COVID-19 numbers in PNG, Vanuatu celebrates 40 years of independence, Pacific voices address the UN Security Council, Solomon Islands maintains commitment to Pacific Games, and Tonga seeks debt relief from China. Read More


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