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Putting Theory into Practice: International Development and Australian Economic Assistance to Papua New Guinea and Southeast Asia, 1945-75

Nicholas Ferns

Monash University

Following the end of the Second World War, Australia became part of an international movement that was marked by recognition of the role of governments in providing economic assistance to poorer parts of the world. These poorer areas, alternately called “underdeveloped”, “less developed”, or “developing”, had generally Read more »

Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/putting-theory-into-practice-international-development-and-australian-economic-assistance-to-papua-new-guinea-and-southeast-asia-1945-75

New Australian Prime Ministers Website Released

The new Australian Prime Ministers website has recently been released, bringing together cultural, community and contemporary resources from around the nation for the most complete picture of our prime ministers.

The website was developed by the Museum of Australian Democracy in collaboration with the Network of Prime Ministerial Research and Collecting Agents, and multiple valued partners. Australian Read more »

Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/new-australian-prime-ministers-website-released

Upcoming Australian Policy and History Network Event

A research workshop convened by the Research School of Social Sciences, the Australian Policy History Network and the Museum of Australian Democracy:

‘How Australians Should Live: Historical perspectives on Current Policy Challenges’

Date: 1 November 2016 (TBC)

Venue: Australian National University

Leaders: Frank Bongiorno, Nicholas Brown, Bruce Chapman, David Lowe, Meredith Edwards, Stuart Macintyre, Sean Read more »

Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/upcoming-australian-policy-and-history-network-event

Australian Policy and History Mentioned in Scandia Journal 2014

The Australian Policy and History Network has been mentioned in international journal Scandia, 2014 edition:

‘History and Policy: A Decade of Bridge-Building in the United Kingdom’ – Lucy Delap, Simon Szreter & Paul Warde

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Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/australian-policy-and-history-mentioned-in-scandia-journal-2014

The History of Australia’s Representation in the United States

The History of Australia’s Representation in the United States

In October 2014 Deakin University’s Contemporary Histories Research Group hosted, with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and King’s College London, a special, two-day event examining the history of Australia’s diplomatic representation to the United States.

This year, 2015, marks 75 years of Australian representation, so the event was especially timely. Our two days included scholarly papers on the history Read more »

Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/the-history-of-australias-representation-in-the-united-states

Workshop on History and Memory

The Politics of Contested Historical Memory: Dealing with the contemporary echoes of violent pasts across Europe and Asia.

Workshop Date – Location: Friday 27 Feb 2015, Deakin Waterfront Campus, Geelong VIC. The Alfred Deakin Research Institute featured a contemporary history group pursuing the theme of conflict and memory. In the wake of recent books by Read more »

Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/workshop-on-history-and-memory

Realigning Our Migration Policies, Taking a Holistic Approach to View Refugees as Skilled Migrants

by Kartia SnoekPhD CandidateMelbourne University

Abstract

Controlling who can and cannot migrate to Australia has been a part of the political landscape since Federation. In the first half of the twentieth century these exclusionary policies were based on race, predominantly aimed at restricting immigration from Asia and applied through a dictation Read more »

Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/realigning-our-migration-policies-taking-a-holistic-approach-to-view-refugees-as-skilled-migrants

‘Getting It Right’ workshop: Videos

Watch a series of videos from the recently held workshop at Australian National University. ‘Getting it Right: Using history to inform public policy’ Please select from the following:

Session 1: Introduction, Peter Shergold and discussion

Session 2: Morning panel and discussion

Session 3: Pat Thane and discussion

Session 4: Afternoon panel

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Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/getting-it-right-workshop-videos

Getting it right: Using History to Inform Public Policy

Getting it right: Using History to Inform Public Policy A Response by Dr Tanya Evans Macquarie University

On 3 December 2012, Nicholas Brown opened a symposium on history and policy at the ANU organized by Australian Policy and History (APH), in collaboration with the Research School of Social Sciences, ANU and the HC Read more »

Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/getting-it-right-using-history-to-inform-public-policy-2

Historians, Policymakers Meet in Canberra

‘Getting It Right’ (APH conference 2012) by Dave Earl, University of Sydney

 

Leading historians, policymakers, and senior officials from a broad range of government departments met in Canberra on Monday. The ‘Getting it Right: Using History to Inform Policy’ workshop was hosted by the Australian Policy & History Network in Read more »

Permanent link to this article: http://aph.org.au/historians-policymakers-meet-in-canberra

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