| 13 July 2005

Beyond Post-colonialism and the Pacific Way

On 13 May 2005, the Lowy Institute, with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, hosted a roundtable that brought together Australia’s Pacific Heads of Mission and representatives from the business community, not-for-profit sector, academia and media. After discussing the new assertiveness in Australia-Pacific relations, the discussion focused on three firm policy recommendations for the Pacific and for Australia-Pacific relations: 1) increase labour mobility between Pacific countries and Australia and New Zealand; 2) enhance the understanding of the role of the private sector in economic development in the Pacific; and 3) encourage Pacific states to adopt a “look North” policy to leverage East Asia’s economic dynamism and balance their strong ties with Australia and New Zealand. The conference outcomes report can be downloaded via the link below.Malcolm Cook

  • Malcolm Cook

On 13 May 2005, the Lowy Institute, with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, hosted a roundtable that brought together Australia’s Pacific Heads of Mission and representatives from the business community, not-for-profit sector, academia and media. After discussing the new assertiveness in Australia-Pacific relations, the discussion focused on three firm policy recommendations for the Pacific and for Australia-Pacific relations: 1) increase labour mobility between Pacific countries and Australia and New Zealand; 2) enhance the understanding of the role of the private sector in economic development in the Pacific; and 3) encourage Pacific states to adopt a “look North” policy to leverage East Asia’s economic dynamism and balance their strong ties with Australia and New Zealand. The conference outcomes report can be downloaded via the link below.Malcolm Cook

  • Malcolm Cook