March 20, 2018: Seminar on impact of development assistance on Australian exports

The Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University will host an event to discuss a study exploring the relationship between official development assistance (ODA) and Australian exports to 17 Asian countries. The study suggests that Australian ODA is positively associated with exports to these countries with an apparent benefit of A$7.10 (US$5.30) for every dollar of development assistance Australia spends.

Location: Canberra, Australia

Event website – Crawford School of Public Policy


March 27-28, 2018: Joint Conference on sharing data for better policy and service delivery

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (Anzsog) will co-host a conference on the topic of data sharing for improved policy and service delivery. The Conference is titledBreaking the data silos: sharing data for better policy and service delivery" and will feature representatives from the public sector, universities, and non-government representatives.  

Location: Canberra, Australia

Event website - Anzsog


March 28, 2018: Seminar on World Bank report on Australia's Seasonal Worker Program

A review of Australia’s seasonal-worker scheme for Pacific Islanders will be discussed at a seminar at the Australian National University. The seasonal-worker program provides access to Australian employment for over 6,000 seasonal workers annually from countries including Timor Leste and the Pacific.

The review is titled "Maximising the Development Impacts from Temporary Migration: Recommendations for Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme" and was carried out by the World Bank from 2015-2017.

Location: Acton, Australia

Event website - Devpolicy 


April 15-19, 2018: International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases in Melbourne

The International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases provides a forum for scientific, clinical and public health experts, as well practitioners and students, to hear the latest developments regarding pneumococcal disease.

The program includes components on vaccines, genomics, diagnosis, and epidemic outbreaks. Several of the sessions will focus on indigenous and vulnerable populations.

Event website – ISPPD

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July 5-6, 2018: 2018 Pacific Update Conference

The University of South Pacific's School of Economics, together with the Development Policy Centre of the Australian National University, are hosting the annual development conference on the Pacific, the 2018 Pacific Update. The conference hopes to attract attendees from the public, academics, researchers, business people, and development practitioners.

This year’s agenda will include sessions on gender equality, resource management, fisheries and agriculture, and financial inclusion and climate change.

Location: Suva, Fiji

Event website - Devpolicy 


June 14-15, 2018: PNG Update Conference

The major annual conference on development in Papua New Guinea (PNG), the PNG Update Conference, is co-hosted by PNG University’s School of Business and Public Policy and the Australian National University. The theme for 2018 is ‘PNG in the year of APEC’, reflecting PNG’s role as host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in 2018. Issues covered will include PNG’s economic outlook, regional economic relationships, human security, and community health.

PNG is Australia’s closest neighbor and largest development partner. It is also strategically important, particularly regarding health security.

Location: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Event website – Devpolicy

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June 26-29, 2018: RMIT University is hosting International Conference on Cultural Economics

The RMIT University is hosting the 20th International Conference on Cultural Economics.

The conference aims to enable discussions on a range of economic issues relating to arts, sports, and culture. It will feature a young researchers workshop as well as art exhibitions and film screenings.

Location: Melbourne, Australia 

Event website - RMIT


July 1-5, 2018: World’s first malaria congress takes place in Melbourne

The inaugural World Congress on Malaria aims to unify and inspire the malaria community around a common sense of purpose, with a perspective that links malaria to the wider objectives of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Session topics include innovation for the elimination of malaria, encouraging goal-driven leadership, and putting people at the center of malaria elimination. Organizers include senior representatives from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, the Nossal Institute for Global Health, and the Burnet Institute, as well as the regional malaria initiative APLMA.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Website - World Malaria Congress

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July 1-5, 2018: First Malaria World Congress held in Melbourne

The first Malaria World Congress aims to bring together the global malaria community and consolidate efforts for the elimination of malaria.

The conference includes various discussion sessions, feeding into a final round table and joint declaration by leaders, committing to the goal of malaria elimination in the Asia-Pacific region by 2030.

The sessions will be held at the Melbourne Convention and exhibition Centre. Registration for the conference is now open.

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Event website – Malaria World Congress

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July 1-4, 2018: Microbiology Conference

The Australian Society for Microbiology hosts its annual conference at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The conference will include sessions on antimicrobial resistance. Confirmed plenary speakers come from universities and medical research institutes in Australia, the US, and Austria.

Registrations for the conference opens on February 19, 2018.

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Event website – Australian Society for Microbiology

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