Economic

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Innovation Nations: The Argument for Collaboration with Vietnam

In a post-COVID-19 world, Australia must reenvisage its global trade relationships, seeking out emerging innovation partners by leveraging new age commodities in travel and transport. Such partners are at our doorstep, and we should start with Vietnam. Despite long-held forecasting of the inevitability of future pandemics, it seems many states – blinded by desire for …

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Inside the Pandemic: The Inequality in Accessing E-learning Education Across Southeast Asia.

“The ability to read, write and analyse; the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equality; the qualification and connection to get your foot in the door and take your seat at the table – all of that starts with education” – Michelle Obama. Education, at its core, is one of the most essential …

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Why Covid-19 makes the case for increased Australian export to ASEAN.

Trade between Australia and our ASEAN neighbours in the Southeast Asian region has been a growing sector of the Australian economy for some time, as well as a region of focus for diplomatic and strategic partnership building. Emphasis has increasingly been on strengthening Australian bilateral relations with those nations in the ASEAN region, as reflected …

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Alumni Legacy: From Facilitator to Front-liner, how Joshua is transforming youth roles during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Our Alumni Coordinator Danielle Stephenson interviewed Espiritu Joshua Arsenio III (Joshua), Community Development student, teacher and 2019 #AAYLF delegate about his latest work and how he’s shaping the community response to COVID-19 in the Philippines. Danielle: Tell us a bit about yourself. Joshua: I’m a teacher by profession. I work as a Student Affairs Professional …

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Soda and pork intestines: When COVID-19 relief operations miss the mark

As a developing country with one of the highest cases of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia, relief operations in the Philippines are seen to be a lifesaving act to people in need. Unfortunately, some relief operations have been poorly allocated, abused by beneficiaries, and hindered by asymmetrical coordination between different actors. Primitivo III “Prime” Cabanes Ragandang explores.

Powering ASEAN-Australia’s Digital Economy: Towards a fully-charged digital region.

The digital economy has great power to transform the ASEAN region and to super-charge regional growth, however, it is important not to chase the possibility of rapid economic growth at the expense of inclusivity, safety and sustainability. Artificial Intelligence (AI). Machine Learning (ML). Internet of Things (IoT). These technology buzzwords are increasingly used in business …

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US-China Trade War: Not the Endgame for ASEAN and Australia

A summary of the US-China trade war and an exploration of the future possibilities for ASEAN and Australia. By: Andrea Chan “War does not determine who is right – only who is left.” – Bertrand Russell It’s the battle of the ages in Avengers: Endgame, the fight against Thanos, a superhuman Titan mutant, who threatens …

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Make the Pledge: what can youth do to tackle poverty and health?

Our Youth & the SDGs mini series author Leonie Nahhas takes a thought provoking look at how youth can challenge the impacts of poverty and poor health and wellbeing. MAKE THE PLEDGE ‘No-one will be left behind’ is the pledge we have taken as global citizens in response to the United Nations 2030 Agenda and …

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