Earthquake orphans: what Nepal can learn from Haiti

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Kate van Doore, Griffith University Following the earthquake in 2010, Westerners flocked to Haiti to “rescue” orphaned and lost children. The “rescue” included the evacuation of children by plane for inter-country adoption and an increase in the number of children placed in orphanages in the following months. The problem that has since emerged is that […]

A bumpy ride ahead: Australia’s economy and the ‘new normal’

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Hui Feng, Griffith University As the federal government prepares to hand down its 2015 budget, it’s clear declining revenue from the mining sector will have a significant impact on the bottom line. In this ‘Economy in transition’ series, we explore the new economy facing Australia and the opportunities available to help the country shift from […]

Local ‘loos’ saving lives in Indonesia

Semerang latrines
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Many Australians spend a good deal of time contemplating life in the smallest room in the house, but few realise that the ‘porcelain throne’ is not just an item of convenience – it’s a valuable tool for preventing disease. At the 2nd International Seminar on Public Health and Education (ISPHE) in Semerang, Indonesia this week; […]

Dr Hui (Steven) Feng Awarded the Political Studies Harrison Prize 2014 for Best Article

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Dr Hui (Steven) Feng, Research Fellow with the Griffith Asia Institute and School of Government and International Relations member has been awarded the Political Studies journal Harrison Prize at the annual Political Studies Association Annual Conference in Sheffield, England on 31 March. The Harrison Prize 2014 was won by Dr Feng, and co-author Professor Stephen Bell (University […]

Griffith University and UNICEF partner to improve child protection in Indonesia

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Griffith University is partnering with UNICEF and the Indonesian Government to ameliorate child protection and social work structures in Indonesia. Led by Griffith School of Human Services and Social Work’s Professor Clare Tilbury, the project will use three pilot districts in Indonesia to identify best practice models for child protection systems. “Each Pilot site will […]

Bali Nine: poor political leadership creates lasting bilateral problems

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Colin Brown, Griffith University Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are dead. Above all else, their deaths are a human tragedy for their families. But their executions, which took place on Tuesday night, also present major problems for the Australian and Indonesian governments. Indonesian President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, clearly bears political and personal […]

Symposium on South/South Migration

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The ‘International Symposium on South/South Migration: Opportunities, Risks and Policy Imperatives’ was hosted at the University of Queensland on 15 April – a joint initiative between the School of Social Science, University of Queensland, and the Griffith Asia Institute. South/South migration is a relatively new phenomenon. Historically, the flow of migration between Global North (developed) […]