- Japanese security policy under Prime Minister Abe: A revival of militarism?
International Relations scholars continue to examine the evolution of Japanese security policy through the prism of realism which has been challenged by constructivist approaches. The former pays attention to the change in security policy following the 'rise of China', while the latter focuses on the constraints on policy posed by antimilitarist norms. These two approaches lead to contending interpretations in relation to the changes in Japanese security policy under Prime Minister Abe, but are these leading to a revival of militarism?
- Deepening Reform for China's Long-Term Growth and Development
After three decades of rapid growth and transition from a planned economy, China is facing a tough set of challenges that threaten to derail its growth path. The leadership has called for deepening reforms to right the structural imbalances, fix institutional distortions, reduce environmental damage and improve income distribution. How will these reforms unfold? How will they affect China's growth and that of other economies?
- Immigration in Diversified Australia: Migration to Australia in a Historical Perspective, The Origins of the Colour Bar
Chair: Professor Pookong Kee, Director, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne; with Professor Marilyn Lake, ARC Professorial Fellow, History Program, University of Melbourne and The Hon Stephen Charles QC, Retired Supreme Court Judge and Member of the Immigration Reform Group
- Immigration in Diversified Australia: Current Temporary and Permanent Settlement Patterns in Australia
Chair: Professor Ruth Fincher, President, Academic Board and Professor of Geography, University of Melbourne; with Professor Graeme Hugo AO, ARC Australian Professorial Fellow, University of Adelaide and Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne, International Workforce, University of Melbourne
- Immigration in Diversified Australia: Access to Public Goods and Social Equity
Chair: Mr Hakan Akyol, Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, Victoria; with Ms Maria Dimopoulos, Managing Director, MyriaD Consultants, Member of the Federal Government's 2011 Access and Equity Inquiry Panel and Professor Paul Smyth, Professor of Social Policy at the University of Melbourne, and General Manager of the Research & Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence