What we do

We are a platform for ideas and debate

We’re fascinated by the big issues in Australia’s development program. We take one gnarly issue at a time, gather the best of the best from the region, Government, and academia, and dive deep to unpack the issue – and develop options for the future.
We produce:
An essay series publication.
The Readout
A short podcast series.
Situation Room
A Chatham House-style dialogue.
Ideas Lab
A compendium of ideas for the future.

We provide bespoke analysis on Indo-Pacific development

The Lab also provides development analysis to a range of clients (think academia, government, non-profits, and private sector) seeking sharp and frank information.

If you’re interested in working with The Lab, please get in touch.



Founder and CEO
Senior Analyst
Project Assistant
Editorial Assistant


Production Manager
Strategic Advisor
Strategic Advisor

Who we've worked with

Collaborate with us

Are you working in the Indo-Pacific? Are you exploring some of the big issues in development cooperation? Drop us a line, we'd love to collaborate.