The Readout - Series 3 Episode 5

In this episode, the Lab’s CEO, Bridi Rice, sits down again with Jo Choe and James Gilling.

The group discuss recent development headlines: staffing moves at DFAT including Ambassadorial appointments and bureaucratic shuffles of Rod Brazier, Elizabeth Peak and Ewen McDonald, reactions to the recent visit by the Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, and the China-Solomon Islands implementation plan on policing.

Given it is SDG reporting season at the UN HQ in New York at the moment Bridi, Jo and James discuss the latest UN SDG progress report and muse about why the SDGs have had limited impact here in Australia.

Finally, the trio once again consider Australia’s new development policy (expected to drop shortly). How prominently will climate feature in the new policy, what might it say about climate finance and will we see climate follow gender and adopt a mainstreaming approach?

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