In this episode, Bridi again sits down with Jo Choe and James Gilling to chat about the development debates that have surfaced in the past few weeks.
The group discuss Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's speech in Singapore at the International Institute for Strategic Studies earlier this month, where he talked about Australia's commitment to the region and the importance of dialogue 'at the heart of our efforts'. How does this impact how Australia delivers its development program?
They dive into James' recommended reading, 'The Long Slow Death of Development' published in 2022 in the American Affairs Journal. Is there a shift in traditional modes of development?
And they take a look at the possibility of a development program reset - signalled in the Terms of Reference of the new Development Policy. Will the ideas in the TOR be reflected in the new policy and drive a new way of doing development?