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Obama takes action on immigration

21 November 2014

ABC Midday News

Barack Obama has used his executive powers to extend protection to the approximately 5 million undocumented migrants in the US. CEO Bates Gill looks at the implications of the action. Watch online

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Time to be bold on gender

20 November 2014

Women's Agenda and The Australian

Earlier this week, G20 leaders agreed to focus on reducing the gap in participation between men and women by 25 per cent by 2025. In conjunction with the summit, the Centre, with Griffith University, hosted an International Dialogue on Women in Leadership to find solutions to the challenges raised at the G20. Read article

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Notes on America: Closing the gender gap, Obama in Asia, and Future Cities

20 November 2014

In this edition:

  • Leaders tackle gender inequality at Dialogue
  • Obama in Brisbane
  • Future Cities celebrates successful 2014
  • Events and commentary
  • Read online

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Xi Jinping visit sparks US-Australia questions

19 November 2014

2UE Drive

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Australia, occuring just after US President Barack Obama's trip last week, has inspired a national discussion about our relationship with the two superpowers. Research associate James Curran says Australia will have to continue to balance its economic, military and cultural ties. Listen online

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Abbott's G20 actions will soon look like genius

19 November 2014

The Guardian

Pundits have criticised Prime Minister Tony Abbott for his inaction on climate at the G20, but research associate Tom Switzer says US domestic politics highlight the wisdom of the Australia leader's actions. Read article

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Hockey overstates power of Congress to block Obama's emissions pledge

19 November 2014

ABC Fact Check

Was Australia's treasurer Joe Hockey right to say Barack Obama would struggle to meet a new greenhouse gas emissions reduction target? Lecturer David Smith says while the President can go around Congress, Republicans can try to make it difficult for him to implement any new initiatives. Read article

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Why Obama should lead on immigration

18 November 2014

US News & World Report

Republicans might not like Barack Obama's planned executive action on immigration reform, but research associate Nicole Hemmer says the President is on safe ground legally, politically, and morally. Read article

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When Whitlam went to China

18 November 2014

ABC Radio National Big Ideas

Despite the prevailing anti-Chinese political climate, then Australian Opposition leader Gough Whitlam boldly reached out and engaged the Chinese leadership in the 1970s. Research associate James Curran looks at the legacy of his historic visit to Beijing.  Listen online

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Increasing women's employment

18 November 2014

ABC Local Radio Brisbane Mornings

According to new research conducted in conjunction with the Centre's Women in Leadership project, if a field for a job has few women, employers are more likely to choose a man. However, Study lead Danielle Merrett says if the numbers are equal, women have a better chance of being selected. Listen online

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Boosting women's economic participation

18 November 2014

ABC News Breakfast

The G20 nations have set a goal of increasing women's workforce participation by 25 per cent before 2025. Director for Gender and Women's Participation at The Asia Foundation in Jakarta Hana Satriyo discusses the obstacles standing in the way of fuller female involvement. Watch online

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VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

Bates Gill

Obama takes action on immigration

Barack Obama has used his executive powers to extend protection to the approximately 5 million undocumented migrants in the US. CEO Bates Gill looks at the implications of the action.


Obama

Obama discusses US leadership in University of Queensland speech

As part of the G20 proceedings in Brisbane, President Barack Obama delivered an address on US leadership in the Asia–Pacific. Find the video of the President's speech and a full transcript at our blog.

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