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B L O G S


UNDERSTANDING ASIA PACIFIC

It’s a cold day but it warms me to talk about a new book ... more (8/6/19)


VALE JOHN BROWETT

A geographer with an interest in economic development ... more (1/6/19)


GRESTE: THE FIRST CASUALTY

It is increasingly unsafe to be a journalist ... more (20/5/19)


ELECTION BLOG

# Post Election  Shock and awe across the country ... more (19/5/19)


ALAN BENNETT’S UNTOLD STORIES

I have been dipping into Untold Stories on and off ... more (12/5/19)


VALE BILL STANDISH

Bill Standish was an expert on Papua New Guinea politics... more (22/4/19)


BOB CARR RUN FOR YOUR LIFE

Political biographies are de rigueur for political leadership years... more (13/3/19)


THE URBAN ASIA BOOK 

Asian cities have been a particular interest for me... more (13/3/19)


MINEFIELDS: HUGH RIMINTON

It is not unusual for foreign correspondents to write memoirs... more (5/3/19)


OVERSEAS AID 1986

An email lobbed into my laptop ... more (1/3/19)

2019 Blog

  1. Bullet Understanding Asian Pacific

  2. Bullet Vale John Browett

  3. Bullet Greste: The First Casualty

  4. Bullet Election Blog

  5. Bullet Alan Bennett’s Untold Stories

  6. Bullet Vale Bill Standish

  7. Bullet Bob Carr Run for Your Life

  8. Bullet The urban Asia book

  9. Bullet Minefields: Hugh Riminton

  10. Bullet Overseas aid 1986

  11. Bullet El Gato 1: Telaga to Kho Muk

  12. Bullet El Gato 2: Kho Lanta to Ao Cholon

  13. Bullet El Gato 3: Nai Harn to Boat Haven

  14. Bullet Inner city apartments

  15. Bullet Urbanization handbook

  16. Bullet First 2019 blog


New Times Higher Education


  1. BulletHumanities and social sciences will wither if they retreat into ideological corners‘ 8/12/18

  2. BulletCould limiting foreign influence also limit overseas income?’ 30/8/18







Project Artistica


  1. Bullet#7 The Socialist City Vietnam

  2. Bullet#6 Grey Suits and Red Stars: Vietnam 1983

  3. Bullet#2 Place, Emotion, Memory: Papua New Guinea

  4. Bullet #1 Port Moresby: university days




Books and Writers

Book Reviews & Commentary    2015-2019      2008-2014


  1. Bullet Peter Greste The First Casualty New!

  2. Bullet Alan Bennett Untold Stories New!

  3. Bullet Bob Carr Run For Your Life

  4. Bullet Hugh Riminton Minefields

  5. Bullet Clive Hamilton  Silent Invasion. China’s Influence in Australia

  6. Bullet Gareth Evans Incorrigible Optimist. A Political Memoir

  7. Bullet Philippe Paquet Simon Lays. Navigator Between Two Worlds

  8. Bullet Bernadette Brennan A Writing Life: Helen Garner











Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia. Edited by Rita Padawangi (Routledge, Oxford, 2019)

My Chapter: ‘Knowledge, Creativity and the City’ pp 43-53




    



Planning Asian Cities: Risks and Resilience. Edited by Stephen Hamnett and Dean Forbes (Routledge, London, 2011) paperback ... eBook

Our Chapter: ‘Risks, Reliance and Planning in Asian Cities’




International University Campuses and the Knowledge Economy: The University City Project in Adelaide’. On the Global Policy and Wiley Online Library sites (November 2014).


















Yezore Dimer: Ethiopian film







Dean Forbes


  1. Bullet Twitter Page

  2. Bullet LinkedIn Page

  3. Bullet Facebook Page

  4. Bullet Instagram Page











Online Short-Reads


  1. Bullet Policy Forum Asia Pacific Policy Society ANU

  2. Bullet The Interpreter Lowy Institute

  3. Bullet The Conversation

  4. Bullet John Menadue Pearls and Irritations

  5. Bullet Opinion & Analysis Global Policy

  6. Bullet The Impact Blog London School of Economics

  7. Bullet University World News

  8. Bullet Campus Morning Mail

  9. Bullet Global Higher Ed

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2018 Blog
 The gig economy
 Risks for humanities, soc sciences
 Delta town blues
 A royal (society) event
 Foreign influence 2
 Vale John Beaton
 Political arty party
 A brief manifesto
 Geographers who are PMs
 Populism strikes
 Ave atque vale 
 Revisiting the Asia Pacific
 I’m a newspaper tragic
 Foreign influence 1
 The Kimberley
 Poldark is back
 PNG’s articulate DPM
 Chinese students undeterred
 The Socialist City Vietnam
 Vale Tom Wolfe
 Grey suits and red stars #6
 The Malaysian election
 Townske Vietnam
 10 blogging years
 Don’t shoot me, I’m a reader
 MONA on Townske
 Wilson Center
 Incorrigible optimist 
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Reading  

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The way in which the police launched the raid on News Corp editor Annika Smethurst was chilling. It is not a good sign for our democracy or our freedoms of speech. We should all be concerned

8 June 2019

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It is eye-wateringly cold in Sydney today. If anyone says it proves global warming is not happening I will explode. The Commentary page in the WkNd Aus does, of course. But they are funsters.   

23 June 2019

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