Australia’s one step forward, two steps back in the Pacific

While Australia is set to implement several meaningful labour mobility, security and diplomatic initiatives, simultaneously counterproductive domestically...

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APEC Summit Palau

DPA PhD graduate Philip Mitna promoted to Chief Superintendent

The Department of Pacific Affairs would like to congratulate Philip Mitna for being conferred the rank of Chief Superintendent by the new Papua New Guinea...

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Mitna and Kramer

New Research Report – New Zealand’s Recognised Employer Scheme (RSE): 10 Year Longitudinal Case Study

A new research report, authored by Dr Rochelle Bailey, is now available.

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Scholarship for Asia-Pacific research

The Ruth Daroesman Graduate Study Grant is now open. Applications close Sun 9 June 2019.

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OCIS 2020 - Save the Date - Oceanic Conference on International Studies

Held every two years, OCIS is the premier conference in international studies held in Australasia. It brings together scholars working across all fields of...

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Parliament House, Canberra

The Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) (formerly known as the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia program) is the leading international centre for applied multidisciplinary research and analysis concerning contemporary state, society and governance in Melanesia and the broader Pacific. Situated within the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, DPA seeks to set the international standard for scholarship on the region.

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Stephanie Lawson

Stephanie Lawson is Professor of Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University, Sydney, Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg and Honorary Professor with the...

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Rochelle Bailey

Rochelle-Lee Bailey

Rochelle Bailey, joined DPA as a Research Fellow to work on labour migration issues. Rochelle has conducted eight years of ethnographic research on Pacific labour mobility while researching New Zealand’s Recognised...

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George is a Research Fellow in Geopolitics and Regionalism, at the Department of Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University (ANU), having completed a PhD on multilateral consensus decision and the...

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Julien Barbara

Dr Julien Barbara is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Department of Pacific Affairs, having joined DPA in mid-2013. From November 2013 to December 2016 Julien was also the Convenor of the Centre for Democratic...

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Margaret Keen

Dr Meg Keen joined DPA in 2015; she has a professional background in South Pacific resource management, regionalism, development and intelligence/security. Meg has been a senior analyst in the Oceania Branch of the...

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