Vanuatu Minister of Internal Affairs discusses security issues

On 6 November 2019 Vanuatu’s Minister of Internal Affairs, the Hon. Andrew Napuat spoke about Vanuatu’s first National Security Strategy at a seminar hosted by...

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Bougainville & Papua New Guinea on the Eve of the Referendum

On 10 October 2019, the ANU Department of Pacific Affairs hosted a symposium entitled, Bougainville & Papua New Guinea on the Eve of the Referendum.

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Session 3 at the Bougainville Symposium

Ben Day heads to King's College as an Australian National Fellow

The Menzies Australia Institute at King's College, London welcomes three new Australian National Fellows.

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Meet DPA PhD candidate Theresa Meki

The Department of Pacific Affairs’ PhD students come from across Australia and the region. Meet one who is nearing the submission of her thesis, Theresa Meki.

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Theresa Meki

NEW BOOK: The Bougainville Referendum: Law, Administration and Politics

With the Bougainville referendum due to take place on 23 November 2019, the Department of Pacific Affairs has published a new book by Anthony J. Regan...

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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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Students undertaking a post-graduate research degree, graduate course work and undergraduate studies with DPA work under the guidance of some of the world’s leading experts on Melanesia and the wider Pacific. As a student, you will have access to cutting edge research that reflects the contemporary reality of the region.

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Roannie Ng Shiu

Roannie was appointed as the Pasifika Outreach and Research Fellow in 2011. This is a joint position with DPA and the Dean’s Office, College of Asia and the Pacific. Her current work involves providing academic...

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James Batley

James Batley joined Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs in 1984. In the early part of his career he was posted to Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. From 1997-1999 he was Australia’s High Commissioner...

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Stewart Firth

Stewart Firth is a Research Fellow at DPA and has been with the department since 2005. His qualifications are in History and Politics, and his doctoral research focused on the history of German colonial rule in...

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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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Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith is a fellow in the Department of Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University. His research has explored the demand for organic produce in Chinese urban centers and the role of local officials...

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