Panel on Women’s Political Participation in the Pacific

On International Women’s Day 2019 a large audience, including a contingent of current male and female Australia Awards scholars, attended a special panel...

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Panel convenor, DPA Research Fellow Dr Kerryn Baker was joined by Honourable Ali’imalemanu Alofa Tuuau (MP, Samoa), Dr Transform Aqorau (a former Chief Executive Officer of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement and a DPA Visiting Fellow) and Sarah Garap (a renowned social and political activist from Papua New Guinea).

DPA briefing on the Bougainville independence referendum

According Anthony Regan, it seems likely that a Bougainville independence referendum will take place, based on the steps the Papua New Guinea (PNG) and...

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Bougainville referendum counting

Pacific solidarity crucial to end exploitation, says Pacific Community head

Regional solidarity is crucial for Pacific Island nations to curb the influence of powerful external actors, said Dr Colin Tukuitonga at The Australian...

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New report on Protection Orders in Lae, PNG

A new report authored by DPA’s Judy Putt, as well as Theresa Phillips, Davida Thomas and Lindy Kanan, details the results of a study into the the uptake and...

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Department of Pacific Affairs and University of Hawaii take lead on new ‘China in the Pacific’ volume

In early February 2019, DPA sponsored a series of writers’ workshops, as well as a public symposium, where academics were able to present their work on the...

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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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Kerryn Baker

Kerryn Baker

Kerryn is a Research Fellow in Pacific Politics with DPA. Her PhD thesis, submitted in 2014, examined campaigns for parliamentary gender quotas in the Pacific Islands region, with case studies in Samoa, Papua New...

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Denghua Zhang

Denghua Zhang became a PhD student with DPA in January 2014. He had a decade long career as a public servant in China before coming to ANU to pursue a higher degree. He worked in the Pacific region for five years...

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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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Scott MacWilliam

Dr Scott MacWilliam became a Visiting Fellow at DPA in July 2012. Previously he lectured in the Department of Management at the Western Australian Institute of Technology, in the School of Social Sciences at Curtin...

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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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