Family protection legislation in PNG - new pilot research

Dr Judy Putt explores how family violence in Papua New Guinea has been impacted by family protection legislation.

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A time of celebration for our 2018 graduates

Farewell and good luck to 118 new Bell School graduates.

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The RAMSI Legacy for Policing in the Pacific Region

Supported by the Australian Federal Police, this research project was undertaken in 2017 by a team of researchers from the Department of Pacific Affairs.

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DPA, Pasifika Student Society and PARSA host Prime Minister of Tuvalu

The Department of Pacific Affairs was honoured to contribute to the organisation of a talk by the Prime Minister of Tuvalu Rt Hon Enele Sosene Sopoaga to...

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Pacific Research Colloquium 2018

From 26 November until 7 December DPA hosted 21 early career researchers from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, for the 2018 Pacific...

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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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Ronald J May

R J May is an Emeritus Fellow of the University. He was formerly a Senior Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Change, RSPAS, and at various times Head of the Department of Political and Social Change,...

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Bryant Allen

Bryant Allen was born in New Zealand in 1944 and attended primary and secondary school there. He earned a BA degree from Massey University in 1965 and a Master’s degree with 1st class honours in 1969. His thesis was...

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James Fox

James Fox

Professor James J. Fox was educated at Harvard (AB ‘62) and Oxford (B Litt. ‘65, DPhil. ‘68) where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has taught at various American Universities: Harvard, Cornell, Duke and Chicago and at...

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Colin Wiltshire

Colin Wiltshire is a research fellow in the politics of service delivery at SSGM. His research explores the political economy of budget and expenditure practices in PNG and its implications for development outcomes....

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Kirstie Close-Barry

Kirstie, Deakin University Fellow, completed her PhD in 2014, graduating in October of that year. Her thesis examined the racial and cultural divisions in Fiji through a history of the Methodist mission between 1900...

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