Toksave Pacific Gender Resource now live

The Toksave Pacific Gender Resource is a new online portal that aims to make quality research on gender in the Pacific discoverable and accessible.

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New research released on family protection orders in Papua New Guinea

New research is now available on the use and efficacy of family protection orders in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

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Bilums on the cover page of the Family Protection Orders Research Report.

Obituary: Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare

With the death of Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare – the man who led Papua New Guinea to independence in 1975 – the Pacific has lost one of its most prominent...

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Papua New Guinea’s first prime minister, Sir Michael Somare. Picture by Dan McGarry

Launch of a series of short films from the PNG Family Protection Order Research Project

To celebrate International Women’s Day in 2021, DPA launched a series of short films from the PNG Family Protection Order Research Project.

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_ (L-R) Julien Barbara (DPA), Lindy Kanan (DPA), Judy Putt (DPA), Saskias Tameo (PNG Deputy High Commissioner), photo by Tanuj Parakh, DPA

A Cautious New Approach: China's Growing Trilateral Aid Cooperation – a book by Dr Denghua Zhang

Interview with Dr Denghua Zhang about his new book and how his research has addressed gaps in knowledge and understanding about China’s foreign policy and aid...

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Dr Denghua Zhang, Department of Pacific Affairs

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 the 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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Judy Putt

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With a doctorate in social anthropology from the ANU and a master’s degree in criminology from Cambridge University, Dr Judy Putt has undertaken extensive research in crime and justice with a focus on...

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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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Sinclair Dinnen

Dr Sinclair Dinnen joined DPA in 1996 as a postdoctoral fellow. He has a background in socio-legal studies and completed his PhD at the Australian National University in 1996. His doctoral research was undertaken in...

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Colin Wiltshire

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

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Paul D'Arcy

Paul D'Arcy

After graduating in Pacific and African history from Otago University, I studied at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and worked as an archaeologist and for Television New Zealand, before completing my MA at...

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