Dr Judy Putt discusses low conviction rates in PNG despite high domestic violence rates

Last week, Dr Judy Putt from the Department of Pacific Affairs spoke to Tahlea Aualitia on ABC’s Pacific Beat program regarding the low conviction rates in PNG...

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Poster spreading awareness regarding violence against women in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Photo by: Lindy Kanan, DPA

PNG researchers share their experiences in film

Five PNG researchers share their research process during the 2019-20 research project on the use and efficacy of family protection orders in Papua New Guinea.

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Our experts awarded grant for podcast series

Dr. Kerryn Baker and Dr. Maria Tanyag awarded a 2020 ANU Gender Institute grant to develop a 5-part podcast series on the gendered impacts of COVID-19 in the...

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‘Fishing for Success: Lessons in Pacific Regionalism’ launch

Today we are pleased to launch this manuscript by Dr Transform Aqorau titled ‘Fishing for Success: Lessons in Pacific Regionalism’

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Kiribati — Controlling transhipments in port; source: Francisco Blaha.

How does the ‘Pacific’ fit into the ‘Indo-Pacific’?

Joanne Wallis, Associate Professor in the Strategic...

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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 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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Sonia Palmieri

Sonia Palmieri

Over the last 15 years, Sonia has worked across academic, development and parliamentary institutions, principally with the interest of understanding and improving women’s political leadership and participation...

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Nicole Haley

Nicole Haley

Dr Nicole Haley joined DPA in 2006 and was appointed Convenor of the Program in January 2010. Nicole originally came to ANU in 1994 and graduated with a PhD in Anthropology in May 2003. Her thesis entitled Ipakana...

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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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Anthony Regan

Anthony Regan is a constitutional lawyer who specialises in constitutional development as part of conflict resolution. Has lived and worked in Papua New Guinea for 15 years and in Uganda for over three years. In PNG...

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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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