Australian Research Council Discovery Grant funding awarded

An Australian Research Council Discovery Grant has been awarded for a new research project titled Improving responses to sexual violence against children in...

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Recognition for excellence in diversity and inclusion

In an award ceremony hosted on 17 November by the ANU Vice Chancellor, Brian Schmidt, Associate Professor Nicole Haley of the Department of Pacific Affairs (...

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Figure 1 In 2018, Nicole Haley (front row, black dress) hosted the Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Rt Hon Enelse Sosene Sopoaga, and his wife (front row, centre) at an event with Pacific Island students at ANU

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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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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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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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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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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Amanda H A Watson

Dr. Amanda H A Watson is a Research Fellow at the Department of Pacific Affairs, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University (ANU).

Dr. Watson's research interests include...

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Judy Putt

Biography

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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