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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).

Panel on Women’s Political Participation in the Pacific

18 March 2019

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

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DPA briefing on the Bougainville independence referendum

19 February 2019

It seems likely that a Bougainville independence referendum will take place, based on the steps the Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Bougainville governments have taken so far, although it is unlikely to...

Pacific solidarity crucial to end exploitation, says Pacific Community head

18 February 2019

Regional solidarity is crucial for Pacific Island nations to curb the influence of powerful external actors, said Dr Colin Tukuitonga at The Australian National University (ANU) in February. Dr...

New report on Protection Orders in Lae, PNG

18 February 2019

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 efficacy of family protection orders(FPOs...

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

13 February 2019

For nearly a year the Department of Pacific Affairs’ (DPA) Dr Graeme Smith has been collaborating with the University of Hawaii’s Professor Terrence Wesley-Smith on a new book looking at the...

DPA hosts roundtable with Pacific Community Director-General

6 February 2019

DPA was proud to host an academic roundtable with Dr Colin Tukuitonga, Director-General of the Pacific Community. Dr Tukuitonga provided his thoughts on regionalism as an opportunity for Pacific...

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The RAMSI Legacy for Policing in the Pacific Region

2 January 2019

Approximately one-fifth of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) Participating Police Force (PPF) comprised police from 13 Pacific Island countries, referred to as the Pacific...

A time of celebration for our 2018 graduates

17 December 2018

On Friday, 14 December, the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs bid a fond farewell and good luck to 118 new graduates. We bid adieu to 38 undergraduate students from the Bachelor of Pacific...

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Family protection legislation in PNG - new pilot research

17 December 2018

Dr Judy Putt explores how family violence in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been impacted by family protection legislation. Over the past decade, a number of Pacific Island nations have introduced...

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The RAMSI Legacy for Policing in the Pacific Region

11 December 2018

Approximately one-fifth of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) Participating Police Force (PPF) comprised police from 13 Pacific Island countries, referred to as the Pacific...

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