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2016 Karkar Island Bilum Festival, PNG. Photo credit: @ShaunGessler

Save the dates 10-12 September 2018. State of the Pacific is back

6 July 2018

Department of Pacific Affairs’ biennial State of the Pacific (SOTP) conference will take place from 10-12 September 2018 at the Australian National University in Canberra. A Pacific Research Program...

Public address by the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela

13 June 2018

As part of an official bilateral visit to Australia, the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela, delivered a lecture at ANU on 13 June 2018. The Prime Minister addressed the...

Authors of the the book Hybridity on the Ground in Peacebuilding and Development  with Prof. Michael Wesley

Hybridity on the Ground in Peacebuilding and Development - Book launched by Professor Michael Wesley

21 May 2018

Professor Michael Wesley, Dean of the College of Asia & the Pacific, has officially launched Hybridity on the Ground in Peacebuilding and Development, a book co-authored by Sinclair Dinnen,...

Stop violence against women and girls in PNG - UN Women

Do No Harm: Findings from PNG & Solomon Islands

16 May 2018

It has often been assumed that improving women’s access to income-generating activities would lead automatically to more general empowerment, the theory being that an increased income would improve...

Podcasting the Pacific

16 May 2018

The Little Red Podcast began almost by accident in 2016. Dr Graeme Smith had been toying with the idea of a China politics podcast. So, when research on China’s falling gas emissions failed to get...

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2017- A Year in Review: Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

8 May 2018

The achievements of the Bell School colleagues, many of which are captured in this year in review, were considerable. During 2017 alone, we collectively published 83 journal articles, 48 book...

PRC 2017 participants at APH

Call for applications to participate in the 2018 Pacific Research Colloquium

28 February 2018

Monday 26 November – Friday 7 December, 2018 The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia About the Pacific Research Colloquium (PRC) Each year the Department of Pacific Affairs (...

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New Research Report: The RAMSI Legacy for Policing in the Pacific Region

22 February 2018

For the past 14 years, approximately one-fifth of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) Participating Police Force (PPF) has comprised police from 13 Pacific Island countries,...

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop launches Women's Leadership Initiative

Delivering the Women’s Leadership Initiative

21 February 2018

The Women’s Leadership Initiative was recently launched by Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop at Parliament House in Canberra. The Department of Pacific Affairs’ (DPA) excellence in research on...

Members of the Urbanisation Workshop

Researching the Urban Pacific

21 February 2018

The Pacific islands are rapidly becoming more urbanised, with mounting pressures on infrastructure, services and social relations. The Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) has been running a research...

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