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

New research released on family protection orders in Papua New Guinea

3 March 2021

New research is now available on the use and efficacy of family protection orders in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The research found that the majority of women taking out an interim protection order felt...

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

Obituary: Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare

26 February 2021

With the death of Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare – the man who led Papua New Guinea to independence in 1975 and became Papua New Guinea’s longest-serving member of parliament – the Pacific has lost...

Dr Denghua Zhang, Department of Pacific Affairs

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

9 February 2021

In March 2020, ANU Press published A Cautious New Approach: China’s Growing Trilateral Aid Cooperation — a book authored by Department of Pacific Affairs’ Research Fellow Dr Denghua Zhang. The book,...

Fruit market in Port Villa, Vanuatu

ANU scholarships for short course in Pacific development – enrol by 14 February

5 February 2021

The Australian National University (ANU) has extended the enrolment period until 14 February 2021 for students interested in undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Pacific Development in Semester 1...

ANU-Data61 International Fellowships Program for Indonesian Civil Servants

21 January 2021

Background and objectives of the ANU-Data61 International Fellowship program On 31 August 2018, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia (GoI) and the Government of Australia (GoA) signed a...

Australian Research Council Discovery Grant funding awarded

27 November 2020

Sexual violence against children is a widespread social problem in Papua New Guinea, where capacity to respond to reported incidents is limited and only a minority of cases are reported to police....

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

Recognition for excellence in diversity and inclusion

24 November 2020

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

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

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

9 October 2020

The 2018 Crime and Safety Perceptions Survey in PNG indicated that domestic violence was the third most common crime (in PNG) experienced in the previous 12 months by individuals or someone in their...

PNG researchers share their experiences in film

11 September 2020

In a short film commissioned by the Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) and released here today, five PNG researchers share their experiences of doing research as part of a DPA-led research...

Our experts awarded grant for podcast series

1 September 2020

COVID-19 represents a massive global health, economic and political challenge. It is undoubtedly a gendered challenge too: women are the majority of healthcare workers internationally, take on more...

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