Do no harm Bougainville research

Richard Eves’ recent fieldwork in Bougainville advances SSGM’s collaboration with the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) on women’s economic empowerment.

Bougainville young women’s leadership research

The Bougainville Young Women’s Leadership Research report, launched at the State of the Pacific conference in September, was the outcome of a research collaboration between Richard Eves, head of SSGM’s Gender, Health, Social Development and Migration cluster, the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) and the Bougainville Women’s Federation.

The Pacific step-up: Will it work and what happens if not?

As China’s influence extends into Australia’s immediate neighbourhood, Scott Morrison has quickly put Pacific affairs at the centre of his foreign policy. But is his embrace of the “Pacific family” too late? What risks do China and other foreign players pose? And is Canberra now neglecting other vital concerns in the South Pacific, including the threat of climate change and the challenges facing Australia’s fastgrowing neighbour, Papua New Guinea?

DPA partners with University of New Caledonia to co-convene PIPSA conference, ‘Democracy, Sovereignty and Self-Determination in the Pacific Islands’

From 25 – 27 June 2019, the Australian National University Department of Pacific Affairs and the University of New Caledonia LARJE Centre co-convened the PIPSA (Pacific Islands Political Studies Association) under the theme of ‘Democracy, Sovereignty and Self-Determination in the Pacific Islands’.

DPA PhD graduate Philip Mitna promoted to Chief Superintendent

The Department of Pacific Affairs would like to congratulate Philip Mitna for being conferred the rank of Chief Superintendent by the new Papua New Guinea Police Minister Bryan Kramer

New Research Report – New Zealand’s Recognised Employer Scheme (RSE): 10 Year Longitudinal Case Study

A new research report, authored by Dr Rochelle Bailey, is now available.

Launch of DPA’s observation report on the 2017 Papua New Guinea General Elections

On 26 March 2019, Professor Betty Lovai, Dean of the University of Papua New Guinea’s (UPNG) School of Humanities and Social Sciences launched the Australian National University’s observation report on the 2017 Papua New Guinea (PNG) General Elections at UPNG.

Solomon Islands election observation

Local members of ANU’s Solomon Islands election observation mission underwent intensive training in Honiara in late March to prepare them for deployment.

William Austin (Bill) Standish

We are sad to inform you that William (Bill) Standish passed away on Sunday, 31 March 2019.

Panel on Women’s Political Participation in the Pacific

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 participation at the invitation of ANU’s Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA), and the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs.

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