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.

DPA briefing on the Bougainville independence referendum

According Anthony Regan, 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 occur by a June 2019 ‘target’ date

Development Bulletin includes articles by several DPA academics

Development Bulletin 80 – December 2018, featuring contributions from DPA academics, is out, and available online.

New Caledonia's Independance Referendum

A revealing insight into the history and internal politics of New Caledonia and its recent independance referendum

State of the Pacific opening and keynote addresses

In this video recorded at the Australian National University on the 10th of September 2018, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Dame Meg Taylor, outline the issues and opportunities facing Australia and the region.

Establishing the new Australia-China-Pacific trilateral research network on Pacific studies

The Department of Pacific Affairs has been awarded a grant by the Australia-China Council to establish a new trilateral research network on Pacific studies.

2018 Gunson Prize

2018 Gunson Prize awarded by The Journal of Pacific History, in conjunction with the Pacific History Association

Climate Change Adaptation in the Federated States of Micronesia

Department of Pacific Affairs’ Visiting Fellow, Gonzaga (Zag) Puas, is leading a climate change adaptation project in collaboration with the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), ANU and others.

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