Scholarships available for the State of the Pacific conference and Oceanic Conference on International Studies

Pacific Island Country Scholarships available for The State of the Pacific Conf. and the 9th Oceanic Conference on International Studies.

Vanuatu Minister of Internal Affairs discusses security issues

On 6 November 2019 Vanuatu’s Minister of Internal Affairs, the Hon. Andrew Napuat spoke about Vanuatu’s first National Security Strategy at a seminar hosted by the ANU Department of Pacific Affairs. Describing how Australia and Vanuatu are like family who stick together in times of both peace and need, the minister explained how one of the main instruments behind the security strategy is the Boe Declaration on Regional Security, signed by Pacific Island nations at the Pacific Islands Forum in September 2018.

Bougainville & Papua New Guinea on the Eve of the Referendum

On 10 October 2019, the ANU Department of Pacific Affairs hosted a symposium entitled, Bougainville & Papua New Guinea on the Eve of the Referendum.

Meet DPA PhD candidate Theresa Meki

The Department of Pacific Affairs’ PhD students come from across Australia and the region. Meet one who is nearing the submission of her thesis, Theresa Meki.

NEW BOOK: The Bougainville Referendum: Law, Administration and Politics

With the Bougainville referendum due to take place on 23 November 2019, the Department of Pacific Affairs has published a new book by Anthony J. Regan analysing the legal, administrative and political issues arising from these arrangements.

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.

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