Autonomous Region of Bougainville

Recording now live: Post-referendum consultations between the PNG and Bougainville governments

On 1st July 2021, DPA hosted a seminar on the post-referendum consultations between the PNG and Bougainville governments.

IB 2021/14 An Assessment of Bougainville’s President Toroama Part Three: A Candidate in Four Elections 2010–20

This is the third of three linked In Briefs discussing the little-known record and the leadership attributes of the newly elected (September 2020) President of Bougainville, Ishmael Toroama.

IB 2021/13 An Assessment of Bougainville’s President Toroama Part Two: Business and Music Activities

This is the second of three linked In Briefs discussing the record, the reasons for the election, and the leadership attributes of the newly elected (September 2020) President of Bougainville, Ishm

IB 2021/12 An Assessment of Bougainville’s President Toroama Part One: A Little-known New Leader

This is the first of three linked In Briefs about the record of Ishmael Toroama, elected President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (hereinafter Bougainville) in September 2020.

WEBINAR - Mobile telephones for public messaging: Did the referendum information hotline make a difference?

Last year, the people of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville voted overwhelmingly to break away from Papua New Guinea in a non-binding referendum. In the pre-referendum period, there was a strong focus on informing voters about the two referendum options (independence or greater autonomy) to enhance the credibility and legitimacy of the result, and help maintain peace in a post-conflict setting.

DP 2020/02 Preparing for the Referendum: Research into the Bougainville Peace Agreement Telephone Information Hotline

In late 2019, the people of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea voted in a referendum that offered two choices: greater autonomy or independence.

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.

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