IB 2020/13 What We Can Learn From Provincial Governments in Solomon Islands: A Personal Perspective — Part 1: Local Recruitment

The problems of Solomon Islands’ provincial governments have been the subject of political investigations, with stories of their corruption regularly run in the country’s two daily national newspap

2019 Solomon Islands National General Elections Observation Report

The ANU, through the Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA), conducted a large-scale observation of the election comprising 90 observers, 77 of whom were Solomon Islanders.

IB 2019/21 The Voter as Commodity: The Phenomenon of Cross-border Voter Registration in Solomon Islands

The ANU’s Department of Pacific Affairs ran a large-scale election observation exercise in Solomon Islands prior to, during and following national elections held on 3 April 2019.

Book Launch: Conflict, Identity, & State Formation in East Timor 2000 - 2017

The ANU Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) is pleased to host the launch of DPA PhD graduate James Scambary’s book; Conflict, Identity, and State Formation in East Timor 2000 – 2017.

This will be an ‘ in-conversation-style’ launch led by James’ former supervisor Gordon Peake in Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre 2, and will be followed by drinks in the Hedley Bull Foyer from 5pm.

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.

IB 2018/32 Governance, Ethics and Leadership in Papua New Guinea — A Personal Perspective Part 1

This two-part series is based on a speech given on 28 May 2018 at the Australia Awards Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Parliament of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

Law, Order and the State in Papua New Guinea

Law and order issues feature prominently in public debate in Papua New Guinea. Concerns centre around criminal violence and the limited effectiveness of state controls.


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