Workshops on safety and wellbeing of Pacific workers in Australia

Researchers from DPA held two workshops with stakeholders to discuss the preliminary findings of research on the safety and wellbeing experiences of men and...

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Workshop participants at Pasifika House, Brisbane, 9 December 2022. Photo- DPA

Bell School prize for ‘Partnership, Impact and Engagement’ awarded to the research project on 'Family Protection Orders'

The research project on 'The use and efficacy of family protection orders in PNG' has been awarded the Bell School prize for ‘Partnership, Impact and...

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Dr Judy Putt with the award

Pacific Security Cooperation Workshop

The Pacific Security Cooperation workshop will take place from 23-24 November 2022 at The Australian National University in Canberra.

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State of the Pacific 2022

Recordings now available – State of the Pacific 2022

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Dr Transform Aqorau receives honorary degree of Doctor of Laws

On 15th July, Dr Transform Aqorau was presented with an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws at the Australian National University (ANU) for exceptional...

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Dr Transform Aqorau with James Batley, DPA.

The Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) (formerly known as the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia program) is the leading international centre for applied multidisciplinary research and analysis concerning contemporary state, society and governance in the Pacific. Situated within the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, DPA seeks to set the international standard for scholarship on the region.

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Students undertaking a post-graduate research degree, graduate course work and undergraduate studies with DPA work under the guidance of some of the world’s leading experts on the Pacific. As a student, you will have access to cutting edge research that reflects the contemporary reality of the region.

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Scott MacWilliam

Dr Scott MacWilliam became a Visiting Fellow at DPA in July 2012. Previously he lectured in the Department of Management at the Western Australian Institute of Technology, in the School of Social Sciences at Curtin...

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Stewart Firth

Stewart Firth is a Research Fellow at DPA and has been with the department since 2005. His qualifications are in History and Politics, and his doctoral research focused on the history of German colonial rule in...

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Colin Wiltshire

Colin Wiltshire is a research fellow in the politics of service delivery at DPA. His research explores the political economy of budget and expenditure practices in PNG and its implications for development outcomes....

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Bryant Allen

Bryant Allen was born in New Zealand in 1944 and attended primary and secondary school there. He earned a BA degree from Massey University in 1965 and a Master’s degree with 1st class honours in 1969. His thesis was...

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Sonia Palmieri

Sonia Palmieri

Over the last 15 years, Sonia has worked across academic, development and parliamentary institutions, principally with the interest of understanding and improving women’s political leadership and participation...

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