Anthony is a constitutional lawyer who specialises in constitutional development and conflict resolution. He has lived and worked in Papua New Guinea for 15 years and in Uganda for three years. In PNG he advised government on decentralisation policy and law and was joint author with Yash Ghai of the 1992 PNG National Research Institute (NRI) volume The Law, Politics and Administration of Decentralisation in Papua New Guinea, taught at the UPNG law faculty, and was involved in the Bougainville peace process. In Uganda he was a constitutional adviser to the Government of Uganda. He has been an adviser to Bougainville parties in the Bougainville peace process since 1994, and has been involved in the Solomon Islands and Sri Lanka peace processes, and the constitution-making process in Timor Leste. He was joint author with Ted Wolfers of the 1988 NRI volume, Reforming the Electoral Process in Papua New Guinea: A Handbook of Issues and Options.
On 10 October 2019, the ANU Department of Pacific Affairs hosted a symposium entitled, Bougainville & Papua New Guinea on the Eve of the Referendum.
While much has been written on the origins and development of the Bougainville conflict (1988–1997), as well as the peace process (1997–2005) and the implementation of the Bougainville Peace Agreem
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
Development Bulletin 80 – December 2018 is out, and available online.
The 2018 Pacific Research Colloquium (PRC) will be held from Monday 26 November to Friday 7 December 2018. These dates will substitute for the normal dates in late January to early February.