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Dr Denghua Zhang wins the Boyer Prize for 2022

15 August 2023

We are pleased to share that Dr Denghua Zhang, a Research Fellow with the Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA), has won the revered Boyer Prize for 2022. The Boyer Prize is awarded annually in...

Cover of 'Islands of Hope'

Book Review and launch details — Islands of Hope: Pan-Pacific Indigenous Resource Management in a Changing Pacific

17 July 2023

Review This remarkably original collection co-edited by Paul D’Arcy and Daya Dakasi Da-Wei Kuan, has drawn together some of the most able scholars in the Pacific, many of them Pacific Islanders....

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

Workshops on safety and wellbeing of Pacific workers in Australia

19 December 2022

Throughout 2022, researchers from ANU’s Department of Pacific Affairs have been investigating the safety and wellbeing experiences of men and women who are working in Australia with the Pacific...

Dr Judy Putt with the award

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

8 November 2022

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 Engagement’. Across the world a crucial reform to...

Recordings now available – State of the Pacific 2022

27 October 2022

A Pacific Research Program flagship event, State of the Pacific (SOTP) brought together leading academics, policymakers, community leaders, civil society representatives and other experts to present...

Bilums on the cover page of the Family Protection Orders Research Report.

New research released on family protection orders in Papua New Guinea

3 October 2022

New research is now available on the use and efficacy of family protection orders in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The research found that the majority of women taking out an interim protection order felt...

Dr Transform Aqorau with James Batley, DPA.

Dr Transform Aqorau receives honorary degree of Doctor of Laws

18 July 2022

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

Regional Accelerator Forum participants in Cairns, September 2021. Photo: Pacific Labour Facility

Study to investigate safety and wellbeing of Pacific workers in Australia

22 March 2022

Researchers at ANU Department of Pacific Affairs are embarking on a study to investigate the safety and wellbeing of workers under the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme. The...

FPO Symposium picture - Woven bags from the Pacific (Vanuatu and PNG)

Recording now available - Symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region

23 February 2022

On 9 December 2021 the Australian National University (ANU) and the Pacific Community (SPC) co-convened a ‘Symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region’. Family protection orders are...


“Deep concern” for cut off Tonga

18 January 2022

Two Tongan academics at The Australian National University (ANU) say panic and a lack of clear information are hampering search and rescue efforts in the wake of the eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga...


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