Past events

Photo - Private Security in Papua New Guinea: A Networked Approach, ACMC
02
Dec
2021

From Silos to Networks? The potential of PNG’s private sector industry to enhance public security

Sinclair Dinnen and Grant Walton

In response to concerns about the country’s internal security challenges and in line with global trends, Papua New Guinea’s private security industry has grown substantially over the past few...

Ursula Rakova, Fremden Yanhambath, Frances Namoumou and Elise Howard
01
Dec
2021

State of the Pacific 2021– Domestic politics of climate change

Ursula Rakova, Fremden Yanhambath, Frances Namoumou and Elise Howard

Pacific activists across a broad range of sectors have worked hard to capture the attention of a global audience on the risks and challenges that climate change presents to the Pacific Islands...

DPA PhD Candidate Jayden Evett
18
Nov
2021

Aotearoa in flux: Exploring the impact of national identity decolonisation on New Zealand–Pacific relations

Jayden Evett

Aotearoa New Zealand has experienced significant yet subtle change since the 1970s. Much of this change emerged from the Māori renaissance, the renewed cultural activism that challenged the...

16
Nov
2021

From Promise to Practice? The Blue Economy and Sustainable Ocean Development in the Pacific

Philippa Louey

The blue economy has burst onto the global stage as the latest trend in ocean governance and management. Promoted as an agenda of sustainable ocean development, the blue economy promises to drive...

Anita Togolo
21
Oct
2021

An examination of the local business development program at the Ok Tedi mine, Papua New Guinea

Anita Togolo

Resource companies in Papua New Guinea (PNG) aim to develop landowner companies capable of meeting governance and compliance requirements, being commercially viable and generating benefits beyond...

Adelaide Tamaku is a health worker in the COVID-crisis unit in Tahiti (photo Suliane Favennec).
14
Oct
2021

Border control: the COVID-19 pandemic in French Polynesia

Nic Maclellan

There is growing attention to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Fiji, Papua New Guinea and other independent Pacific nations. But there has been little focus on French Polynesia, the country...

Telusa Tu'i'onetoa
08
Oct
2021

Examining how participation in Australia’s Seasonal Worker Program impacts care arrangements in Tongan households

Telusa Tu'i'onetoa

Adopting a mixed method approach, this research examines disruptions to Tongan households that participate in Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP). The objective of this study is to analyse...

 Photo taken by Connor Ashleigh for AusAID
07
Oct
2021

Envisioning Pacific futures

Various Speakers

NOTE: THIS IS NOW AN ONLINE EVENT

An oceanic engine-room? Leaders of a global island alliance? What could the Pacific of the future look like? Join five of DPA’s newest PhD scholars in this fast-...

Ron J May
01
Oct
2021

Learning About Papua New Guinea and How it Works - Day 2

Various Speakers

The Department of Pacific Affairs at the ANU is hosting an online conference honouring Emeritus Fellow Ron J. May’s contribution to research, writing and thinking about Papua New Guinea on 16...

Ron J May
16
Sep
2021

Learning About Papua New Guinea and How it Works - Day 1

Various Speakers

The Department of Pacific Affairs at the ANU is hosting an online conference honouring Emeritus Fellow Ron J. May’s contribution to research, writing and thinking about Papua New Guinea on 16...

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