Pacific

Pacific nations can’t be left behind at COP26

Four ANU experts warn that Pacific nations are at risk of being left behind in global climate negotiations if they aren’t a focus of the upcoming COP26 summit in Glasgow.

Australia 360 – exploring the big issues that confront us

Young leaders and professionals gathered with leading researchers, thinkers and practitioners in the majestic Gandel Hall at the National Gallery of Australia on Wed 21 August to take a closer look at the big issues and trends shaping the world around us.

Encountering ‘Sainaman’: Friction and Friendship at a PNG Mining Project

Please note: This is a hybrid event and will also be available on Zoom.

Speaker: Shaun Gessler, PhD Candidate, DPA

What does China’s increasing economic engagement in the Pacific mean for Pacific Island communities? Shaun Gessler’s anthropology thesis investigates the relationship between the Chinese majority-run Ramu Nickel Cobalt project – China’s largest investment in the Pacific to date – and the indigenous communities on whose land the project is located.

Kisim planti wok (accessing more jobs): Papua New Guinea and Pacific Labour Mobility programs

Please note: This is a hybrid event and will also be available on Zoom.

Speaker: Natasha Turia-Moka, PhD Candidate, DPA

Pacific Security Cooperation Workshop

PLEASE NOTE: This is an in-person event only. The event will be recorded and a copy of it will be publicly available at a later date.

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

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The workshop will consider a range of important topics, including:

  • What role regionalism played in managing COVID-19

The Blue Economy and Whale Tourism in Tonga and New Zealand

Please note - This is a hybrid event and will also be available on Zoom.

Speaker: Amelia Fa’otusia

As ocean-based economies, Pacific nations advanced the blue economy concept in their engagements at the 2012 United Nations Sustainable Development Conference. Coined in recognition of an urgent need to sustainably manage and conserve the region’s marine resources, the concept was especially considered in light of ocean-based economic sectors such as ocean-based tourism.

DP 2022/02 News Coverage of Fiji’s 2018 General Election Campaign: Insights from a Content Analysis of the National Print and Broadcast Media

This landmark study examines how Fiji’s national news media reported the 2018 Fiji election based on an analysis of the coverage of the six competing political parties: the incumbent FijiFirst part

‘When I go back’: Experiences and expectations of PNG women scholarship graduates on return home

Supporting education through scholarships has been a long-term development strategy of the Australian Government, including in the Pacific region, most notably through the Australia Awards Linkages

DP 2022/01 Managing Worker Wellbeing during COVID-19: Pacific Seasonal Workers in Australia and New Zealand

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic early in 2020 and associated border closures worldwide were accompanied by unprecedented disruptions in the flows of temporary labour between sending and destinat

IB 2022/13 How the China Card is Played in New Caledonia

As China’s international profile grows, debates over Chinese influence occupy a significant role in New Caledonian politics, as elsewhere.

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