Vanuatu

The Vanuatu-Australia Policing and Justice Services Study

Australia has provided assistance to the Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) since the early 1990s and to the justice sector since the mid-1990s.

Voices from Vanuatu

Speaker: Murray Lloyd, MPhil candidate, Department of Pacific Affairs

Please note: This is an in-person event only.

Family protection orders in the Pacific region - Report from a symposium held in December 2021

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

Event next week - Symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region

On 9 December 2021, the Australian National University and the Pacific Community (SPC) are hosting an online symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region from 9am-5pm Canberra time.

IB 2020/11 The 2020 Vanuatu Elections: How Did Women Fare?

In the Vanuatu national elections held on 19 March 2020, voters elected their third consecutive all-male parliament.

Vanuatu Minister of Internal Affairs discusses security issues

On 6 November 2019 Vanuatu’s Minister of Internal Affairs, the Hon. Andrew Napuat spoke about Vanuatu’s first National Security Strategy at a seminar hosted by the ANU Department of Pacific Affairs. Describing how Australia and Vanuatu are like family who stick together in times of both peace and need, the minister explained how one of the main instruments behind the security strategy is the Boe Declaration on Regional Security, signed by Pacific Island nations at the Pacific Islands Forum in September 2018.

Security Challenges in Vanuatu: Planning for the Future

In this seminar hosted by DPA and the ANU Australia Pacific Security College, Vanuatu’s Minister of Internal Affairs, the Hon. Andrew Napuat will discuss Vanuatu’s first national security strategy and key security challenges, and offer insights on the priorities for its soon to be established national security council and Vanuatu’s security partnership with Australia.

IB 2019/07 Vanuatu’s Family Protection Act: Contextualisation, Resistance and Implementation

Over the past 10 years, many Pacific Island countries and territories have been amending their laws to address the issue of domestic violence.

IB2017/27 Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme/Seasonal Worker Programme Team Leaders’ Workshop: Vanuatu 2017

On 30 June 2017, the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia program (now Department of Pacific Affairs) at the Australian National University hosted the Team Leaders’ Workshop in Port Vila for

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