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Militia leaders and fighters surrendered weapons and ammunition in 2003 after the international mission restored peace to the islands. Photo: Gary Ramage

As RAMSI's costly Solomon Islands rescue mission ends, its gains may vanish swiftly

30 June 2017

On Friday, one of Australia’s most significant, and expensive, foreign policy forays of recent times will come to an end. Over the last 14 years, more than $3 billion was spent on a tiny...

Jakarta pressures Julie Bishop on Papua

2 November 2016

Indonesia has asked Australia to caution its Pacific Island neighbours against interfering in the West Papua issue and to urge them to withdraw support for West Papuan membership of the Melanesian...

Jakarta bid queried

2 November 2016

A Research Fellow at the Australian National University’s State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, Stewart Firth, said Jakarta had misinterpreted Australia’s relationship with...

Solomon Islands National Land Conference

Solomon Islands national land reform conference

30 November 2015

Land reform is a key priority for the Solomon Islands Government given its potential to provide more sustainable development outcomes. The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM)...

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