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Bougainville referendum counting

DPA briefing on the Bougainville independence referendum

19 February 2019

It seems likely that a Bougainville independence referendum will take place, based on the steps the Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Bougainville governments have taken so far, although it is unlikely to...

Pacific solidarity crucial to end exploitation, says Pacific Community head

18 February 2019

Regional solidarity is crucial for Pacific Island nations to curb the influence of powerful external actors, said Dr Colin Tukuitonga at The Australian National University (ANU) in February. Dr...

New report on Protection Orders in Lae, PNG

18 February 2019

A new report authored by DPA’s Judy Putt, as well as Theresa Phillips, Davida Thomas and Lindy Kanan, details the results of a study into the the uptake and efficacy of family protection orders(FPOs...

Department of Pacific Affairs and University of Hawaii take lead on new ‘China in the Pacific’ volume

13 February 2019

For nearly a year the Department of Pacific Affairs’ (DPA) Dr Graeme Smith has been collaborating with the University of Hawaii’s Professor Terrence Wesley-Smith on a new book looking at the...

Prof Toni Erskine, Prof David Welch, and Prof Stefano Guzzini

New editorial team for ‘International Theory’ journal includes Bell School Director

12 February 2019

Congratulations to our School Director, Professor Toni Erskine, who has been announced as one of three new Editors of International Theory - a journal of International Politics, Law, and Philosophy...

Peter Cosgrove

CAP fellows receive Australia Day honours

1 February 2019

Two academics from The Australian National University (ANU) College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) have been appointed as Members of the Order of Australia for services to the Asia Pacific. Dr Peter...

APCD International Internship

APCD inaugural international intern to Belize

23 January 2019

The Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy (APCD) is now offering accredited international internships as part of the Master of Diplomacy degree. This will allow students to apply their knowledge of...

Bell School Professor elected President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia

16 January 2019

Edward Aspinall, Professor in the Department of Political and Social Change has recently been elected as President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia. He joins a long list of esteemed ANU...

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The RAMSI Legacy for Policing in the Pacific Region

2 January 2019

Approximately one-fifth of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) Participating Police Force (PPF) comprised police from 13 Pacific Island countries, referred to as the Pacific...

The Hon. Julie Bishop at the CSCAP meeting in Perth in November 2018.

Australian ambitions – regional reactions

18 December 2018

As America becomes relatively weaker and more ambivalent about the value of allies, it makes sense for Australia to work hard on its other regional partnerships. Apart from joining the renewed TPP (...

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