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Session 3 at the Bougainville Symposium

Bougainville & Papua New Guinea on the Eve of the Referendum

15 October 2019

On 10 October 2019, the ANU Department of Pacific Affairs hosted a symposium entitled, Bougainville & Papua New Guinea on the Eve of the Referendum. The event brought together players in the...

Australia 360

Australia 360 – exploring the big issues that confront us

4 September 2019

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...

'The Inexhaustible' by Marieka Hambledon, 128x89.6cm - Acrylic on Canvas

Painting a portrait of determination - literally

28 August 2019

This stunning portrait of women’s rights campaigner and Bell School PhD candidate Susan Hutchinson has made the finals of the prestigious Kennedy Art Prize. The portrait by Australian painter...

PIPSA 2019

DPA partners with University of New Caledonia to co-convene PIPSA conference, ‘Democracy, Sovereignty and Self-Determination in the Pacific Islands’

11 July 2019

From 25 – 27 June 2019, the Australian National University Department of Pacific Affairs and the University of New Caledonia LARJE Centre co-convened the PIPSA (Pacific Islands Political Studies...

Protecting children on the move

28 May 2019

A refugee camp is not the easiest place to conduct field research, but when you are exploring how best to protect children during their migration journey, that is where the need is greatest. Olivia...

Panel convenor, DPA Research Fellow Dr Kerryn Baker was joined by Honourable Ali’imalemanu Alofa Tuuau (MP, Samoa), Dr Transform Aqorau (a former Chief Executive Officer of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement and a DPA Visiting Fellow) and Sarah Garap (a renowned social and political activist from Papua New Guinea).

Panel on Women’s Political Participation in the Pacific

18 March 2019

On International Women’s Day 2019 a large audience, including a contingent of current male and female Australia Awards scholars, attended a special panel seminar on Pacific women’s political...

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...

PNG woman with bruised eye

Family protection legislation in PNG - new pilot research

17 December 2018

Dr Judy Putt explores how family violence in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been impacted by family protection legislation. Over the past decade, a number of Pacific Island nations have introduced...

Meet the new Director of the ANU Coral Bell School

12 October 2018

Highly respected Professor of International Politics Toni Erskine has joined The Australian National University (ANU) Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs as its new Director and hit the ground...

DPA at the 8th FSM National Women’s Conference in Pohnpei in August 2018

DPA’s Significant Contribution to 8th FSM National Women’s Conference in Pohnpei in August 2018

27 September 2018

DPA Head of Department Nicole Haley was recently honoured with one of only two international keynote addresses at the 8th National Women’s Conference of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) held in...

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