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Recording now live: Post-referendum consultations between the PNG and Bougainville governments

14 July 2021

On 1st July 2021, DPA hosted a seminar on the post-referendum consultations between the PNG and Bougainville governments. DPA Fellow Anthony Regan shared an update on what has happened so far after...

Line of voters during Samoan elections

Recording now online: The prolonged and unprecedented 2021 Samoan Elections

28 May 2021

On 20 May 2021, DPA hosted a webinar on the prolonged and unprecedented 2021 Samoan elections. The webinar took place in the midst of a tense period, shortly before Parliament was expected to resume...

DPA Seminar Series

DPA Seminar Series to resume

12 May 2021

In 2021, the Department of Pacific Affairs will resume its departmental seminar series, focusing on topical areas of research, current debates and issues in the Pacific region, and approaches to...

Bell School Research Seminar Series

12 April 2021

A showcase for HDR research, the Bell School Research Seminar Series commences April 2021. Each session will comprise two student presentations (from students based in different departments) and an...

Things Break: Reflections from Fukushima

11 March 2021

On the anniversary of Japan’s triple disasters, this piece reflects on an important lesson I learnt from the research I did on the Fukushima nuclear accident: some things break. On 11 March 2011, a...

Papua New Guinea’s first prime minister, Sir Michael Somare. Picture by Dan McGarry

Obituary: Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare

26 February 2021

With the death of Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare – the man who led Papua New Guinea to independence in 1975 and became Papua New Guinea’s longest-serving member of parliament – the Pacific has lost...

Fruit market in Port Villa, Vanuatu

ANU scholarships for short course in Pacific development – enrol by 14 February

5 February 2021

The Australian National University (ANU) has extended the enrolment period until 14 February 2021 for students interested in undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Pacific Development in Semester 1...

AI Robot

Preparing for a world of artificial intelligence

9 June 2020

As artificial intelligence becomes more prevalent in our society, a new research project is considering what threat it could pose to our way of life and the lessons we can learn from similar...

Asia illiteracy

28 May 2020

For decades, successive Australian governments have recognised that Asia holds the key to our nation’s economic prosperity and security. Australia has built up massive trading relationships with...

Thai domestic politics threatens to derail its diplomacy

19 May 2020

Thailand has been a treaty ally of the United States since 1954, but its political direction since 2006 — amid warming strategic ties with Beijing — is placing serious pressure on the alliance....

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