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Bilums on the cover page of the Family Protection Orders Research Report.

New research released on family protection orders in Papua New Guinea

3 March 2021

New research is now available on the use and efficacy of family protection orders in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The research found that the majority of women taking out an interim protection order felt...

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...

Poster spreading awareness regarding violence against women in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Photo by: Lindy Kanan, DPA

Dr Judy Putt discusses low conviction rates in PNG despite high domestic violence rates

9 October 2020

The 2018 Crime and Safety Perceptions Survey in PNG indicated that domestic violence was the third most common crime (in PNG) experienced in the previous 12 months by individuals or someone in their...

PNG researchers share their experiences in film

11 September 2020

In a short film commissioned by the Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) and released here today, five PNG researchers share their experiences of doing research as part of a DPA-led research...

George Floyd was not just killed — he was tortured

25 June 2020

“Well, I saw … what everybody in the world saw, a man being tortured to death while he asked for them to take the knee off the neck because ‘I can’t breathe’.” That is how the lawyer for George Floyd...

Supporting democratic values and institutions in Southeast Asia

12 May 2020

The Department of Political and Social Change (PSC) has received a doubled level of funding from the Australian Government for a wide-ranging research project on Southeast Asia. This supports the...

Appel à contributions : Série PIPSA sur le thème “Démocratie, Souveraineté et Auto-Détermination dans le Pacifique

6 April 2020

[English version below] Le Département des Affaires Pacifiques (DPA) de l’Université Nationale d’Australie (ANU) a le plaisir de lancer un appel à contributions pour son dossier Spécial “PIPSA” à...

Denghua Zhang

Denghua Zhang on Pacific Studies in China

12 February 2020

In the last couple of decades, China’s policy-driven academic research agenda has been a double-edged sword – it both promotes and hinders Pacific research. DPA Research Fellow Denghua Zhang has...

PRC 2019 batch

DPA hosts the most diverse Pacific Research Colloquium ever

13 December 2019

The Pacific Research Colloquium (PRC) is a two-week intensive research training program managed by the Australian National University’s Department of Pacific Affairs. This year, the PRC took place...

Claire Cronin and Ellen Kulumbu

DPA congratulates two graduating PhD students

13 December 2019

On 12 December two DPA students, Claire Cronin and Ellen Kulumbu were awarded PhDs at a ceremony at Llewellyn Hall, ANU. Claire started her PhD candidacy with DPA at the end of July 2011 and her...

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