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Urbanisation in Honiara: Managing Change, Creating Opportunities

23 September 2016

Pacific Island cities have some of the most rapid rates of urbanisation in the world, attracting rural migrants, particularly youth, in search of a better life. Within these cities significant...

New Dean for ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

19 September 2016

ANU has appointed Professor Michael Wesley as the new Dean of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. Professor Wesley, one of Australia’s most respected academics in strategic policy and...

Malaysia Update Conference 2016: Najib’s Malaysia — A Crisis of Confidence?

22 August 2016

The past year in Malaysia has been as tumultuous as any in sixty years of independence. At its epicentre has been the sovereign wealth fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), with debts of around...

‘It may be that even as devastating a collection of materials as the Nauru files will do little to shift current Australian policy.’ Photograph: Facebook

The Nauru files provide the evidence. Malcolm Turnbull can never plead ignorance

19 August 2016

The Nauru files paint a searing picture of the collapse of basic humanity in the detention centre. History is unlikely to be kind to those who endorsed it. The publication by the Guardian of a...

Recent fieldwork with returning seasonal workers in Vanuatu

30 June 2016

In May 2016 over 600 workers from New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme and 64 workers from Australia’s Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) returned to Vanuatu. As a part of her nine-...

Small-scale mining in Bougainville: Impacts and policy responses

22 June 2016

This Report presents interim research findings from a research project on small scale mining (SSM) in Bougainville. An Interim Report has been produced because while the project is still under way,...

Gender, Violence and Development course

10 June 2016

A new course, Gender, Violence and Development, designed by Jenny Munro and Richard Eves of SSGM, examines issues of gender and violence in the context of development in Melanesia and the Pacific....

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Do No Harm: Understanding the relationship between women’s economic empowerment and violence against women in Melanesia

12 May 2016

Richard Eves has just returned from five weeks in Papua New Guinea, where he undertook fieldwork as part of the project, Do No Harm: Understanding the Relationship Between Women’s Economic...

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Young Koreans reject unification of North and South

15 April 2016

Friday 15 April 2016 A new book on Korean nationalism has found young South Koreans are rejecting the future unification of North and South Korea. Author Dr Emma Campbell of The Australian National...

Digital Frontiers in the Asia-Pacific

3 February 2016

From farmers who use Facebook in Myanmar to fighting Islamic militants with memes, digital spaces and technologies are transforming media, politics and society in Asia and the Pacific.They are also...

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