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Launch of DPA’s observation report on the 2017 Papua New Guinea General Elections

1 April 2019

On 26 March 2019, Professor Betty Lovai, Dean of the University of Papua New Guinea’s (UPNG) School of Humanities and Social Sciences launched the Australian National University’s observation report...

Peter John Elder

29 March 2019

Our colleague, Peter Elder, passed away on Sunday, the 24th of March. He was well past 92 years and until recently –when we shifted to the new corridor – Peter would come in regularly each day to...

Book Launch- Meighen McCrae (with Evelyn Goh, Toni Erskine and Major General Mick Ryan)

Coalition Strategy and the End of the First World War

25 March 2019

On 21st March, the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs was delighted to share in the celebration and launch of Dr Meighen McCrae’s new book Coalition Strategy and the End of the First World War...

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...

Michael Byrne in Belize

Territorial disputes in Belize - insights from an intern

26 February 2019

BY MICHAEL BYRNE Michael Byrne is a Master of Diplomacy student currently undertaking an internship in Belize. Here he updates us on his experiences so far. Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to...

2019 cohort RU-ANU

Our first cohort of dual-degree students commences

26 February 2019

Last week the Bell School welcomed its first students into the Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Affairs, an innovative new dual degree program with Ritsumeikan University in Japan. This Orientation Week...

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...

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