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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...

Dr Denghua Zhang, Department of Pacific Affairs

A Cautious New Approach: China's Growing Trilateral Aid Cooperation – a book by Dr Denghua Zhang

9 February 2021

In March 2020, ANU Press published A Cautious New Approach: China’s Growing Trilateral Aid Cooperation — a book authored by Department of Pacific Affairs’ Research Fellow Dr Denghua Zhang. The book,...

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...

Kiribati — Controlling transhipments in port; source: Francisco Blaha.

‘Fishing for Success: Lessons in Pacific Regionalism’ launch

25 June 2020

Today we are pleased to launch this manuscript by Dr Transform Aqorau titled ‘Fishing for Success: Lessons in Pacific Regionalism’. In this personal account, Dr Aqorau describes the journey of 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...

DPA's James Batley at the report launch in Honiara

Launch of DPA’s observation report on the 2019 Solomon Islands National General Elections

6 February 2020

On 5 February 2020, the Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) launched its 2019 Solomon Islands National General Elections (NGE) Observation Report at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) in...

by Lindy Kanan

Research on Family Protection Orders in Papua New Guinea

14 January 2020

The Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) is conducting research on how Family Protection Orders are being used in Papua New Guinea. Family Protections Orders were introduced by the Family Protection...

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