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Undergraduate courses on offer in 2018/19

17 November 2017

Students undertaking undergraduate study with the Department of Pacific Affairs work under the guidance of some of the world’s leading experts on the Pacific. You will have access to cutting edge...

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An unfolding humanitarian emergency

11 November 2017

The Australian government formally closed the Manus Regional Processing Centre on 31 October. The MRPC was an offshore immigration detention facility at a naval base on Manus Island in northern Papua...

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Pacific Research Colloquium 2018

7 November 2017

The 2018 Pacific Research Colloquium (PRC) will be held from Monday 26 November to Friday 7 December 2018. These dates will substitute for the normal dates in late January to early February. The...

Pacific Research Program launch with Julie Bishop

Minister for Foreign Affairs launches the Pacific Research Program

24 October 2017

On Tuesday 24 October the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, launched the Pacific Research Program. The PRP is a consortium led by the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia...

Emeritus Professor Clive Moore

Select Bibliography on Solomon Islands, 2003–2017

1 September 2017

A bibliography of publications on Solomon Islands during the RAMSI years (2003–2017) has been compiled by Emeritus Professor Clive Moore of the University of Queeensland. Clive has kindly agreed to...

Dr Miranda Forsyth

Stopping violence against 'witches'

7 June 2017

In some societies, sorcery is believed to account for sudden or unexplained death or illness. The end result is often that someone is killed for another person’s unexplained death. Dr Miranda...

SSGM Report on Urban Development in Honiara Launched By Solomon Islands Minister of Lands

18 May 2017

The Honourable Moses Garu, Solomon Islands Minister of Lands, Housing and Survey, launched the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) report on Urban Development in Honiara:...

Solomons Federalism, and Bougainville Referendum: Issues and Prospects seminar

Solomons Federalism, and Bougainville Referendum: Issues and Prospects

15 May 2017

Both Solomon Islands and Bougainville are approaching critical points when longstanding debates about proposals and processes for fundamental changes in political arrangements are coming to a head....

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Tertiary Education in the Pacific – Trends and Issues

12 April 2017

In this knowledge and innovation driven, open and competitive global economy and society, knowledge is the key driver of economic and social development. The Pacific Islands are now firmly integrated...

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RAMSI: What has it Meant?

30 March 2017

After 14 years, the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) will conclude on 30 June 2017. RAMSI was originally deployed in mid-2003 at the invitation of the government of Solomon...

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