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DPA at the 8th FSM National Women’s Conference in Pohnpei in August 2018

DPA’s Significant Contribution to 8th FSM National Women’s Conference in Pohnpei in August 2018

27 September 2018

DPA Head of Department Nicole Haley was recently honoured with one of only two international keynote addresses at the 8th National Women’s Conference of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) held in...

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Family protection legislation in PNG - new pilot research

29 August 2018

Dr Judy Putt explores how family violence in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been impacted by family protection legislation. Over the past decade, a number of Pacific Island nations have introduced...

Climate Change Adaptation in the Federated States of Micronesia

9 August 2018

Department of Pacific Affairs’ Visiting Fellow, Gonzaga (Zag) Puas, is leading a climate change adaptation project in collaboration with the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Department of Health...

2016 Karkar Island Bilum Festival, PNG. Photo credit: @ShaunGessler

Save the dates 10-12 September 2018. State of the Pacific is back

6 July 2018

Department of Pacific Affairs’ biennial State of the Pacific (SOTP) conference will take place from 10-12 September 2018 at the Australian National University in Canberra. A Pacific Research Program...

Stop violence against women and girls in PNG - UN Women

Do No Harm: Findings from PNG & Solomon Islands

16 May 2018

It has often been assumed that improving women’s access to income-generating activities would lead automatically to more general empowerment, the theory being that an increased income would improve...

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New Research Report: The RAMSI Legacy for Policing in the Pacific Region

22 February 2018

For the past 14 years, approximately one-fifth of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) Participating Police Force (PPF) has comprised police from 13 Pacific Island countries,...

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop launches Women's Leadership Initiative

Delivering the Women’s Leadership Initiative

21 February 2018

The Women’s Leadership Initiative was recently launched by Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop at Parliament House in Canberra. The Department of Pacific Affairs’ (DPA) excellence in research on...

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Researching the Urban Pacific

21 February 2018

The Pacific islands are rapidly becoming more urbanised, with mounting pressures on infrastructure, services and social relations. The Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) has been running a research...

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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