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PRC2016: General Information

PRC2016: General Information

25 November 2015

Basic Information About the 2016 PRC Dates for the 2016 PRC The PRC will be held from the morning on Monday 25th January, and end on the evening of Friday 5th February 2016. Participants must...

USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra, and Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at ANU, Professor Michael Wesley, at the MOU signing

ANU signs MoU with University of the South Pacific

14 September 2015

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between ANU and the University of the South Pacific (USP) on 24 August 2015.  The MoU was concluded during an ANU delegation visit to the Suva campus of...

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Urban jungles

10 September 2015

Instead of urging settlers in Melanesia’s expanding townships to go back to their villages, governments and aid agencies should plan for the urban future, writes DANIEL EVANS. Francis knows it will...

PNG ban on foreign workers unwise, says ANU academic

13 August 2015

A ban on foreign advisers working for the PNG government could cause problems in the delivery of Australia’s development assistance to PNG and reduce the quality of advice available to the PNG...

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New dawn over Bougainville

4 August 2015

The success of the recent Bougainville election was largely due to community goodwill towards the electoral process. But amendments to the electoral roll must be a top priority, writes KERRYN BAKER...

PNG hospitality graduates at the Australia-Pacific Technical College graduation, Port Moresby, PNG. Photo by DFAT photo library.

In her eyes

13 March 2015

 Standing before a large crowd in Papua New Guinea’s Markham district, hair braided half way down her back, Jennifer Baing Waiko speaks confidently and clearly.“2012 is the year that we will be...

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Biometrics, fraudsters and observers

25 February 2015

 An expensive biometric voting system has succeeded in reducing the scope for widespread fraud in the Solomon Islands at the 2014 parliamentary elections.But left unchecked, money politics may...

A woman votes in Timor-Leste's presidential elections. Photo by United Nations Photo on flickr.

Strong states need people-driven constitutions

21 January 2015

People power in putting together constitutions can help sustain post-conflict and new states.It was the first new state of the 21st century. But less than five years after gaining independence from...

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