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IB2017/38 Experiences of Female Candidates in the 2017 Papua New Guinea General Election

Papua New Guinea went to the polls in June–July 2017 for its ninth general election since independence. Despite a record number of women standing — around five per cent of the

A New Era?

Timor-Leste has made impressive progress since its historic achievement of independence in 2002.

Najib fights to retain control after 1MDB scandal

As 2016 draws to a close, Najib Razak remains Malaysia’s prime minister. This is despite two years of scandal, scrutiny and speculation over funds missing from state development fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), including US$800 million that is believed to have passed through his personal bank accounts.

IB2016/34 Improving Women’s Electoral Chances through an Evidence-Based Approach: Women’s Political Participation — Electoral Trends

This is the first In Brief of a series of eight developed as background papers for a three-day workshop titled ‘Improving women’s electoral chances through an evidence-based approach’, hosted

Indonesian President Joko Widodo a target over governor's alleged blasphemy

Indonesian rock musician Ahmad Dhani told the crowd: "I am very sad and crying for having a president who does not respect the habibs (men who claim descent from the family of the Prophet Muhammad) and ulema (Islamic scholars). I want to say dog! I want to say pig!" A poster has been circulating on Whatsapp messaging groups spruiking a so-called "defending Islam demonstration" on November 25, calling for President Jokowi to be brought down if Ahok remains a free man.

Protests in Indonesia

Michael McLaren speaks to Associate Professor Greg Fealy from the Department of Political and Social Change at ANU about the weekend protests in Indonesia and whether hardline Islamists are threatening democracy.

Joko Widodo's Australia trip may be rescheduled for this month

Indonesian officials are seeking to reschedule President Joko Widodo’s first state visit to Australia to later this month, after he was forced to postpone his trip at the weekend amid a domestic political and security crisis.

Pawa Blong Meri: Women Candidates in the 2015 Bougainville Election

This Discussion Paper examines the question of how women contest and win elections in Bougainville, through an analysis of the campaign experiences of

Assessing the Shift to Limited Preferential Voting in Papua New Guinea: Electoral Outcomes

Given the strong likelihood of reforms that will affect the conduct of and preparations for the 2017 elections, a consideration of the 2002 reforms to

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