Pacific

The Hon Henry Tuakeu Puna, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands

This public lecture will touch upon the constitutional implications for the relationship between Cook Islands and New Zealand of Cook Islands’ progression to developed country status.

The Hon Henry Tuakeu Puna is leader of the Cook Islands Party, one of the two major political parties in Cook Islands. PM Puna was elected Prime Minister in November 2010.

Australia 360 – exploring the big issues that confront us

Young leaders and professionals gathered with leading researchers, thinkers and practitioners in the majestic Gandel Hall at the National Gallery of Australia on Wed 21 August to take a closer look at the big issues and trends shaping the world around us.

Research on Family Protection Orders in Papua New Guinea

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

IB 2019/25 China’s Guide to Investment Cooperation in Papua New Guinea

This In Brief examines a key Chinese government document written in the lead up to the November 2018 APEC meeting in Port Moresby and published in January 2019. The 2018 Guide

IB 2019/26 How Trade Unions Explain the Development of Two-Party Systems in the Caribbean but not the Pacific

This In Brief explains how trade unions and their impact on party organisation are key to explaining how the Caribbean has two-party systems, but the Pacific does not.

IB 2019/24 Challenges and Opportunities for Land Governance in Papua New Guinea

This In Brief highlights discussions around land governance in PNG, in particular, the critical challenges for governance of customary land and opportunities to address those challenges, as identif

IB 2019/19 The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency: 40 Years of Successful Regional Cooperation

The fortieth anniversary of the Pacific Islands Forum’s most successful initiative went unnoticed by Forum leaders at their meeting in Tuvalu in early August.

Another vote for independence: New Caledonia's second referendum on self-determination

The French Pacific dependency of New Caledonia will hold a second referendum on self-determination in September 2020. A meeting this month in Paris between the French government, the independence movement Front de Liberation Nationale Kanak et Socialiste (FLNKS) and leaders of anti-independence parties has agreed to another vote on New Caledonia’s political status under the Noumea Accord, following the November 2018 referendum which saw an unprecedented 43 per cent vote for independence.

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