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Meet Kate Macfarlane

30 November 2021

A profound interest in children and armed conflict, especially the reintegration experiences of former girl child soldiers in South Asia, was the driving force that led Kate Macfarlane to start her...

Timeline of the passing of domestic violence and family protection legislation in the Pacific. Image: The Pacific Community (SPC)

Symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region - Call for expressions of interest

5 October 2021

The Australian National University, in conjunction with the Pacific Community (SPC), is planning to convene a virtual symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region on 9 December 2021....

Line of voters during Samoan elections

Recording now online: The prolonged and unprecedented 2021 Samoan Elections

28 May 2021

On 20 May 2021, DPA hosted a webinar on the prolonged and unprecedented 2021 Samoan elections. The webinar took place in the midst of a tense period, shortly before Parliament was expected to resume...

DPA Seminar Series

DPA Seminar Series to resume

12 May 2021

In 2021, the Department of Pacific Affairs will resume its departmental seminar series, focusing on topical areas of research, current debates and issues in the Pacific region, and approaches to...

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Toksave Pacific Gender Resource now live

9 April 2021

The Toksave Pacific Gender Resource is a new online portal that aims to make quality research on gender in the Pacific discoverable and accessible. There are currently over 600 research articles...

First step on the ladder

15 March 2021

A program of workshops for women ECRs (levels A and B academic staff and final year PhDs). The ‘nuts and bolts’ or, everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about becoming an academic....

Bilums on the cover page of the Family Protection Orders Research Report.

New research released on family protection orders in Papua New Guinea

3 March 2021

New research is now available on the use and efficacy of family protection orders in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The research found that the majority of women taking out an interim protection order felt...

Fruit market in Port Villa, Vanuatu

ANU scholarships for short course in Pacific development – enrol by 14 February

5 February 2021

The Australian National University (ANU) has extended the enrolment period until 14 February 2021 for students interested in undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Pacific Development in Semester 1...

Figure 1 In 2018, Nicole Haley (front row, black dress) hosted the Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Rt Hon Enelse Sosene Sopoaga, and his wife (front row, centre) at an event with Pacific Island students at ANU

Recognition for excellence in diversity and inclusion

24 November 2020

In an award ceremony hosted on 17 November by the ANU Vice Chancellor, Professor Brian Schmidt, Associate Professor Nicole Haley of the Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) at the Coral Bell School of...

Poster spreading awareness regarding violence against women in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Photo by: Lindy Kanan, DPA

Dr Judy Putt discusses low conviction rates in PNG despite high domestic violence rates

9 October 2020

The 2018 Crime and Safety Perceptions Survey in PNG indicated that domestic violence was the third most common crime (in PNG) experienced in the previous 12 months by individuals or someone in their...

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