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Dr Judy Putt with the award

Bell School prize for ‘Partnership, Impact and Engagement’ awarded to the research project on 'Family Protection Orders'

8 November 2022

The research project on ‘The use and efficacy of family protection orders in PNG’ has been awarded the Bell School prize for ‘Partnership, Impact and Engagement’. Across the world a crucial reform to...

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

New research released on family protection orders in Papua New Guinea

3 October 2022

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...

Regional Accelerator Forum participants in Cairns, September 2021. Photo: Pacific Labour Facility

Study to investigate safety and wellbeing of Pacific workers in Australia

22 March 2022

Researchers at ANU Department of Pacific Affairs are embarking on a study to investigate the safety and wellbeing of workers under the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme. The...

FPO Symposium picture - Woven bags from the Pacific (Vanuatu and PNG)

Recording now available - Symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region

23 February 2022

On 9 December 2021 the Australian National University (ANU) and the Pacific Community (SPC) co-convened a ‘Symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region’. Family protection orders are...

Meet Farkhondeh Akbari

14 February 2022

Farkhondeh (Faroo) Akbari is a PhD student of the Department of International Relations at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs (Bell School). Growing up as a refugee in Australia, Faroo...

FPO Symposium picture - Woven bags from the Pacific (Vanuatu and PNG)

Event next week - Symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region

1 December 2021

On 9 December 2021, the Australian National University and the Pacific Community (SPC) are hosting an online symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region from 9am-5pm Canberra time....

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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