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One of four ANU experts attending COP26, Dr Virginia Marshall is the inaugural Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Regulation and Global Governance and the Fenner School of Environment and Society. Photo: Jamie Kidston?ANU

Pacific nations can’t be left behind at COP26

29 October 2021

Experts from The Australian National University (ANU) warn Pacific nations are at risk of being left behind in global climate negotiations if they aren’t a focus of the upcoming COP26 summit....

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....

Private Security in PNG: A Networked Approach by Sinclair Dinnen and Grant Walton

PNG’s private security industry could improve public security: report

6 September 2021

A new report from researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) highlights the vital role private security plays in ensuring public security across Papua New Guinea (PNG). The report...

L/R: Rachel England (moderator), with event speakers Pip Louey and Amelia Faotusia (c) Australia Awards Women's Leadership Initiative

The Blue Economy in the Pacific: Promise or Potential?

6 September 2021

To mark World Ocean’s Day 2021, DPA co-hosted an event with the Australia Awards Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), titled ‘The Blue Economy in the Pacific: Promise or Potential?’. Held on 8 June...

Denghua Zhang

Recording now live: Research-Policy Nexus: New Developments about Pacific Studies in China

12 August 2021

On 5th August, Department of Pacific Affairs hosted a seminar by Dr Denghua Zhang called ‘Research-Policy Nexus: New Developments about Pacific Studies in China’. Research on China’s diplomacy and...

View over South Auckland. Image from WikiCommons

Recording now live: The housing experiences of Pacific peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand

1 July 2021

On 17th June 2021, DPA hosted a seminar on the housing experiences of Pacific peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand, particularly those living in Auckland. DPA Pacific Fellow Dr Gemma Malungahu shared...

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...

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...

Papua New Guinea’s first prime minister, Sir Michael Somare. Picture by Dan McGarry

Obituary: Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare

26 February 2021

With the death of Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare – the man who led Papua New Guinea to independence in 1975 and became Papua New Guinea’s longest-serving member of parliament – the Pacific has lost...

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