Pacific

WP 2022/01 Security Cooperation in the Pacific: Workshop Report

In November 2021 an online workshop was held to better understand security cooperation between partner states; between PICs themselves, and with their citizens; and between partners, PICs and citiz

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

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.

IB 2021/33 Pacific Regionalism: Opportunities and Challenges

For five decades, Pacific Island countries have used regionalism as a main vehicle to promote development and security.

State of the Pacific 2021– Domestic politics of climate change

Pacific activists across a broad range of sectors have worked hard to capture the attention of a global audience on the risks and challenges that climate change presents to the Pacific Islands region. These voices have been effective in calling for greater climate action from major carbon emitting economies, and innovative in their demands for recognition of the loss and damages incurred as a result of climate change. While this global story of the Pacific Islands region is well known, less visible is the domestic politics related to climate change.

DP 2021/04 Restricting Party Hopping in Papua New Guinea’s Parliament

This paper argues that legislative initiative is needed to control party hopping by members of parliament (MPs), especially during the constitutional period for the moving of a motion of no confide

PB 2021/01 The Development Benefits of Investing in Training Seasonal Workers

Since the introduction of the Seasonal Worker Program there has been a tendency by the majority of government stakeholders to focus on the development benefits possible through financial remittance

IB 2021/31 Ain’t No Sunshine when Xi’s Gone: What’s behind China’s Declining Aid to the Pacific?

The much-awaited update to the Pacific Aid Map showed a sharp drop in China’s 2019 aid spend in the Pacific, despite the pressing development needs presented by COVID-19.

IB 2021/30 Developing Pharmaceutical Legislation in the Federated States of Micronesia

In the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), pharmacies are largely unregulated, giving rise to a lack of quality control over medicines and potentially exposing the public to harmful consequences.

Aotearoa in flux: Exploring the impact of national identity decolonisation on New Zealand–Pacific relations

Aotearoa New Zealand has experienced significant yet subtle change since the 1970s. Much of this change emerged from the Māori renaissance, the renewed cultural activism that challenged the dynamic between indigenous Māori and settler Pākehā populations. Though its impact on certain areas of modern Aotearoa has been well examined, how these changes affected its attitudes about, interactions with, and behaviour in the Pacific remains overlooked.

From Promise to Practice? The Blue Economy and Sustainable Ocean Development in the Pacific

The blue economy has burst onto the global stage as the latest trend in ocean governance and management. Promoted as an agenda of sustainable ocean development, the blue economy promises to drive improved engagement with oceans across social, economic and environmental dimensions. Of particular allure is the agenda’s assertion that socioeconomic development can be decoupled from environmental degradation, enabling an expansion and intensification of ocean industries with supposedly minimal impact on marine ecosystems.

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