Papua New Guinea

Do No Harm: Findings from PNG & Solomon Islands

Understanding the relationship between women’s economic empowerment and violence against women.

As a new defence chief comes in, Australia must focus its attention on its neighbours

You would be forgiven if it appeared the Australian Defence Force was still orientated towards all things European but Australia increasingly is having to engage closely not just with close and trusted partners but with its own neighbours.

DP2017/2 The Creation of Two New Provinces in Papua New Guinea — A Story of False Starts and Near Fatal Collisions

Sir Manasupe Zurenuoc OBE Kt made an enor­mous contribution to Papua New Guinea. During his career in public service he touched many lives and will be fondly remembered.

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.

‘Givim lo Aza' (Give it to the Mother): Oro women in the 2017 PNG National Elections

There has been an increasing number of women candidates standing in the elections in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the last twenty years. Nonetheless, the political culture and electoral setting are inhospitable for women. This makes it difficult for them to participate in politics effectively. With no legislated temporary special measures implemented in PNG to date, women vying for national representation are encouraged simply to keep contesting until they get elected.

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

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.

From Silos to Networks? The potential of PNG’s private sector industry to enhance public security

In response to concerns about the country’s internal security challenges and in line with global trends, Papua New Guinea’s private security industry has grown substantially over the past few decades. However, relatively little is known about how the sector operates and its potential to help, or indeed exacerbate, the country’s complex security problems. Drawing on recent research, this seminar examines PNG’s private security industry, situating it within the broader network of security actors comprising that country’s plural security landscape.

An examination of the local business development program at the Ok Tedi mine, Papua New Guinea

Resource companies in Papua New Guinea (PNG) aim to develop landowner companies capable of meeting governance and compliance requirements, being commercially viable and generating benefits beyond mine closure. This presentation will consider whether this aim has been achieved by the local business development (LBD) program associated with Ok Tedi mine in PNG. Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) has made consistent effort in managing its LBD program over the last fifty years.

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

We are inviting expressions of interest from groups or individuals who would like to present individually or to organise a panel on a topic related to family protection orders.

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