Papua New Guinea

IB 2022/07 Qualitative Interviewing during the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 1: The Literature on Telephone Interviews

It is frequently assumed that telephone interviews are inferior to face-to-face interviews, particularly for qualitative research.

IB 2022/06 Papua New Guinea’s 2022 General Elections during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The upcoming Papua New Guinea (PNG) national general elections, scheduled to run from April through July 2022, are worrying, due to concerns not only about the health of Papua New Guineans but also

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

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’.

IB 2022/03 The Need for Law Reform in Papua New Guinea: Part 2 — Updating Drug Laws

This paper is the second part in a two-part series on the need for law reform in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

IB 2022/02 The Need for Law Reform in Papua New Guinea: Part 1

This In Brief is the first in a two-part series on law reform in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

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.

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