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In this Centre of Gravity Series, Jim Molan examines why the current uncertain strategic environment should be of utmost importance to Australia.
Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste both have new coalition governments following mid-year parliamentary elections, but the processes that produced them and the outcomes could not be more dissimilar.
Timor-Leste has made impressive progress since its historic achievement of independence in 2002.
Fiji’s new parliament that emerged in 2014 after eight years
of military rule revived the prospects for parliamentary
democracy in that country. However, concerns have been
After the 2014 general election, Tonga now joins
five other states (three of which are also in the
Pacific Islands region) in having no female members
of their lower or single house of parliament.
Parliaments play a crucial role in enhancing democracy,
especially in countries that are transitioning from an
authoritarian regime to a democratic system. Parliaments are
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When Vanuatu conducted its fourth postindependence general election, in November last year, more was at stake perhaps than in any previous election.
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