politics

IB 2022/10 Women’s Inclusion in the Post-Referendum Consultation Process between Papua New Guinea and Bougainville

In late 2019, in a non-binding referendum, 97.7 per cent of Bougainvilleans voted for independence from Papua New Guinea (PNG).

The China Alternative - Book Launch and Panel Discussion

PLEASE NOTE: This event is a hybrid event and will take place both, in-person as well as online.

WP 2022/02 Papua New Guinea’s 2022 Electoral Boundaries Redistribution

The Electoral Boundaries Commission (EBC) of Papua New Guinea recently completed another redistribution, but the changes have limited relationship to the actual population imbalances and do little

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

IB 2022/05 Women’s Candidate Training in the COVID Era: The 2021 Tonga Election

In late November 2021, 38,500 electors went to the polls across the 36 inhabited islands of Tonga. None of the women who stood for election were successful.

IB 2022/04 Intractable Barriers to Women’s Election in Tonga

In this In Brief the authors consider lessons learned in the aftermath of women candidates’ defeat in the 18 November 2021 general election.

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).

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

IB 2022/01 Electing the First Woman to the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia

This In Brief discusses gender politics in contemporary Federated States of Micronesia and the one instance of how a woman candidate was able to win a place in the Congress.

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