Tonga

“Deep concern” for cut off Tonga

ANU academics with family and friends in Tonga say panic and a lack of clear information are hampering search and rescue efforts in the wake of the eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano.

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.

Examining how participation in Australia’s Seasonal Worker Program impacts care arrangements in Tongan households

Adopting a mixed method approach, this research examines disruptions to Tongan households that participate in Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP). The objective of this study is to analyse changes to care arrangements of migrant workers and families and to evaluate the implications of family separation. Although recorded in other international migration spaces, there is little consideration given in academic literature on the SWP to the disruptions of care arrangements for absent migrant workers, families, and communities.

Recording now live: The housing experiences of Pacific peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand

This seminar was based on key findings from a study that explored the impacts of poor housing policy and services on Tongan families living in South Auckland, Aotearoa.

The housing experiences of Pacific peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand

This seminar will be based on key findings from a study that explored the impacts of poor housing policy and services on Tongan families living in South Auckland, Aotearoa. The implications of the study will also be shared along with proposed research that seeks to explore Pacific peoples housing and health experiences in Western Sydney during the pandemic.

Speaker

Gemma Malungahu
Australian National University

Women’s Under-Representation and Special Measures in the Tongan Parliament

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.

Women’s Under-Representation and Special Measures in the Tongan Parliament

Tonga’s parliament has never seen more than two women representatives in a single parliamentary term, and there is no sign of a gradual improvement in women’

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