2019

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    PNG budget handed down The budget for 2020 (the Marape government’s first) has been handed down in Papua… Read More

The G20: Outcomes, issues and prospects

On the 29 November 2019, the Griffith Asia Institute hosted the 9th annual Australia-Japan Dialogue with the generous support of Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and… Read More

Earth has a couple more chances to avoid catastrophic climate change. This week is one of them

Almost 200 world leaders gather in Madrid this week for climate talks which will largely determine the success of the Paris agreement, and by extension,… Read More

The state of the step-up: Australia’s engagement with the Pacific

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Since winning the election in May 2019, Scott Morrison has maintained his categorical statement that the Pacific islands region… Read More

The power of the ballot box

The remarkable people of Hong Kong — long written off by outsiders as conformists focused on turning a buck — keep confounding the stereotypes. With… Read More

South Pacific Central Banking Research Conference and Regional Policy Dialogue

The 2019 Griffith-SPCB annual conference held in Port Vila in November brought together South Pacific central bank researchers to share current research on the region with… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Voting commences in the Bougainville referendum Voting in the Bougainville referendum commenced on November 23rd. The voting… Read More

Nepal’s border pains: burning effigies of Modi and Xi

Earlier this week, some agitated Nepalese youths poured onto streeets and burnt effigies of Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping – executive heads of two neighboring… Read More

Perspectives:Asia | Bold, Simple or Dumb: Australia’s economic engagement with Asia

Dr Stephanie Fahey, CEO, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) spoke at the 14 November 2019, Perspectives:Asia talk. With the global trade environment… Read More

Nuclear deterrence and the US–Australia alliance

Speaking at the Hudson Institute in Washington two weeks ago, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds affirmed Australia’s readiness to play a more active role… Read More

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