Posts by Griffith Asia Institute

Vale Dr Netatua Pelesikoti Taufatofua

Dr Netatua Pelesikoti, a distinguished Tongan scientist, passed away suddenly in Nuku’alofa on 11 November.  The Griffith University community would like to express our heartfelt condolences… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 25 November

Budget passed in Papua New Guinea In a further twist to the political drama playing out in PNG, the Marape government was back in Parliament… Read More

Strengthening pandemic preparedness and response begins with answering the question: Where are the women?

Research from the Ebola and Zika epidemics clearly demonstrated that disease outbreaks affect women differently to men, while also differentially impacting non-binary genders and transgender persons. The impacts have… Read More

Regional wrap | 62

US election results and 'truth decay' RCEP done and dusted Morrison-Suga summit and a new Indo-Pacific defence pact Read More

South East Asia Snapshot #7

SouthEast Asia Snapshot with Dr Lucy West - Myanmar’s ruling NLD win absolute majority - Thai lawmakers consider constitutional amendments Read More

Facebook: Can’t live with it, can’t live without it.

Pacific governments face a crucial dilemma with social media. How they react will define our future. The decision this week by Solomon Islands’ cabinet… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 18 November

Political upheaval in Papua New Guinea Just 18 months since he took on the role of Prime Minister, James Marape now faces a battle… Read More

China still in the mood to pull Australia their way

Even as the world has been transfixed by the vulnerabilities and the excitements of democracy in America, Beijing has underlined its own hugely contrasting pathway… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 11 November

New President in Palau Palau has a new leader. The new President is Surangel Whipps. His opponent in the run-off, Ray Oilouch conceded late… Read More

A climate for change in the Pacific

Pacific island states hope to work with a new administration in the White House to galvanise global action on climate change, writes Wesley Morgan. Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
The importance of media freedom as a foundation for democracy in the Pacific
The source of Xi Jinping’s extraordinary power
Media repression in Melanesia

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