Topic-Economies and development

Scholars examine emerging developmental issues in the Pacific region

Earlier this year the newly formed Development Studies Association of Australia (DSAA) held its inaugural conference. To date Australia has… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

Pacific countries dealing with COVID-19 Pacific island countries are continuing to deal with the impacts of COVID-19. Revised travel restrictions have been issued by several… Read More

Women’s workforce participation: A global agenda facing global challenge

Women’s participation in the workforce is a priority issue in the global agenda for women’s equality. With the rise of COVID-19, commitments to advance women’s… Read More

The US-China trade war: Implications of the phase one deal

The trade ‘war’ between the US and China has been continuing since July 2018. Trade tensions between the two super-economies has had a substantial impact… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

Leaked details of a proposed ‘loan’ to Solomon Islands Details of what was proposed as a ‘loan’ to the government of Solomon Islands have been… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

Horizon corruption scandal erupts in Australia and extends to PNG Horizon Oil is at the heart of a corruption scandal that has erupted in Australia… Read More

Despite its Pacific ‘step-up’, Australia is still not listening to the region, new research shows

The Australian government has spent the past year promoting its “Pacific step-up” as one of the country’s “highest foreign policy priorities”. Although there has… Read More

Four reasons why the Indo-Pacific matters in 2020

If there is one place in the world that we need to keep our eyes on for a better understanding of the dynamics of international… Read More

US and EU laws show Australia’s Right to Repair moment is well overdue

Australians are buying more and more gadgets and devices. Our homes and workplaces seemed to be filled with smart phones, drones, Fitbits, internet- connected fridges,… Read More

Remittances vis-à-vis bank credit and investments in Pacific island countries: The case of Fiji

Remittances––the transmission of money and goods to households by migrant workers for reasons of altruism, insurance and investment––have increased steadily over the years to become… Read More

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Our research focuses on the trade and business, politics, governance, security, economies and development of the Asia Pacific and their significance for Australia. Griffith University is committed to advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the region.