Pillar 2: Livelihoods and culture

Deep sea mining—can it sink the visions in Pacific regionalism?

PATRICK KAIKU | Pacific island states have combined custodianship over some of the richest and most extensive Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) in the… Read More

HIV/AIDS in the Pacific: The forgotten ticking timebomb

RENATA RAM  |  Over the last decade, Pacific island countries have had to deal with a multitude of problems, with the increase in non-communicable… Read More

Digital futures: Driving systemic change for women

ERIN WATSON-LYNN AND TENGEI WANG | As digital technology continues to unlock new financial opportunities for people across Asia and the Pacific, it is… Read More

Making visible in resistance to the conventional terms of recognition

STEVEN PIDGEON | Questioning why certain stories are told while others are erased, as well as who decides which is which, is a powerful… Read More

Pacific resilience tested on multiple fronts

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    It was quite the year for the Pacific islands in 2021. Countries have had to negotiate the ongoing impacts… Read More

COVID a wild card in efforts to help Tonga

TESS NEWTON CAIN | It has been a long 24 hours for those with family, friends, and connections in Tonga. The eruption of the… Read More

Art as diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific region

CAITLIN BYRNE  |  An ongoing aim in Australian diplomacy is to deepen the nation’s engagement with the dynamism and diversity of the Asia… Read More

Vanuatu: The view from the top of the Happy Planet Index

JAMIE TANGUAY | Vanuatu has recently ranked second in the Happy Planet Index (HPI)—a measure of efficiency in delivering long and happy lives… Read More

Land, culture, livelihood: What Indigenous people stand to lose from climate ‘solutions’

ROB HALES, ROWAN FOLEY, TIM CADMAN AND TONI HAY | In the first major deal of the Glasgow climate summit, more than 100 nations… Read More

One region, one family, one report: Activating trade and investment between Australia and the Pacific islands region

CAITLIN BYRNE AND TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Pacific island nations, like many others in the Asia Pacific, face a long and challenging… 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.