Pillar 2: Livelihoods and culture

Pacific NCDs and COVID-19

STEVE POLLARD | This should be the time to recall the value of human health, but how is it really valued, and can the… Read More

Meet the Mackay South Sea Islander Communities

The city of Mackay, located on the east coast of Australia, is situated 930km north of Brisbane and marks the beginning of North Queensland. Known… Read More

How are Pacific businesses really doing?

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    For the first of our Pacific Outlook webinars of 2021, the Pacific Hub partnered with Pacific Trade Invest (PTI)… Read More

Papua New Guineans farewell the Grand Chief in Brisbane

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    In the heart of Brisbane, the PNG community came together to mark the passing of the Grand Chief,… Read More

Economic informality in Pacific island countries

Anyone who has travelled to Southeast Asia knows that cities such as Jakarta and Bangkok display a rich variety of ‘informal’ economic activities. Pedestrians often… Read More

How are businesses in the Pacific really doing?

The COVID-19 global pandemic and accompanying economic crisis continues to create compounded challenges for the Pacific private sector. With closed international borders, interrupted trade routes… Read More

Cairns charts course for major Pacific hub status

Shipyards in the port city of Cairns in far-north Queensland are set to boom, with hundreds of millions of dollars projected to be spent on… Read More

Queensland – the Pacific state

When it comes to connections with the Pacific islands region, Queensland is the Australian state that can lead the way. By virtue of geography,… Read More

Pacific Islands’ tourism during COVID-19: Danger or opportunity?

In-conversation with Halatoa Fua, Liz Pechan, Marita Manley and Johanna Loehr On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Read More

Cultural Etiquette in the Pacific

The recent launch of the second edition of Cultural Etiquette in the Pacific by the Pacific Community (SPC) has sparked a renewed interest in… 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.