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Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 30 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Solomon Islands and China eye closer security relationships A leaked draft of a framework security agreement is the latest manifestation of… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 23 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  MP charged with murder in Papua New Guinea An MP and his associate have been charged with murder in PNG. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 16 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  COVID-19 raising serious questions in Vanuatu In Vanuatu, the number of COVID-19 cases is continuing to rise. Health authorities have converted… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 9 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Vanuatu moves to COVID-19 Level 2 After more than a week of rumour and counter-rumour, the government of Vanuatu confirmed there… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 2 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Pacific reacts to war in Ukraine Even though the war in Ukraine is half a world away, its effects are felt… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 23 February

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  COVID-19 across the region COVID-19 continues to spread in Solomon Islands and threatens to overwhelm the country’s health services. Authorities… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 16 February

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Last minute reprieve for Pacific Islands Forum unity Just as we thought it was all over for the Pacific Islands… 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 of… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 9 February

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Marape’s overseas trip cut short Prime Minister James Marape has returned to Papua New Guinea, cutting short his trip to… Read More

Solomon Islands stress: What happened, why and what does it all mean?

TESS NEWTON CAIN | The events of November 2021 in Honiara drew much attention across the region and beyond. For… 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.