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Griffith University is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and committed to tackling global challenges around partnerships for the goals.

Our Pacific Outlook blog features expert commentary and informed analysis on the latest Pacific news and affairs.

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… 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… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 2 February

TESS NEWTON CAIN | COVID numbers continue to rise Across the region, the number of COVID-19 cases is rising. Papua New Guinea… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 26 January

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Response underway in Tonga In Tonga, response efforts are underway further to last weekend’s volcanic explosion and tsunami. Authorities have evacuated… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 19 January

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Our thoughts and best wishes are with the people of Tonga at this time. Tonga rocked by volcanic explosion and… 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

Pacific predictions 2022

TESS NEWTON CAIN | The new year brings opportunities and challenges for the Pacific. There are big questions being asked across the region –… 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.