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Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 6 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  New Prime Minister for Tuvalu Tuvalu has a new Prime Minister: Feleti Teo was the only nominee when MPs finally… Read More

Reserve Bank of Australia review: Corporate governance lessons for the Pacific 

MARK OFOI  |    Reviews on state institutions are conducted, among others, to enhance systems of good governance with the intent to augment outcomes, installing… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 21 February

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Pacific Resilience Facility is 2024 priority for Pacific Islands Forum It’s been seven years in the making, but the Forum… Read More

Reserve Bank of Australia review inspires Pacific central banks to be fit-for-purpose 

SAKIUSA NABOU |    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) review has provided some thought-provoking insights that central banks in the… Read More

Voices of ni-Vanuatu handicraft livelihoods in the face of disasters in Vanuatu

ROSS WESTOBY, RACHEL CLISSOLD, KAREN McNAMARA AND VIVIANE OBED Before COVID-19, tourism in Vanuatu accounted for 34.7… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 7 February

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  PNG Prime Minister visits Australia Prime Minister James Marape of Papua New Guinea visits Australia this week. He will… Read More

Reserve Bank of Australia Review: Research to policy (R2P)

PARMENDRA SHARMA  |  The eagerly awaited Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Review report was delivered in May 2023. The anticipation stemmed from two… Read More

Regional Outlook | Enhancing the future of Australia-Papua New Guinea-US relations

SEAN JACOBS  | 30-MINUTE READ | Download PDF Introduction In 2018, at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Papua New… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 24 January

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Political shifts all round The year has got off to a busy start on the political front. We have seen… Read More

Papua New Guinea (PNG) riots: a ‘new’ nature of violence and a cause for concern

SEAN JACOBS  |  ‘Pent up rage’ is a term that springs to mind after recent violent looting in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Port… Read More


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