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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.

Asia Stories | Pacific Perspectives with Tess Newton Cain

Associate Professor Tess Newton Cain chats about her research, analysis and journey to studying the Pacific. Read More

Coronavirus in the Pacific: weekly briefing

TESS NEWTON CAIN AND DAN MCGARRY |    Here is the latest news about the Covid-19 outbreak across the Pacific, from Dan McGarry and Tess… Read More

Capacity building and central banking in the Pacific

COVID-19 has no doubt brought back to the policymaking table many lingering, once believed to be settled, issues—much more than the 2007 Global Financial Crisis… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Former Prime Minister arrested on arrival in PNG Former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill was arrested on his arrival into… Read More

Crisis, resilience and agency in the Pacific

“For Vanuatu while the government is giving out its relief supply, people in the communities are mobilising and bringing raw food crops to the people in the affected areas … Read More

Monetary policy statement by the Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea

Mr Loi M Bakani CMG, Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea The spread of Coronavirus, Covid-19, and its adverse impact through the disruption… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Rights groups call for an investigation into Fiji prisons service NGOs focused on the protection of human rights have… Read More

To bubble or not to bubble – there are Pacific questions

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  It should not come as a surprise to learn that there have been mixed responses from Pacific leaders… Read More

Coronavirus in the Pacific: weekly briefing

Griffith Asia Institute's Tess Newton Cain and Dan McGarry share a weekly update on Covid19 in the Pacific. Read More

COVID-19 and the PICs: Where to from here?

PARMENDRA SHARMA | Economies around the world—small, large, developing, developed, emerging—all sizes and types—are now at some point in the post-COVID-19 economic recovery… 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.