Pacific Outlook

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The ‘C’ word, burning elephants, post truth and how Pacific nations can lobby Australia’s position on climate change

With the elephant of climate change well and truly in the room and on fire in Australia, the Morrison Government is still shy to use… Read More

Australia’s new regional context: Pacific island futures and air power possibilities

PETER LAYTON | In the Australian strategic consciousness the Pacific islands looms very large. There is more than two hundred years of history that… Read More

Coronavirus fears and controversial passport sales: Vanuatu’s election explained

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Despite the fact there are no confirmed cases COVID-19 in Vanuatu so far, the fear is expected to present… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

Pacific countries brace for COVID-19 impacts Pacific countries are bracing for the impacts of COVID-19. The number of confirmed cases in the Pacific has… Read More

Fighting the giant

The threat of COVID-19 in the Pacific islands requires a disaster response mobilisation. A chief from the remote Banks islands in Vanuatu told me this… Read More

The nuclear-free Pacific is not free

When white flakes fell from the sky in the atolls belonging to the Marshall Islands, children were in awe and wonder, thinking it was snowing. Read More

Scholars examine emerging developmental issues in the Pacific region

Earlier this year the newly formed Development Studies Association of Australia (DSAA) held its inaugural conference. To date Australia has… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Pacific countries dealing with COVID-19 Pacific island countries are continuing to deal with the impacts of COVID-19. Revised travel… Read More

Is there an art to multi-stakeholder collaboration for resilient development in the Pacific region?

Looking back at my professional career as a climate change and disaster advisor to date, I’ve observed that one of the common denominators across success… Read More

When it comes to the Pacific the feeling is mutual: How do Australian diplomats and their academic counterparts see each other?

There are some moments which focus into sharp relief only months later. I experienced one of them after taking on a new role as… 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.