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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

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands strengthen relations Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands have signed treaties to… Read More

The importance of media freedom as a foundation for democracy in the Pacific

Pacific nations are on the frontline not only of climate change impacts but also of competition between opposing super powers, like China and the U.S,… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Leaked details of a proposed ‘loan’ to Solomon Islands Details of what was proposed as a ‘loan’ to the… Read More

The long road home

Originally published by the Pacific Institute of Public Policy, this 2013 appreciation of Andy Ayamiseba’s life of activism in exile is one of the few… Read More

The obfuscation of human rights in the climate change discourse in the Pacific

The United Nations human rights committee, who heard the case between Teitiota v New Zealand  in January, obfuscated Teitiota’s argument on human rights when… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Horizon corruption scandal erupts in Australia and extends to PNG Horizon Oil is at the heart of a corruption… Read More


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