Region-PNG and the Pacific

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

Third time has little charm: New Caledonia’s referendum on independence

TESS NEWTON CAIN | As Tropical Cyclone Ruby fades into memory for New Caledonia, the results of the referendum on independence that was held… Read More

Art as diplomacy in the Asia Pacific region

CAITLIN BYRNE | An ongoing aim in Australian diplomacy is to deepen the nation’s engagement with the dynamism and diversity of the Asia Pacific… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 15 December

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Independence referendum held in New Caledonia The third referendum on independence envisaged by the Noumea Accords was held in… Read More

COP26: Pacific participation and responses

TESS NEWTON CAIN AND REBEKAH GENTNER | With the benefit of a little distance and perspective, we can look back at the Glasgow COP… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 8 December

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Motion of No Confidence debated in Solomon Islands Monday saw the Parliament of Solomon Islands meet to debate a motion… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 1 December

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Solomon Islands focus shifts to Parliament Further to the riots of last week in Honiara, the weekend saw community… Read More

As Australia deploys troops and police, what now for Solomon Islands?

TESS NEWTON CAIN |  On Thursday evening, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Australia would deploy police, diplomats and defence force personnel to Solomon Islands “to… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 19 January
Social media and democracy in the Philippines
A disruptive innovation, future-focussed Australian strategic studies
The UN resolution on global happiness: An Asian perspective

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