Region-PNG and the Pacific

HIV/AIDS in the Pacific: The forgotten ticking timebomb

RENATA RAM  |  Over the last decade, Pacific island countries have had to deal with a multitude of problems, with the increase in non-communicable diseases,… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 28 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Pacific leaders to meet with US President at the White House This week will see the first meeting between the President… Read More

Defence industry and the Pacific

PETER LAYTON* | From an Australian defence viewpoint, the Pacific is suddenly fashionable.  This renewed attention has encouraged some interest in possible regional opportunities… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 21 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Disaster response in focus in Brisbane Pacific ministers and officials converged on Brisbane this week for the UN’s Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 14 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Large earthquake hits Papua New Guinea An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale has struck eastern Papua New Guinea,… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 7 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Further erosion of the Rule of Law in Kiribati The government of Kiribati has suspended the three judges of the… Read More

Solomon Islands’ election postponement plans ensure global scrutiny will continue

TESS NEWTON CAIN | There has been a flurry of international media and commentary attention on Solomon Islands in recent months. Since the news… Read More

Papua New Guinea’s elections: A review and some personal insights

TEDDY WINN | Papua New Guinea has just come out of its 11th national election which took much longer than expected. The date for… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 31 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Australian Foreign Minister visits PNG and Timor Leste The Foreign Minister of Australia is visiting Papua New Guinea and Timor… Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 2: Market-based development vs structural adjustment―same same, but different

RON BEVACQUA | Some comments on the first post in this blog series linked market-based development to the structural adjustment programs (SAPs) pursued by… Read More

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The great ‘Global Coronavirus Crisis’ and the PICs
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