Region-PNG and the Pacific

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 | 24 November

TESS NEWTON CAIN |  Elections in Tonga General elections were held in Tonga at the end of last week. Of a total of 26… Read More

(Re)focus on New Caledonia

TESS NEWTON CAIN | On 12 December 2021, the people of New Caledonia will go to the polls. It is the date that has… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 17 November

TESS NEWTON CAIN | COP closes In Glasgow, COP26 has ended. As reactions and responses come in, it is clear that Pacific negotiators have mixed… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
The Pacific Step-up: Drowning not waving
Reflections on press freedom as a pillar of democracy
Gender based violence in Papua New Guinea