Region-PNG and the Pacific

Reimagining a future that values the lives, experiences and cultures across the Asia Pacific

EMILY HOUSE | Our futures are constantly shaped by the past. But who is this future shaped for? The future is often offered to… Read More

Making visible in resistance to the conventional terms of recognition

STEVEN PIDGEON | Questioning why certain stories are told while others are erased, as well as who decides which is which, is a powerful… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 25 May

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  ‘Out of season’ cyclone drenches Vanuatu Cyclone season officially ended on April 30th. However, that did not stop Tropical Cyclone Gina… Read More

The Pacific Step-up: Drowning not waving

PAUL SLATER | In 1999, tensions between ethnic groups in Solomon Islands were rising. For anyone who cared to notice, there was even a… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 18 May

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  PNG rocked by sudden death of Deputy Prime Minister Just as Papua New Guinea heads into an election campaign, the country… Read More

Looking north: Australia’s engagement with the “Compact States”

ISABELLA BROWN AND TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  The “Compact States” are those countries that are in free association with the United States of America: Republic… Read More

Japan and the Pacific—introducing PALM

ISABELLA BROWN AND TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  The Pacific Leaders Meeting (PALM) is a summit-level meeting that began in 1997 and has been held… Read More

The world doesn’t care about swings in marginal seats. Climate action must spearhead a new Australian foreign policy

WESLEY MORGAN | Late last year, more than 100 former diplomats and officials called for a new Australian foreign policy—with climate action at the centre—to… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 4 May

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  PNG and Fiji elections update In Papua New Guinea, the dates of this year’s elections have been set. The start of… Read More

Fixing Australia’s failing Pacific Step-up strategy

PETER LAYTON | Publicly, Australia’s Pacific Step-up aims to win friends and influence people. Behind this facade however, a core purpose is… 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.