Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Tropical Cyclone Harold in the region On top of dealing with the impacts of Covid-19, the arrival of… Read More

COVID-19 responses: Why feminist leadership matters in a crisis

Gender equality is not just for good times, it matters in a crisis. Susan Harris Rimmer and Elise Stephenson on Covid19 Read More

India goes into lock-down to fight COVID-19: Is the cure worse than the disease?

India goes into lock-down to fight COVID-19: Is the cure worse than the disease as desperate migrant workers struggle to get home. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

COVID-19 impacts felt across the region The impacts of the global pandemic that is COVID-19 are being felt across the region. Several countries have declared… Read More

COVID-19 and South East Asia: the week that was

Weekly snapshots from the region present an opportunity for Australia and Southeast Asian nations to keep watch of each other, and to learn from shared experiences. In this update we look back on the week that was, Monday 23 to Sunday 29 March 2020. Read More

Emerging disease and emerging economies: The capacity of Pacific health systems in the face of COVID-19

How will Pacific Island and Territories respond to the global pandemic, Covid19. Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight drove home the rather surreal realisation that we’re living in unprecedented times. Never before, at least in the living memory of today’s… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    COVID-19 reaches the Pacific COVID-19 is now present in the Pacific islands region. There are now dozens of confirmed… Read More

The ‘C’ word, burning elephants, post truth and how Pacific nations can lobby Australia’s position on climate change

With the elephant of climate change well and truly in the room and on fire in Australia, the Morrison Government is still shy to use… Read More

Australia-Philippines: Prolonged partners

Canberra and Manila can draw on what is approaching 75 years of diplomatic relations to respond to regional challenges and enhance cooperation. The announcement… 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.