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VIEW OF NOMUKA, TONGA, COVERED IN ASH FROM THE VOLCANO. Photo: New Zealand Defence Force

“Deep concern” for cut off Tonga

18 January 2022

Two Tongan academics at The Australian National University (ANU) say panic and a lack of clear information are hampering search and rescue efforts in the wake of the eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga...

Bell School PhD scholars co-author Bangladesh's National Strategy on Climate Displacement

15 December 2021

The Bangladesh government has announced a $37 billion budget to tackle climate change. The budget is based on its 2021 National Strategy on Internal Displacement Management, and is co-authored by...

FPO Symposium picture - Woven bags from the Pacific (Vanuatu and PNG)

Event next week - Symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region

1 December 2021

On 9 December 2021, the Australian National University and the Pacific Community (SPC) are hosting an online symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region from 9am-5pm Canberra time....

One of four ANU experts attending COP26, Dr Virginia Marshall is the inaugural Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Regulation and Global Governance and the Fenner School of Environment and Society. Photo: Jamie Kidston?ANU

Pacific nations can’t be left behind at COP26

29 October 2021

Experts from The Australian National University (ANU) warn Pacific nations are at risk of being left behind in global climate negotiations if they aren’t a focus of the upcoming COP26 summit....

Private Security in PNG: A Networked Approach by Sinclair Dinnen and Grant Walton

PNG’s private security industry could improve public security: report

6 September 2021

A new report from researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) highlights the vital role private security plays in ensuring public security across Papua New Guinea (PNG). The report...

Meet Maria Shumusti

31 August 2021

My name is Maria Shumusti, and I moved to Canberra from Mumbai, India in 2018, to pursue a Master in International Relations at the Australian National University. I think one of the turning points...

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Recording now live: The housing experiences of Pacific peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand

1 July 2021

On 17th June 2021, DPA hosted a seminar on the housing experiences of Pacific peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand, particularly those living in Auckland. DPA Pacific Fellow Dr Gemma Malungahu shared...

DPA Seminar Series

DPA Seminar Series to resume

12 May 2021

In 2021, the Department of Pacific Affairs will resume its departmental seminar series, focusing on topical areas of research, current debates and issues in the Pacific region, and approaches to...

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Toksave Pacific Gender Resource now live

9 April 2021

The Toksave Pacific Gender Resource is a new online portal that aims to make quality research on gender in the Pacific discoverable and accessible. There are currently over 600 research articles...

Dr Denghua Zhang, Department of Pacific Affairs

A Cautious New Approach: China's Growing Trilateral Aid Cooperation – a book by Dr Denghua Zhang

9 February 2021

In March 2020, ANU Press published A Cautious New Approach: China’s Growing Trilateral Aid Cooperation — a book authored by Department of Pacific Affairs’ Research Fellow Dr Denghua Zhang. The book,...

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