PNG Update – PNG: after the elections

This year’s PNG Update Conference will again be held in Port Moresby from 10-11 August 2017. Confirmed keynote speakers include Ms Catherine Ebert-Gray, Professor Eric Kwa, Mr Roy Trivedy and Dr Fiona Hukula.

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PNG Update

Call for Papers: The Pacific islands in the twenty-first century

The call for papers to a special Pacific-focused issue of the Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies journal is open now. The deadline is October 31st 2017.

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Viti Levu Island, Fiji

2017 Pacific Update Conference

The 2017 Pacific Update Conference was held on June 20-21, 2017, at the University of the South Pacific Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji. Presentations are available now.

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My Father, My Country: a film evening with Dame Meg Taylor

Dame Meg Taylor Had a Q and A discussion on her film, 'My Father, My Country' after screening the film on 22nd of June.

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Dame Meg Taylor

Drought and famine relief in Papua New Guinea, 2015-2016

The panel discussion provided a national overview of the impact of recent drought and frosts in PNG, and the responses by the PNG national government, donors and churches. Presentations are available now.

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  • Our analysis on the 2017-18 aid budget, and our aid budget breakfast event, was covered by media.
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  • Devpolicy migration expert Henry Sherrell spoke to numerous media outlets about the impacts of changes to the 457 visa scheme.
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  • Some of our recent PNG research on corruption and aid advisors has been the subject of radio interviews.
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  • Media covered the launch of a new Master's program at UPNG, our PNG Elections Database, and PNG Budget Database.
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  • Robin Davies authored a Fact Check for The Conversation on Australia's foreign aid.
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  • Coverage of the 2017 Australasian Aid Conference and Mitchell Humanitarian Award.
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