Tag Archives: Australia

Welcome, Grant Walton!

In April this year, Grant Walton joined the Crawford School of Public Policy’s Development Policy Centre as a Research Fellow. Grant joins the ANU after having completed his PhD in 2012. Grant’s PhD thesis, undertaken in the Department of Resource … Continue reading

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Prof. Nick Evans awarded ARC Laureate Fellowship

Professor Nicholas Evans has just been awarded an ARC Laureate Fellowship to pursue research on “the wellsprings of linguistic diversity”. His project “tackles the riddle of why there are so many languages in parts of the world like Australia and … Continue reading

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RAMSI: the inconvenient truth

As we’re approaching the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands’ (RAMSI) ten year anniversary, as well as the anticipated transition towards a scaled down civilian… Continue reading

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Oceania Group – University of the Third Age (U3A)

[Photo: Dr Henry Ivarature (far left), from the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), addresses the U3A Oceania Group on “Democracy and Regionalism in the Pacific”.] by Judy Johnson, Acting Coordinator, Oceania Group of the U3A (ACT). The Oceania … Continue reading

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Plagued: TB and Me

Read this insightful and profoundly affecting personal account of TB in Papua New Guinea – and living with TB – in Jo Chandler’s latest feature on PNG for The Global Mail.

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RAMSI: all good things must come to an end

As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end”. RAMSI’s good intentions and blessings to the people of Solomon Islands will eventually… Continue reading

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RAMSI: so near and yet so far

This post continues our series looking at the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) as it marks its tenth anniversary (23 July 2003), and… Continue reading

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Two new courses ‘War in the Islands’ and ‘Australia in Oceania’

Two new courses in Pacific History are on offer at the ANU in Second Semester 2013. The first, ‘Australia in Oceania in the 19th and 20th centuries‘ (PASI 2002/6002) asks the question ‘Is Australia another Pacific Island?’ It traverses the … Continue reading

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Local Intermediaries in International Exploration Conference

17-18 July 2013, ANU Commons (download program). “The history of exploration has often been thought of as a heroic drama in which the explorer is the principal narrator and protagonist. This two day conference will discuss exploration as a collective effort … Continue reading

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Peace in the Pacific (Concert by Fred Smith)

A concert on 13 July 2013 in Canberra to mark the 10th anniversary of the withdrawal of the Peace Monitoring Group in Bougainville and the commencement of RAMSI. Read more about this and other Pacific-related events by clicking the event tab (above) or … Continue reading

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RAMSI: ten years on

This is the first in a series of blog posts looking at the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) as it marks its tenth… Continue reading

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Devpolicy Blog facelift

After 2½ years, nearly 700 posts and 1,000 comments, the Devpolicy Blog has undergone a major facelift. Read more about the changes at Devpolicy.org.

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Mid-year at the Melanesian Spearhead Group

This year, as predicted, is shaping up to be one of great significance for the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) and its constituent members. The silver jubilee celebrations have been continuing, and today (20 June) sees the annual leaders’ summit in Noumea, at which point the chairmanship will transfer from Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama of Fiji to Victor Tutugoro, the spokesperson for the Front de Libération et Socialiste (FLNKS) of New Caledonia. […] Continue reading

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Navigating Pacific Studies

Semester Two 2013 will see the introduction of an entirely online course into the Bachelor of Pacific Studies syllabus – a first for Pacific Studies at the ANU. PASI 1011 / 6001: Navigating Pacific Studies has been jointly developed by Dr Roannie … Continue reading

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Vale Dennis O’Rourke (1945-2013)

The friends and colleagues of Dennis O’Rourke are deeply saddened by the death of one of the greatest documentary makers of his generation. Dennis died of cancer on June 15 in his home in Cairns surrounded by his partner Tracey … Continue reading

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