Tag Archives: Fiji

Launch of book of the late Aubrey Parke, August 29

Launch of book of the late Aubrey Parke “Degei’s Descendants: spirits, place and people in Pre-Cession Fiji” Terra Australis 41, ANU Press Date:  Friday 29 August 2014 Time:  5.00pm – 7.00pm Place: Hedley Bull Atrium, Hedley Bull Building, Garran Rd, Australian … Continue reading

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Priya Chattier joined SSGM as a Pacific Research Fellow

The ANU Pacific Institute would like to welcome Dr Priya Chattier who has recently joined the State Society & Governance in Melanesia Program as a Pacific Research Fellow. Priya’s work is located at the intersections of academic and activist work on gender … Continue reading

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Nauru rule of law case and the implication for the Pacific

by Bal Kama Australia’s blind eye while rule of law under siege in the Pacific The resignation of the Australian born Nauru Supreme Court Chief Justice Geoffrey Eames last week will go down as one of the most disappointing moments in … Continue reading

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Call for initial Expressions of Interest for a 3-year PhD Scholarship for ‘The Moral and Cultural Economy of the Mobile Phone in the Pacific’ project

This three-year scholarship is for a PhD candidate who will conduct ethnographic field research for a study of the moral and cultural economy of the mobile phone in Fiji. S/he will spend at least 12 months over the three years … Continue reading

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2nd International Sustainable Sea Transport in the Pacific Talanoa Celebrating the Past – Sailing into the Future 14 – 18 July 2014

Building on the first successful Sustainable Sea Transport Talanoa held in Suva in 2012, the 2nd International Sustainable Sea Transport in the Pacific Talanoa will again bring together key stakeholders with an interest in heritage, culture, seafaring, science, vessel design, … Continue reading

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‘Relocation in the Pacific’ – workshop report (12 Aug 2013)

Venue: UNSW Law Faculty Boardroom (12 August 2013). Participants: Jane McAdam, Jon Barnett, Bruce Burson (via Skype), John Campbell, John Connell, Beth Ferris, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Monson, Kate Purcell, Sarah Williams, Elissa Waters, Fiona Chong. PRESENTATIONS Jane McAdam welcomed participants, explaining that … Continue reading

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How to respond to the impasse in Fiji?

Fiji’s coup leader-turned Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama may star on the international stage, where many diplomats take at face value his reformist claims, but his… Continue reading

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‘The Pacific Adventures of the Climate Crab’

“A new animation video has been launched aimed at supporting communities across the Pacific to be better prepared for climate change and disasters.

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New from SSGM

The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) has recently posted the following briefing notes and discussion papers to their new website: In-Brief 2013/1: Witchcraft and Sorcery-Related Killings in Melanesia: Legal Issues In-Brief 2013/2: Politicians and Political Leaders in … Continue reading

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Launch of Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia, 1893-1978

Charles Morris Woodford, First Resident Commissioner of the Solomon Islands Protectorate, c.1885. The Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia, 1893-1978 was  launched on 25 July 2013. Professor Clive Moore from the University of Queensland (UQ) has been working on the Solomon Islands … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: 2014 Pacific Research Colloquium – Developing Pacific Scholarship

January 28 to February 7, 2014 (Australian National University, Canberra) State Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) is offering twelve scholarship awards to graduate students, scholars and researchers from universities, research institutions, NGOs and other professional bodies in the … Continue reading

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Statements from Joint meeting on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in the Pacific

Read closing statements from the Joint meeting on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Fiji (8-12 July) on the SPREP website.

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Competition between local and industrial fishers heats up

Increased competition for tuna is causing tension between local fishers and industrial vessels in some Pacific Islands, and the Heads of Pacific Island Fisheries Departments have tasked the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) to examine the issue.
The problem occurs when industrial vessels compete with small-scale local fisheries (‘artisanal fisheries’) for the same fish, in the same area and during the same season. It is worse in areas where the industrial catch is large.

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In conversation with Francis Herman on Pacific media

Recently, Tess Newton Cain spent time chatting with Francis Herman. You can listen to a podcast of their conversation here or download the full transcript… Continue reading

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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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