Tag Archives: Indonesia

Diminishing conflicts in Asia and the Pacific: why some subside and others don’t

Diminishing conflicts in Asia and the Pacific: why some subside and others don’t (2012) Edited by Edward Aspinall, Robin Jeffrey & Anthony Regan.* Since the publication of the 2005 Human Security Report, scholars and policy-makers have debated the causes, interpretation … Continue reading

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Launch of the ANU Southeast Asia Institute (23 October 2012)

The ANU’s Southeast Asia Institute was launched last Tuesday: “The primary scope of the Institute covers Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam, as well as ASEAN as the major regional organization, with … Continue reading

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CDI’s recent Pacific-related activities

The ANU’s Centre for Democratic Institutions (CDI) has recently added a number of pages to its website, including a variety of reports on CDI’s Pacific-related activities: Speaker’s Retreat (PNG) | 22-24 September 2012 CDI Supports Young Political Leaders Forum Phase … Continue reading

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Fifty years on, Australia’s Papua policy is still failing

Richard Chauvel’s latest post to Inside Story suggests that the Australian government is missing an important strategic opportunity to help Indonesian President Yudhoyono develop a long-term solution to the Papua ‘problem’ [For more context, see Filep Karma and the fight for Papua’s future, Chauvel’s … Continue reading

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Governing New Guinea: An oral history of Papuan administrators, 1950-1990 (by Leontine Visser)

[Text taken from the KITLV website.] This is the first time that indigenous Papuan administrators share with an international public their experiences governing their country. These administrators were the brokers of development. After graduating from the School for Indigenous Administrators (OSIBA) they … Continue reading

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Australia accused of link to human rights abuses in West Papua

On 27 and 28 August, ABC’s 7:30 ran a news feature which raised grave concerns that Australian government support for counter-terrorism in Indonesia is linked to torture and extrajudicial killings in West Papua. Read a follow-up opinion piece on Australia’s West Papua … Continue reading

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Drawn from Paradise: The Discovery, Art and Natural History of the Birds of Paradise

Drawn from Paradise is David Attenborough’s journey through the cultural history of the birds of paradise, one of the most exquisite and extravagant, colourful and intriguing families of birds. From the moment they were introduced to the European mind in … Continue reading

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2012 ARC Laureates, Future Fellows… and Pacific research

The Pacific Institute at the ANU would like to recognise the significant effort of all academic and support staff who participated in ARC rounds in 2012 and congratulate all recipients of these awards. This post lists 2012 ARC Laureates and … Continue reading

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“Enough Is Enough!” Testimonies of Papuan Women Victims of Violence and Human Rights Violations 1963–2009

[new English translation] by the International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), the Women Commission, and the Women Working Group of Papuan People Assembly (Indonesia). “We women of Papua have been bruised, cornered, besieged from all directions. We are not safe at … Continue reading

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Big plans for Papua (Indonesia)

Down To Earth (DTE) special feature, May 2012 [read more].

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The Coral Triangle Day (9 June 2012)

The CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat, together with the CTI National Coordinating Committees and partner organizations, is set to launch the first annual celebration of the Coral Triangle Day on June 9,  2012, in conjunction with World Oceans Day [read more…]

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Coral Triangle Fishers Forum II (18-20 June)

The Coral Triangle Fishers Forum (CTFF) II, will be held in Suva Fiji and will allow participants to gain perspective from fishers around the region, learn more about the issues that affect them, and gain a common ground in achieving … Continue reading

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New tools in mapping for disasters and development

GFDRR Innovation Series: On May 3, 2012, around 200 mapping experts and development professionals from 70 organisations met

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ACIAR fisheries program project profiles 2012

The Fisheries Program, through research partnerships, assists collaborating agencies to build and sustain their capacity to manage capture fisheries and aquaculture industries for improved incomes and food security.

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Update on ADB projects in the Pacific (30 April 2012)

The Asian Development Bank has just released new fact sheets for the following Pacific Island nations: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, … Continue reading

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