Tag Archives: Nauru

Call for proposals: ‘Supporting culture as a vector of democracy and economic growth’

EuropeAid has issued a call for proposals for ‘Supporting culture as a vector of democracy and economic growth’ under the EU thematic programme Investing in People. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 18 December 2012. The call includes two … Continue reading

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Pacific Buzz (November 14): Pacific elections wrap | Fiji election preparations | Call to reorient PNG spending to boost recurrent budget | Agriculture and land in PNG | More

A fortnightly roundup of policy news in the Pacific by the Pacific Institute of Public Policy and the Development Policy Centre. POLITICS Pacific elections wrap There has been a lot of political activity in the Pacific with elections in Vanuatu, Palau, American Samoa and Guam. Intense negotiations continue in Vanuatu as two rival groups seek to form a coalition government when parliament convenes on 19 November to elect a new prime minister. The […] Continue reading

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The State of Pacific Towns and Cities: Urbanization in ADB’s Pacific Developing Member Countries

This report investigates urbanization trends across the 14 Pacific developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank. It examines the history of Pacific urbanization, current state of infrastructure and service provision within urban areas, and… Continue reading

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ANU’s new student group: the Micronesian and Australian Friends Association

  The Australian National University has a new student group geared towards increasing the awareness of Micronesians in Australia – the Micronesian and Australian Friends Association (MAFA).  The ANU-chartered student group was formed in May 2012 by a small group … Continue reading

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The devil’s in the detail

Savitri Taylor takes a close look at asylum seeker agreements between Australia and Nauru and PNG in the latest article in her series on Australian asylum seeker issues posted to InsideStory.org.

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Negotiating asylum in PNG: let the media in, and hasten slowly

The recently passed Australian legislation on asylum seekers which effectively resumed the off-shore processing detention centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea (Manus Province) has shifted the Australian dominant public debate from “stop the boat people” mode into “Pacific solution” mode. The Australian asylum seekers bill has had an instantaneous domino effect in terms of awakening the dormant, but, at Australia’s whim, changeable political dialogue on asylum seekers in Papua […] Continue reading

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Pacific Buzz (August 22): Clinton to attend Pacific Forum | Pacific Solution returns | Solomon Islands prepares for troop withdrawal… and more

A fortnightly roundup of policy news in the Pacific by the Pacific Institute of Public Policy and the Development Policy Centre. POLITICS Clinton to attend Pacific Forum Hilary Clinton will be the first Secretary of State to attend a Pacific Island Forum meeting. It is intended to signal the US is serious about increasing its engagement with the Pacific, and motivated by a desire to counter China’s growing influence in the region. Behind […] Continue reading

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Six days on Nauru

A new post to InsideStory of extracts from Michael Gordon’s 2005 account of his visit to the Australian government’s Nauru detention centre.

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AusAID’s new Pacific pages

As part of its efforts to improve transparency (and revamp its website), AusAID continues to re-release country pages. The latest include: Samoa, Tonga and Nauru. For more, see AusAID’s Transparency Charter pages.

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Sexualities, Sexual Rights and HIV in PNG and the Pacific

Report by Dr Katherine Lepani and Professor Margaret Jolly. For three intensive days from July 11-13, a congregation of fifty-three scholars, activists, policy-makers, and practitioners met at ANU to exchange perspectives and engage in discussion on Sexualities, Sexual Rights and … Continue reading

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Pacific Energy Update 2012 (ADB)

This document provides an update of the existing 2012 portfolio of Pacific energy sector projects and a summary of requested assistance for 2013. Continue reading

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11th Festival of Pacific Arts: ‘Culture in Harmony with Nature’

From 1-14 July 2012, thousands of artists and performers from the region will gather in Honiara for the Pacific’s largest, most colourful and exciting cultural event. The 11th Festival of Pacific Arts will feature traditional and contemporary visual and performing arts – … Continue reading

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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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UK Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Developing Countries (close 31 May)

CSS are for Masters by coursework only.

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Applications open: Australian Development and Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships (close 30 April 2012)

Applications are now open for Australian Development Scholarships and Australian Leadership Award Scholarships (facilitated through AusAID). Information about specific eligibility criteria are available for the following Pacific Island states: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Pacific Collectivities (New … Continue reading

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