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Professor Darrell Tryon Research Scholarship

Are you currently a PhD student? Are you interested in spending 3 months doing research in New Caledonia? The Professor Darrell Tryon Research Scholarship was established in 2013 to honour the memory and continue the academic legacy of Professor Darrell … Continue reading

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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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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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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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PhD Scholarship with SSGM Program

The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) is seeking a highly motivated student to pursue doctoral research from early 2014. The scholarship provides an opportunity for an outstanding scholar with a background in political science, anthropology, human geography, … Continue reading

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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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New Pacific Islands Field School course at ANU

This new Pacific Studies course introduces students to the Pacific through practical engagement with the islands. The emphasis is on integrating formal learning with first hand experience. The in-country work will include fieldtrips, practical assignments and formal classes and tutorials … 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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SPC Public Health Division’s new Scientific and Technical Expert Group

On 16-17 June 2013, The Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s Public Health Division (PHD) held a meeting in Noumea to establish a new Scientific and Technical Expert Group. The group is intended to “guide PHD’s future direction and priorities, and … Continue reading

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Jobs: SSGM Pacific Research Fellow Positions

The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is seeking to appoint two Pacific Research Fellows with ongoing research interests in Melanesia (PNG, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, New … Continue reading

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Breaking the Spell: update on sorcery and witchcraft conference

“Widespread practice and belief in sorcery and witchcraft are not only linked to brutal violence and killings in Melanesia – they are stifling the development and modernisation of the region” writes Belinda Cranston. Read her article, or more about the … Continue reading

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France in the South Pacific

by Denise Fisher, Visiting Fellow at the ANU Centre for European Studies, Research School of Humanities & the Arts College of Arts and Social Sciences. This publication is now available in  PDF View Online ePub mobi or print copy formats from ANU Epress. France is a … Continue reading

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Defence White Paper: French Pacific power ignored

Denise Fisher is a Visiting Fellow at ANU’s Centre for European Studies. Her book, France in the South Pacific: Power and Politics, will soon be published by ANU E press.
The Australian Defence White Paper 2013 was not the only such document … Continue reading

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Tribute to the late Professor Darrell Tryon (1942-2013)

by Emeritus Professor Malcolm Ross, Pacific Linguistics, ANU. Emeritus Professor Darrell Tryon, longtime researcher into the languages of Vanuatu, the Solomons and the Loyalty Islands, died in Canberra on Wednesday 15th May at the age of 70. Darrell had been … Continue reading

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Ecumenical support for decolonization of French Polynesia

“In Tahiti, an ecumenical delegation was told about the need for re-inscription of French Polynesia (Maohi Nui) on the United Nations list of countries to be decolonized. The delegates discussed various pressing concerns while meeting with the local church leaders, … Continue reading

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