Tag Archives: Papua New Guinea

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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Ailing public hospitals in PNG: a radical remedy from Africa?

The Prime Minister of PNG publicly decries the state of PNG hospitals, and regularly approaches his near neighbor Australia for help to improve them. The… 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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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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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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World Bank updates website

The World Bank has updated significant portions of its website, including its pages for Papua New Guinea and for the Pacific Islands (for the World Bank, this includes – Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa, Solomon … Continue reading

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Pacific Economic Monitor (July 2013)

This edition of the Pacific Economic Monitor updates 2013 and 2014 GDP growth and inflation projections for ADB’s Pacific developing member countries. The theme of the policy briefs included in this issue is regional cooperation and integration. 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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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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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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Pacific Buzz (June 19): MSG summit underway | Deep-sea minerals | Fisheries agreements | Tonga budget | More

A roundup of political and economic news by the Pacific Institute of Public Policy and the Development Policy Centre. POLITICS West Papua decision delayed: MSG summit gets underway Political leaders and officials from Fiji, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia’s indigenous political movement–the Front De Libération Nationale Kanak et Socialiste (FLNKS)–have gathered in Noumea for the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) summit. Members will discuss a wide range of issues […] Continue reading

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Summary of main themes emerging from the conference on Sorcery & Witchcraft-Related Killings in Melanesia, 5-7 June 2013, ANU, Canberra

This three day multi-disciplinary conference focused on the negative social consequences of belief in sorcery and witchcraft in Melanesia (the conference booklet with program, abstracts and speakers is available here).  Approximately half the speakers were from PNG, Vanuatu and Solomon … Continue reading

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Development Policy Centre Annual Report 2012

The ANU’s Development Policy Centre has a mandate to “research and promote discussion of – aid effectiveness, the Pacific and PNG, and development policy”. Read more about their work in the Development Policy Centre’s 2012 Annual Report.  If you don’t have time … Continue reading

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