The Development Bulletin - Urban development in the Pacific

The papers in this volume explore the realities of living in Pacific towns—the political and policy rhetoric in relationship to what is happening in practice...

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Turnbull Takes Part in Reinvigorated Pacific Islands Forum

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is attending the Pacific Islands Forum but, with climate change and security on the agenda, will he get a warm welcome?

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Select Bibliography on Solomon Islands, 2003–2017

A bibliography of publications on Solomon Islands during the RAMSI years (2003–2017) has been compiled by Emeritus Professor Clive Moore of the University of...

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Emeritus Professor Clive Moore

Regional roundup spotlights Australia’s key relationships

Speaking at the Australian National University’s annual Australia 360 event last Tuesday, a panel of academics broke down Australia’s key regional...

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