State of the Pacific — Slippery Slopes and Rough Rides in Regional Cooperative Endeavours in the Islands

This Discussion Paper results from a speech prepared by Dr Transform Aqorau for the keynote address at the 2016 State of the Pacific Conference, held at ANU 13...

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Transform Aqorau

ANU graduates rated Australia's most employable

Graduates from The Australian National University (ANU) have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers...

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Urbanisation in Honiara: Managing Change, Creating Opportunities

Pacific Island cities have some of the most rapid rates of urbanisation in the world, attracting rural migrants, particularly youth, in search of a better life...

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SSGM image, Honiara City Council sign

Chega! Ten Years On: A Neglected National Resource

New report released presenting key findings of a project that assesses some dimensions of Chega!’s impact in Timor-Leste

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Recent fieldwork with returning seasonal workers in Vanuatu

Rochelle Bailey has continued her nine-year longitudinal study on the impacts of participation in regional seasonal labour schemes with recent fieldwork in...

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Dr Scott MacWilliam became a Visiting Fellow in SSGM from July 2012. Previously he lectured in the Department of Management at the Western Australian Institute of Technology, in the School of Social Sciences at...

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Rochelle Bailey, joined SSGM as a Research Fellow to work on labour migration issues. Rochelle has conducted eight years of ethnographic research on Pacific labour mobility while researching New Zealand’s Recognised...

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Dr Sinclair Dinnen joined SSGM in 1996 as a postdoctoral fellow. He has a background in socio-legal studies and completed his PhD at the Australian National University in 1996. His doctoral research was undertaken in...

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