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Small-scale mining in Bougainville: Impacts and policy responses

22 June 2016

This Report presents interim research findings from a research project on small scale mining (SSM) in Bougainville. An Interim Report has been produced because while the project is still under way,...

Gender, Violence and Development course

10 June 2016

A new course, Gender, Violence and Development, designed by Jenny Munro and Richard Eves of SSGM, examines issues of gender and violence in the context of development in Melanesia and the Pacific....

Stop violence against women and girls mural

Do No Harm: Understanding the relationship between women’s economic empowerment and violence against women in Melanesia

12 May 2016

Richard Eves has just returned from five weeks in Papua New Guinea, where he undertook fieldwork as part of the project, Do No Harm: Understanding the Relationship Between Women’s Economic...

Vanuatu Law Commission

Research skills training for the Vanuatu Law Commission

18 April 2016

Miranda Forsyth and Anthony Regan are in Vanuatu to deliver a one-week training course for staff of the Vanuatu Law Commission (VLC) to develop research skills that support the development of...

Seoul at night. Image from Flickr, courtesy of Brad Hammonds.

Tackling the region’s policy challenges

28 January 2016

New issue of Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies confronts key policy concernsFrom simmering tensions in the South China Sea, to fledging democracy in Myanmar, and developing relationships between...

New Horizons

New Horizons

16 December 2015

From recruiting terrorists online to using memes to insult Islamic State, the digital realm is rapidly reshaping politics and power in the 21st century. With many more examples like the above, the...

Alice Dawkins is the inaugural New Colombo Plan Burma Fellow

Asia bound

3 December 2015

Six ANU students from a range of disciplines, from printmaking and drawing to physics and Asian history, have won scholarships to live and study in Asia and the Pacific under the...

Pacific Research Colloquium 2016

1 December 2015

Pacific Research Colloquium 2016 25 January - 5 February 2016 The Pacific Research Colloquium (PRC) is one of the most significant activities that the SSGM program organises each year. It is part...

PRC2016: General Information

PRC2016: General Information

25 November 2015

Basic Information About the 2016 PRC Dates for the 2016 PRC The PRC will be held from the morning on Monday 25th January, and end on the evening of Friday 5th February 2016. Participants must...

Photo by SSGM/CDI Election observation team.

Biometrics, fraudsters and observers

25 February 2015

 An expensive biometric voting system has succeeded in reducing the scope for widespread fraud in the Solomon Islands at the 2014 parliamentary elections.But left unchecked, money politics may...

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