Past events

05
Mar
2015

The corruption allegations against Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister - A case review

Bal Kama - PhD Candidate, ANU College of Law

Abstract

In 2014, an arrest warrant was issued against Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill for allegedly defrauding the State an amount of $27 million. While he denied the allegation,...

23
Feb
2015

Seeing like a state-owned enterprise: Eliciting landownership at the Ramu NiCo Mine, PNG

Shaun Gessler

Abstract:

Valued at US $1.4 billion, the Ramu NiCo mine is China's largest investment in the Pacific to date. Unlike any other mining, oil or gas project in Papua New Guinea (PNG), Ramu NiCo is run...

12
Feb
2015

Emerging challenges for ICTs in Papua New Guinea

Joseph Kim Suwamaru

Abstract

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is witnessing substantial changes in telecommunications infrastructure and in information and communication technology (ICT) services. Much of this is due to the...

26
Jan
2015

2015 Pacific Research Colloquium

Each year SSGM brings early career social science researchers from the Pacific (including Melanesian, Polynesian and Micronesian states and territories, and West Papua and Timor-Leste) to a 2 week...

08
Dec
2014

SSGM PhD Colloquium - December 2014

Various Speakers

SSGM's final PhD colloquium for 2014 will be held over two days, highlighting the ongoing research work of our PhD students.

The colloquium will feature several ten minute presentations, ...

18
Nov
2014

Promoting the human rights of people with HIV, men who have sex with men, and transgenders in Papua New Guinea

Tim Leach – PhD Candidate, School of Culture, History and Language, ANU

Igat Hope is the national organisation for people living with HIV in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Kapul Champions is the national organisation for men who have sex with men (or men with diverse...

11
Nov
2014

'Informality and "the Idea of the Town" in Hubert Murray's Papua'

John Conroy

The paper follows my study of informality among Chinese and indigenous Tolai in German New Guinea (GNG), where the goal was to impose conformity with a German  ideology of 'national-economic...

05
Nov
2014

Fiji: Return to Democracy Workshop

Stewart Firth @ Various TBA

In September, Fiji held its first election in eight years, the first under the 2013 constitution, and the first using a common roll of electors with proportional representation. In the new...

03
Nov
2014

Papua New Guinea: where from? where to? Learning from the Julian Moti affair

Mr Sumasy Singin - Papua New Guinea Consul-General

Abstract: Mr. Sumasy Singin, Papua New Guinea (PNG)'s Consul General in Sydney, was Deputy Chief of Staff and Principal Legal Counsel to Prime Minister, Sir Michael Somare, at the time when the €...

28
Oct
2014

Militarised Democracy and Fiji's 2014 Election

Scott MacWilliam

This seminar continues and expands on a description first given to Fiji's political economy after the 1999 election. The recent election appears to re-establish a thin or shallow militarised...

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