Past events

20
Apr
2015

Information and Communication Technologies in Melanesia: Building a Research Community

Abstract

Striking statistics and anecdotes aside, we know very little about the political and social impacts of new information and communication technologies in Melanesia. We know, for example,...

13
Apr
2015

Health phone services in Papua New Guinea: saving lives or just wasting money?

Amanda Watson

Abstract

Living in a rural village or an urban settlement in Papua New Guinea, what would you do if there was a need for emergency medical assistance during the night? Buses and taxis are...

30
Mar
2015

Pacific labour mobility to Australia and New Zealand: Potential development impacts

Rochelle Bailey and Rochelle Ball

Abstract

Pacific labour mobility schemes are targeted to aid in economic growth for Pacific Island nations. Pacific Workers are engaging in labour mobility, as a form of circular migration, in...

23
Mar
2015

Identifying the Bainimarama government in Fiji

Scott MacWilliam

Abstract

There is considerable confusion over who and what the recently elected Bainimarama government represents. Having pronounced the end to the politics of race and/or ethnicity, the government...

16
Mar
2015

Bougainville general elections 2015: Contesting leadership for decision-making on the Big Issues

Anthony Regan

Abstract

The current timetable for the 3rd Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) general elections involve issue of writs on 27 March 2015, voting in May and a new ABG sworn-in in mid-June. The...

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, ...

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