Past events

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, ...

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...

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