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Election 2007

The Shift to Limited Preferential Voting in Papua New Guinea

Stopping violence against 'witches'

Throughout history, people described as witches have been persecuted. Research at ANU is focusing on what can be done to prevent this sorcery-related violence. Ross Peake interviews Dr. Miranda Forsyth.

Sago production in the Sepik foothills of Papua New Guinea

A case study of the process of agriculture change of the Beli people of Rangwe

IB2017/12 Coffee is Men’s Business (Part 2)

Ever since its introduction to the Papua New Guinea Highlands during the colonial period, coffee has been seen as ‘men’s business’ (see Eves and Titus 2017). This In Brief examines

IB2017/11 Coffee is Men’s Business (Part 1)

Coffee is one of the most important cash crops in Papua New Guinea and is the mainstay of the economies of several Highlands provinces, with an estimated almost three million

Solomons Federalism, and Bougainville Referendum: Issues and Prospects

Both Solomon Islands and Bougainville are approaching critical points when longstanding debates about proposals and processes for fundamental changes in political arrangements are coming to a head. In Solomon Islands, work on a draft federal constitution is nearly complete (Yash Ghai and Jill Cottrell Ghai have been advising the Solomon Islands constitution review process over the past two years). In Bougainville, a ‘target date’ for a referendum for Bougainvilleans on the political future of Bougainville (inclusive of a choice of independence) has been set for mid-2019. In both places the processes involved are complex, controversial and potentially divisive, as are the potential outcomes of the process.

DP2017/4 Artisanal and Small Scale Mining in Bougainville: Risk, Reward and Regulation

This paper provides a high-level but comprehensive review of the status, as of mid-2016, of the artisanal and small-scale (ASM, or sometimes AASM) industry in post-conflict Bougainville, drawing on

IB2017/7 Developing Community Laws to Address Sorcery and Witchcraft-Related Violence in Papua New Guinea

Witchcraft and sorcery-related violence, the focus of much attention in recent years, is seemingly an intractable problem that is impossible to remedy (see Forsyth and Eves 2015).

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