Pacific Research

This collection contains digitised documents, government records, research reports, post graduate theses and more from the Islands of the Pacific Ocean and diaspora communities in Australia and New Zealand. As a repository for the New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research, the collection plays a key role in disseminating public policy information from the NZIPR partners, together with relevant content by researchers in the Pacific and beyond.

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Pacific Research

Journal article

5 Jul 2018

The small island developing states of the Pacific suffer from both the high cost of fossil fuel imports and from numerous climate-related disasters. These vulnerabilities will worsen unless there is a substantial global shift away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy (RE) sources, coupled with...

Conference paper

18 Jun 2018

Pasifika migrant perspectives of well-being are linked to their spatial behaviour and material cultural adaptations within urban areas. In order to understand the significance of material cultural adaptations we must also consider the underpinnings of the materials and templates used within context. The characteristics of...

Research report

4 Jun 2018

This analysis addresses six challenges facing Pacific Island nations - demography; urbanisation; immigration; health and health systems; gender relations; and governance. These challenges have been prioritised over others because, taken together, they have the greatest potential to check the region’s development and undermine its resilience....

Book

31 May 2018

Australia’s conversation about migrants and refugees is too often defined in the narrow terms of economic self-interests, security threats and humanitarian obligations. This publication examines many of the region’s most troubling situations of people on the move while giving considered attention to the opportunities for...

Report

22 May 2018

This special report reviews and assesses potential terrorism hotspots in the Indo-Pacific region and offers some policy recommendations for the Australian government.

Report

9 May 2018

This reports investigates the impacts of the Australian-backed, Exxon-led, PNG LNG project on the local communities affected by the development.

Discussion paper

8 May 2018

Creative New Zealand is developing a new Pacific Arts Strategy to guide the way we encourage, promote and support Pacific arts over the next five years. The strategy will help direct and prioritise Creative New Zealand’s Pacific arts investment between 2018 and 2023.

Report

29 Apr 2018

This report outlines the case for the Australian government to be held accountable for the negligent decision to lend AU$500 million of taxpayer's money to the PNG-LNG project.

Journal article

25 Apr 2018

Clientelism is a central feature of politics in Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. Most voters vote in search of personalized or localized benefit, and most politicians focus on delivering benefits to their supporters at the expense of national governance. In this article, I explain...

Working paper

17 Apr 2018

This working paper examines whether legal labour migration schemes can be opened to humanitarian migrants who may otherwise become targets for people smugglers.

Journal article

16 Apr 2018

For those who had hoped women's representation would increase following the electoral system change, results have been disappointing. Women's representation since the advent of LPV has followed the inconsistent pattern of previous elections, with small gains offset by significant setbacks.

Commentary

13 Apr 2018

Is there any basis to all this base talk? On the Australian side, everyone from the prime minister down expresses “great concern” about a Chinese military installation in Vanuatu.

Research report

10 Apr 2018

China needs to increase its presence in South Asia for strategic and economic reasons. However, it needs to contend with an established American presence in some regional countries and a growing presence in others.

Report

4 Apr 2018

Greater Australian engagement in the Pacific Islands region is needed if Canberra wants to ensure regional stability and underpin Australia’s national security.

Report

3 Apr 2018

This reports suggest that Australia’s aid spending, already at record lows, could be cut further, making our aid contribution proportionately lower than that of Greece.

Journal article

1 Apr 2018

The Pacific Islands Families longitudinal study follows a cohort of Pacific children born in Auckland in 2000, and their parents. At the 14‐year phase, mothers were asked about housing conditions and psychological distress.

Book

29 Mar 2018

The global economic alignments of the present pose many political, moral and theoretical questions, but the central issue the essays in this collection address is: how do relatively poor people of the Australia–Pacific region survive in current precarious times?

Working paper

Recommendations for Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme
28 Mar 2018

This paper evaluates the impact of the Australian agriculture sector's Pacific seasonal worker program on workers, their households, and communities.

Research report

26 Mar 2018

Australia’s active global engagement on development and its focus on fragile small island states and disaster risk reduction are commendable. However, successive cuts to the country’s aid budget since 2013 are impairing its efforts, according to this OECD review.

Book

21 Mar 2018

The authors in this interdisciplinary collection draw on their in‑depth knowledge of peacebuilding and development contexts in different parts of Asia, the Pacific and Africa to examine the messy and dynamic realities of hybridity ‘on the ground’.