Colin Filer

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20 Oct 2017

The mutual isolation of Anglophone and Francophone scholars has formed a barrier to systematic comparison of the relationship between large-scale mines and local-level politics in Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia, despite their geographical proximity.


21 Mar 2017


The relationship between customary land tenure and ‘modern’ forms of landed property has been a major political issue in the ‘Spearhead’ states of Melanesia since the late colonial period, and is even more pressing today, as the region is subject to its...


30 May 2011

This policy brief details what role, if any, Australia should play in limiting the process of deforestation and forest degradation in neighboring ‘rainforest nations’ – especially Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

Peter Kanowski looks at Australia’s participation in international forest processes as well as...

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