This paper examines some of the key trends in Papua New Guinea's security environment with a view to considering how they are likely to affect the country's political and economic stability.
While most aspects of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) have been well documented, less has been said about the significant contribution of the Pacific Island police who served with it.
Melanesia is characterised by complex interactions among land and natural resource uses, legal and political institutions, and interest groups. These interactions play out at the national level, where institutions have been profoundly shaped by an interplay of ‘local’ and ‘global’ orders and by the political...
The notion of ‘organised crime’ typically conjures up images of criminal gangs. Some mafia and bikie gangs do operate in parts of the Pacific and have featured in local and international media. However, we argue that understanding the threat of organised crime...
The Pacific region faces a number of key transitions across range of areas including politics and democracy, development and economics, women's leadership, gender roles and relations, and the impact of technology on society.
In this video, convenors of the 2014 State of the Pacific...
This is an Independent Evaluation (IE) of the Bougainville Community Policing Project (BCPP)’s activities during 2009-2012. BCPP is managed and funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), and implemented by the New Zealand Police (NZ Pol).
The Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) was deployed to the Solomon Islands almost ten years ago following a short but debilitating internal conflict. Developments on the ground and in RAMSI’s understanding of the small Pacific island nation have led to significant...
During the period from the Whitlam government through to the Howard government there has been significant movement across a range of economic indicators. This is to be expected over a period which has seen two major recessions and in which the economy has grown more...
Australians are working longer hours than at any time during the past 20 years. A consequence of this has been that the proportion who are overworked-defined here as those working 49 or more hours per week-is greater than ever before. Paradoxically, this trend has also...