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Department of Pacific Affairs (ANU)

Briefing paper

China’s coronavirus ‘COVID-19 diplomacy’ in the Pacific

As the largest new player in the region, this paper briefly examines China’s ‘COVID-19 diplomacy’ and argues that the pandemic may have geopolitical consequences.
Briefing paper

Coronavirus COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea

This briefing paper examines two previous epidemics in PNG and then describes the population and the movements of people who will carry the COVID-19 virus with them, to suggest how this epidemic will develop.
Working paper

Health care management in Australia’s and New Zealand’s seasonal worker schemes

This paper discusses the relatively untouched topic of temporary migrants’ health care management in Australia’s Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) and New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme (RSE), which are temporary seasonal worker schemes.
Briefing paper

Assessing China’s climate change aid to the Pacific

Climate change has become an increasingly important part of China-Pacific relations in recent years and now features prominently in high-level visits between the two sides.
Briefing paper

Widows and wives in Pacific politics: a reliable pathway for women?

Understanding women’s pathways to political leadership remains a critical area of academic and public policy focus in the Pacific.