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James Batley

Briefing paper

The voter as commodity: the phenomenon of cross-border voter registration in Solomon Islands

In the lead-up to the 2019 election, cross-border registration — that is, voters shifting their registration to a new constituency — emerged as a significant political phenomenon and a major topic of public commentary. What was going on?
Working paper

How does the ‘Pacific’ fit into the ‘Indo-Pacific’? The changing geopolitics of the Pacific Islands: workshop report

How does the Pacific fit into the Indo-Pacific? This paper presents a summary of the thoughts of Pacific, New Zealand and Australian speakers on the changing geopolitics of the region during a recent workshop at the ANU.
Report

The RAMSI legacy for policing in the Pacific region

For the past fourteen years, approximately one-fifth of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) Participating Police Force has comprised police from thirteen Pacific Island countries. As RAMSI was drawing to a close, it was timely to assess the impact of their involvement on...
Briefing paper

What does the 2016 Census reveal about Pacific Islands communities in Australia?

The release of the 2016 Australian national census data allows comparisons with data from the 2006 and 2011 censuses. What do the data reveal about Pacific Islander communities in Australia?
Guide

The RAMSI legacy for Pacific policing

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.