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Brij Lal is one of the leading historians of Fiji. In a professional lifetime spanning more than 40 years, he has written widely about Fiji and the Indian diaspora. Lal has collated a series of his essays in a new collection – available free for...
How are affective regimes of colonialism, such as the discourses and sites of memorialization, recognition, tourism, and climate change, challenged and negotiated within Oceania? What is at stake in these formations of colonialism and the ways they have been addressed by both Pacific nations and...
Australian South Sea Islanders are the descendants of the Kanakas – Pacific islanders “black birded” from Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Fiji and other locations for the 19th century colonial labour trade. Today, Australian South Sea Islanders (ASSI) are working to add value to their status...
This paper brings together views from Nesta on better ways of mapping and measuring public value. It considers many fields - from health and culture to public services - to find more rounded and realistic ways of capturing the many dimensions of value created by...
This election year NAVA is calling on all parties to invest in 'artistic courage' by developing an arts policy that puts First Nations first, investing in artists’ time, leadership and self-organisation, increasing Australia Council’s funding, making fair pay at industry standards a condition of public...
This resource outlines the ALP's proposed arts and cultural policy for 2019 and beyond.
Church membership in Samoa is exceptionally high, and the moral authority and community leadership of churches in society is widely recognised. The churches in Samoa therefore have enormous potential capacity to contribute proactively to social well-being.
The management, governance and control of the world’s oceans have become major policy and research agendas. Nowhere is this more the case than in the Pacific Ocean, the world’s largest ocean.
The concept of Temporary Special Measures (TSM) was introduced in the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women came into force in 1979. Besides Samoa the rest of the Pacific countries have been slow to adopt TSM, which may...
For industries to adopt innovations and for research to have an impact, there must be significant shifts in people’s behaviours, their perceptions, and the ways communities engage with research. These activities are the research focus of the humanities, arts, and social sciences (HASS) disciplines.