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The military mood is buoyant in Papua New Guinea, but its security problems are fundamentally developmental and political and will not be solved quickly.
This working paper takes a historical look at Australia's Pacific policy, and makes suggestions for change.
Australia's vital interests are involved in the South Pacific: the stability of the region is an important factor in our own security, and this translates into on-going defence, security, economic, aid, environmental and humanitarian activities. The island states of the South Pacific face severe challenges...
Stewart Firth argues that while Australia's policies towards the Pacific are generally on the right track, we need to rethink our aid program and consider new initiatives, including seasonal work programs for unskilled islanders.
This analysis addresses six challenges facing Pacific Island nations - demography; urbanisation; immigration; health and health systems; gender relations; and governance. These challenges have been prioritised over others because, taken together, they have the greatest potential to check the region’s development and undermine its resilience....
This book is inspired by the University of the South Pacific, the leading institution of higher education in the Pacific Islands region. It celebrates the collaboration of USP with the Australian National University in research, doctoral training, teaching and joint activities.
The United States and many other Western powers, including Australia, are starting to get concerned about the growing influence of the Chinese in the Pacific region.