Blog post

Bougainville’s independence referendum and constitutional implications for Papua New Guinea

The Autonomous Region of Bougainville will hold an independence referendum on 23 November 2019. The options are either ‘greater autonomy’ or ‘independence’. However, the outcome of the referendum is non-binding under the PNG Constitution.
Report

The Bougainville referendum and beyond

As Bougainville prepares for a referendum on independence, Australia must navigate a policy response that acknowledges the history of conflict and colonialism there, Bougainville nationalism, PNG sensitivities, the principles of the guiding Bougainville Peace Agreement and new geostrategic realities to help forge a lasting solution...
Report

The voices of central Bougainville’s unheard veterans

Nearly two decades since the Bougainville Peace Agreement ended almost a decade of violent conflict, there has been significant progress towards peace. But legacies of the conflict still present challenges for former combatants and the communities they live in.
Book

The Bougainville referendum: law, administration and politics

This book presents an analysis of legal, administrative and political issues arising from the complex arrangements for the conduct of the Bougainville referendum. In doing so, the book responds to a gap in the growing literature on Bougainville.
Evaluation

Bougainville community police project

The purpose of reviewing the BCPP after two years of Phase Three implementation was to continuously improve the project and ensure its continuing relevance to the newly established Bougainville region and alignment with other law and justice developments on Bougainville. The Review was also intended...
Evaluation

Evaluation report for the Bougainville healthy community project

This independent evaluation was conducted to inform NZMFAT and LMNZ about the progress to date of the Bougainville Healthy Community Program; the lessons learned; and suggestions for future design of a next five-year phase and implications for rollout in PNG. The evaluation focused on village...
Evaluation

Bougainville Community Policing Project: independent evaluation

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).
Evaluation

Volunteer Service Abroad Core Funding Arrangement

This evaluation describes and assesses how volunteer assignments are implemented and the benefits (intended and unintended) realised.
Discussion paper

Leadership challenges for the autonomous Bougainville government

This discussion paper is based on a public speech delivered by the Hon. Patrick Nisira MHR, the Vice-President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
Discussion paper

Artisanal and small scale mining in Bougainville: risk, reward and regulation

This paper provides a high-level but comprehensive review of the status, as of mid-2016, of the artisanal and small-scale mining industry in post-conflict Bougainville, drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted during 2014–16.