Strategy

Partnerships for recovery: Australia’s COVID-19 development response

The Australian government’s Partnerships for Recovery policy presents Australia’s priorities in working globally, and especially with our near neighbours, to minimise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Book

Australia’s new regional context: Pacific Island futures and air power possibilities

This paper argues that emerging aerospace technologies, human security constructs and different organisational concepts could combine to enhance Australia’s Pacific Step Up strategy in the future.
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.
Policy report

Pacific perspectives on the world

The Whitlam Institute has published this policy research into the relationship between Australia and some of its closest neighbours. The research shows a broad range of people in three of Australia’s closest Pacific countries – Solomon Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu – are concerned Australia does...
Working paper

Building together: seven principles for engaging civil society to deliver resilient, inclusive and sustainable infrastructure in the Pacifc islands

This paper, based on extensive research and consultations, is intended to stimulate thinking about best standards for infrastructure investment in the Pacifc. It suggests that if lasting development outcomes are to be assured, civil society will need to play a greater role in the prioritisation...
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.
Commentary

All in the same canoe

The devastating bushfires are adding to the pressure for Scott Morrison to cooperate with Australia’s Pacific neighbours.
Report

Applying information for climate change adaptation planning and decision making in the Pacific: situation analysis

This report presents the findings of a situation analysis of information for climate change adaptation planning and decision making in the Pacific carried out by the Griffith University Climate Change Response Program (GCCRP).
Working paper

International broadcasting and its contribution to public diplomacy

The topics covered in this report range from a critical review of each government’s public diplomacy programs and its aims and objectives for international broadcasting, to developments in the international broadcasting arena – the major evolutions and trends witnessed over the last decades.