There’s a long and proud history of peacekeeping in the Pacific. This report argues that Australia should continue to work with Pacific counterparts to identify areas where they require support.
This policy briefing argues that Australia should establish a $2 billion COVID-19 Pacific recovery financing facility, and advocate for other parts of the international community to increase their own contributions, to help the Pacific recover from the worst economic shock in the region’s modern history.
COVID-19 and food security in the Pacific: considerable challenges with an opportunity to "build back better"
This paper argues that for the most part, residents of Pacific Island Countries have managed to find ways to cope with the recent disruption to food supplies by turning to traditional coping mechanisms. That strategy is likely to work in the short-term. However, it is...
From a slow start in 2008, Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) has become a growing source of employment in the Pacific, and an important part of the seasonal workforce for Australian farmers. This report recommends ways to improve SWP governance, both in Australia and in...
Working with Pacific partners to build a region that is secure, stable and economically strong is one of Australia’s highest foreign policy priorities.
This analysis identifies the wide-ranging potential impacts of a surging youth population in the first half of this century. They include increased poverty, persistently low literacy levels, and intense competition for educational opportunities.
Australia’s relationships with the countries of the Pacific islands region are many and varied. This policy brief focuses on how Australia can further develop and strengthen its relationships with Pacific island countries and with the Pacific islands region more generally.