Article

New Caledonia decides the timing of its second independence referendum

Preparations are proceeding in a businesslike way for the second of three possible independence referendums in New Caledonia, in 2020. Loyalists and independence groups are staking out their positions.
Report

Food and water security in New Caledonia

This paper argues that as a relatively wealthy Pacific Island, New Caledonia can do more to make a greater part of its population food and water secure.
Article

Self-determination in New Caledonia: uncharted waters ahead

As Australia prepares for its parliamentary elections, Congress elections are under way across the Coral Sea in France’s New Caledonia, with potentially game-changing impact on governance and stability there. Independence parties look set to increase their representation, which will heighten tensions at a critical stage...
Report

New Caledonia’s independence referendum: local and regional implications

This paper looks at the historical context of the forthcoming referendums, the first referendum outcome and next steps in New Caledonia’s self-determination process. It also examines the upcoming provincial elections and how they might determine the political balance for negotiating future governance beyond the Noumea...
Briefing paper

The New Caledonian referendum on independence part 1: historical origins

The first of a three-part series exploring different aspects of the referendum on whether New Caledonia will become an independent state or remain under French sovereignty.
Commentary

It’s time for a new “unifying moment”

Evidence suggests that Australians aren’t strongly wedded to celebrating a national day on 26 January.
Book

Large-scale mines and local-level politics: between New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea

The mutual isolation of Anglophone and Francophone scholars has formed a barrier to systematic comparison of the relationship between large-scale mines and local-level politics in Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia, despite their geographical proximity.
Thesis

(Re)writing pathways: Oral tradition, written tradition, and identity construction in Kanaky/Nouvelle-Calédonie = Chemins de la réécriture : tradition orale, tradition écrite et construction identitaire en Kanaky/Nouvelle-Calédonie

Set against the background of a Kanaky/Nouvelle-Calédonie moving towards a future of increasing autonomy with the possibility of independence under the 1998 Noumea Agreement, this thesis maps the pathways of the story of Le Chef et le lézard, found in a number of Kanak oral...
Report

Pacific energy country profiles 2016

The Pacific is home to some of the countries most at risk from the effects of climate change. It is now also home to countries that are leading the world in reducing their fossil fuel consumption and shifting to renewable sources of electricity generation.
Journal article

Indigenous constitutional recognition from the point of view of self-determination and its exercise through democratic participation

INTRODUCTION: This paper is on Indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination and its exercise through democratic participation. First, I will expound on why the right to self-determination—as configured in international law, translated by many states and adopted by Indigenous communities—enhances liberal democratic governance. Then I will...