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Akka Rimon - 5 Aug 2022

What do Pacific workers think about Australia’s Engagement Visa?

The new Australia Pacific Engagement Visa has sparked great interest from Pacific workers in Australia, however there is a need for clarification around the details of the scheme, Akka Rimon writes.

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Pacific Security Snapshot: 2 August 2022

Security Snapshot
Admin - 2 Aug 2022

Pacific Security Snapshot: 2 August 2022

Violence has stymied the Papua New Guinean election, whilst the Bougainville government has announced plans to reopen the controversial Panguna mine.

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PNG’s Digital Divide

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Michael Kabuni - 28 Jul 2022

PNG’s Digital Divide

As Internet access expands in Papua New Guinea, it will bring new opportunities for political engagement and economic empowerment – but it also carries major risks, Jope Tarai and Michael Kabuni write.

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Pacific Wayfinder: The Development and Dangers of Social Media

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Eliorah Malifa - 26 Jul 2022

Pacific Wayfinder: The Development and Dangers of Social Media

The growing ubiquity of social media in Pacific Island states has created opportunities and risks, Eliorah Malifa writes for the Pacific Wayfinder series.

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Pacific Security Snapshot: 19 July 2022

Security Snapshot
Australia Pacific Security College - 19 Jul 2022

Pacific Security Snapshot: 19 July 2022

The Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting has delivered strong calls for climate action despite ongoing membership challenges, whilst Papua New Guinea’s election is seeing violence spike around the country. Pacific Island leaders gathered in Suva last week for the 51st Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders Meeting, with the summit’s opening marked by a handful of empty seats…

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Should Australia’s new Pacific Engagement Visa prioritise climate refugees?

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Michael Kabuni - 15 Jul 2022

Should Australia’s new Pacific Engagement Visa prioritise climate refugees?

The recently announced Pacific Engagement Visa offers a framework to help support Pacific Island countries struggling with internal climate-related displacement, Michael Kabuni and Akka Rimon write. Australia’s new Labor Government has made improving relations with Pacific Island countries a focus of its foreign policy. In addition to frequent visits to the region by Foreign Minister…

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