Has COVID-19 deepened West Papua’s HIV epidemic?

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Jenny Munro - 29 Aug 2022

Has COVID-19 deepened West Papua’s HIV epidemic?

In West Papua, HIV and social inequality go hand in hand, and COVID-19 has made things even worse, Jenny Munro, Els Rieke Tieneke Katmo, and Yustina Wambrauw write. HIV is rife in West Papua. The Indonesian province is reported to have the highest levels of infection outside of West Africa, with Indigenous peoples particularly affected. Rampant social…

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It’s time for Pacific security collaboration to tackle the region’s growing drug crisis

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Kuliniasi Ligaitamana Tukutukuwaqa - 22 Aug 2022

It’s time for Pacific security collaboration to tackle the region’s growing drug crisis

It’s time for Pacific law enforcement agencies to work together, rather than trying to combat the region’s growing drug crisis in isolation, Kuliniasi Ligaitamana Tukutukuwaqa writes. Law enforcement agencies in the Pacific can no longer afford to work in isolation. Transnational organised criminal syndicates have long used the Pacific in the past as a transit point for…

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Pacific Security Snapshot: 18 August 2022

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Pacific Security College - 18 Aug 2022

Pacific Security Snapshot: 18 August 2022

The security stories shaping the region Democracy is in the news as James Marape has secured another term as Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea after a controversial election, whilst Manasseh Sogavare of Solomon Islands has attempted to defer his country’s election one full year. James Marape was elected unopposed as Prime Minister of Papua…

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Why rising waters doesn’t need to mean retreating borders

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Laurence Phillips - 15 Aug 2022

Why rising waters doesn’t need to mean retreating borders

The international legal system and powerful actors need to establish permanent maritime boundaries for island states to protect their economic futures from climate change, Laurence Phillips writes. On 4 April, 2022, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirmed that it is now ‘almost inevitable’ that rising global temperatures will exceed the 1.5 degrees Celsius Paris Agreement…

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

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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

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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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