4 Jun 2021 - 33 min Listen
PNG’s COVID-19 Challenge
As Papua New Guinea deals with the growing spread of COVID-19 it faces an urgent need to be testing its population and roll-out vaccinations. Ben Bohane talks to Dr Henry Ivarature and Dr Paula Vivili in the latest Pacific Wayfinder podcast about PNG’s COVID challenge.
13 May 2021 - 33 min Listen
Samoan 2021 Election
Samoa has traditionally been one of the most stable countries in the Pacific, due in part to the 39 year run of the Human Rights Protection Party in government. Following the country’s April 9 election, Samoa’s hung parliament has prompted a constitutional crisis and a controversial decision to send the country back to voting booths…
17 Nov 2020 - 33 min Listen
Pacific Women in Security
What are some of the challenges Pacific women face working in defence and security in the region? Eliorah Malifa speaks with Lieutenant Commander of the Fijian Navy, Silipa Kubuobola and Blanche Yogomin, General Manager of the Travel Document Branch at the Central Government Office in PNG.
8 Nov 2020 - 30 min Listen
How has COVID -19 impacted on Pacific island nations? What are the specific challenges for public health in the region? Ben Bohane talks to Dr Paula Vivili, Director of Public Health at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in Noumea and Dr Nick Thomson, an epidemiologist and health security expert working with the Australia Pacific Security College (PSC). They discuss how the Pacific has so far responded to the Covid19 emergency, closed borders and public health concerns.
1 Nov 2020 - 33 min Listen
Meet The Team
Meet the people behind the new Australia Pacific Security College. Learn what key security issues are faced by the Pacific region today. Ben Bohane chats to Professor Meg Keen, Director of the Australia Pacific Security College (PSC) and Dr Henry Ivarature, senior lecturer at the College.