More women in the house (of parliament)

Fiji's women politicians have made great gains in the country's recent elections, writes Priya Chattier.

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Jiko Luveni has been elected as Fiji's first female speaker.

Jokowi fails first test

Indonesia's new president, Joko Widodo, promised reform. With his new cabinet, he's delivered realpolitik, writes Edward Aspinall.

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Ryamizard Ryacudu (left) is one of the many not so welcome faces in Jokowi’s new cabinet.

ANU to host 'united nations' of global diplomatic training

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is set to host the world’s largest gathering of diplomacy practitioners.

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Historian short-listed for PM's book prize

Historian Professor Joan Beaumont has been short-listed in the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Prize for Australian History for her book 'Broken Nation'.

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Professor Joan Beaumont. Photo by Penny Bradfield.

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