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.

Legal Innovation in Papua New Guinea

Dr Melissa Demian has just spent a month in Papua New Guinea as part of the Legal Innovation in Papua New Guinea project

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SSGM & CDI to lead Solomon Islands election observer mission

SSGM and the Centre for Democratic Institutions (CDI) are leading an observation of the 2014 Solomon Islands parliamentary elections, scheduled to take place on November 19.

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Small island developing states contemplate their sustainable future at global conference

Samoa recently hosted the 3rd UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) from 1 – 4 September in the national capital, Apia.

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Bougainville women MPs discuss the big issues

SSGM recently hosted a roundtable discussion for Joan Jerome - Member for Central Bougainville, Rose Pihei - Member for South Bougainville, and Elizabeth Bouraine - Member for North Bougainville.

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Port Moresby on the Rise

SSGM recently hosted the Hon. Powes Parkop, who gave a short briefing on his current work as an MP in Papua New Guinea’s national parliament, and as Governor of National Capital District.

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SSGM students

Students undertaking a graduate research degree, graduate course work, or undergraduate studies with SSGM work under the guidance of some of the world’s leading experts on Melanesia.

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Timothy Sharp

Dr Timothy Sharp joined SSGM in 2013 as a Research Fellow. He has a background in environmental planning, and completed his PhD in human geography within SSGM in 2012.

Peta Hill

Peta joined the SSGM Program in December 2010. Peta has 14 years of university and government experience in administration, and she will assist the Convenor and Executive Office in the day-to-day...

Anthony Regan

Anthony Regan is a constitutional lawyer who specialises in constitutional development as part of conflict resolution. Has lived and worked in Papua New Guinea for 15 years and in Uganda for over...
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Roannie Ng Shiu

Roannie was appointed as the Pasifika Outreach and Research Fellow in 2011. This is a joint position with SSGM and the Dean’s Office, College of Asia and the Pacific. Her current work involves...

Nicole Haley

Dr Nicole Haley joined SSGM in 2006 and was appointed Convenor of the Program in January 2010. Nicole originally came to ANU in 1994 and graduated with a PhD in Anthropology in May 2003. Her thesis...

Richard Eves

Dr Richard Eves is an anthropologist who has published widely on issues of social change in PNG. His first book, The Magical Body: Power, Fame and Meaning in a Melanesian Society (1998), is a...

Sinclair Dinnen

Dr Sinclair Dinnen joined SSGM in 1996 as a postdoctoral fellow. He has a background in socio-legal studies and completed his PhD at the Australian National University in 1996. His doctoral research...
Matthew Allen

Matthew Allen

With an academic background in human geography and political science, Matthew has lived and worked extensively in the countries of Melanesia. He has conducted long-term fieldwork in Vanuatu (1997)...
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