PNG still struggling with sorcery related killings

Papua New Guinea needs to do more to address the long-standing issue, says an expert from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

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Meri, a victim of sorcery-related violence. Photo by Vlad Sokhin.

State of the Pacific 2014

The second annual State of the Pacific conference, hosted by the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, will be held on 18-19th June 2014 at the Australian National University.

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Solomon Islands battling deadly flooding

Torrential flooding has claimed the lives of 16 people. 40 are still missing and an estimated 49,000 people have been made homeless by this disaster.

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Book Launch for "Deep Field" to be held on May 6th

Deep Field follows the footsteps of Tom Bamforth, an aid worker responding to the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid under extreme circumstances.

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For Sale: Analysis of exclusion of people from land in Melanesia and directions moving forward

A 2 day workshop on land in Melanesia will address gaps in the literature on problems of land access and the inclusion of indigenous peoples to land debates.

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Divine dash for cash

Papua New Guinea fraudsters are catching out unsuspecting citizens, through infilitrating Pentecostal church networks, writes BELINDA CRANSTON.

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Photo by aisletwentytwo on flickr.

In Brief Series

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2014

The Concept of Political Settlement in Development Policy, and Why it’s Useful Political Settlement: Part 1

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Apr
2014

Electoral Integrity, Citizens and ICT in Melanesia

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2014

Creative Commons Comes to the Pacific Islands

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24
Mar
2014

Fake Money, Bougainville Politics and International Scammers

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03
Mar
2014

‘Grassroots’, ‘Elites’ and the New ‘Working Class’ of Papua New Guinea

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Luke Hambly

Prior to joining SSGM in July 2013, Luke worked at the Centre for Democratic Institutions (CDI) at the ANU for over 8 years in a number of different capacities, most recently in a programme manager...

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

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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