The dissemination of the research published in the Pacific Economic Bulletin is carried out through a series of seminars and updates in Australia and in the Pacific region. The coverage of Pacific countries is determined by the surveys published, and a series of updates on those countries surveyed is held in two Australian cities and in the country being surveyed, normally in the main city and in a more rural area. Around 20 major events are presented each year including:
- high-level policy discussions through the executive seminar programs held both in Australia and in Pacific island countries
- community outreach through the update programs held in Australia in a range of locations and in the Pacific island countries.
- web pages are provided in the run-up to update programs—showing programs, speakers—and in the follow-up period showing presentations, additional papers, media coverage and comments. Online discussion is encouraged as a supplement to the update discussion.
‘Some good topics which sparked hot discussion which was very interesting to listen to.’
- Theresa Masoe, Program Officer, Samoan Ministry of the PM and Cabinet, Samoa community update 2007