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Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea updates

The Crawford School of Economics and Government manages a program of Update conferences on the Pacific islands and Papua New Guinea, covering issues of governance, reform and economics.

PNG Updates have been held in Port Moresby, Kimbe, Kokopo, Lae, Goroka, Madang and Mt Hagen, as well as in Canberra, Sydney and Townsville.

Pacific Updates have been held in Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Kiribati, Fiji, Vanuatu, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.

Download selected papers from previous updates.



Updates in 2006

Tuesday 29 August - Fiji Update and Pacific 2020
Suva Holiday Inn, Suva
Co-hosted by the University of the South Pacific
[ Program, PDF, 55KB ]

Thursday 31 August - Fiji Update and Pacific 2020 - Labasa
Friendly North Hotel, Labasa
Co-hosted by the University of the South Pacific
[ Program, PDF, 56KB ]

Thursday 1 June - PNG Update - Sydney
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Co-hosted by the Lowy Institute for International Policy
[ Program, PDF, 44KB ]

Thursday 4 May - PNG Update - Goroka
Auditorium, University of Goroka, Papua New Guinea
Co-hosted by the University of Goroka the Institute of National Affairs and the National Research Institute
[ Program, PDF, 105KB ]

Tuesday 2 May - PNG Update - Alotau
Wanigili Centre, Alotau, Papua New Guinea
Co-hosted by the University of Papua New Guinea, the Institute of National Affairs and the National Research Institute
[ Program, PDF, 260KB ]

Friday 28 April - PNG Update - Port Moresby
Main Lecture Theatre, University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Co-hosted by the University of Papua New Guinea, the Institute of National Affairs and the National Research Institute
[ Program, PDF, 103KB ]

Thursday 27 April - Parliamentary Seminar: political party development - Port Moresby
Parliament House, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Co-hosted the Centre for Democratic Institutions
[ Program, PDF, 44KB ]



Special presentation

The PNG Canberra Students' Association, in association with the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University present a conference

Papua New Guinea
30 years of independence

13 September 2005
The Australian National University


Updates in 2005

Monday 5 December - Canberra Update
Haydon Allen Tank, The Aid White Paper and Aid to the Pacific
[ Program, PDF, 43KB ]

Friday 2 December - Melbourne Update
Australian Stock Exchange, The Aid White Paper and Aid to the Pacific
[ Program, PDF, 59KB ]

Tuesday 29 November - Tonga Update
International Dateline Hotel, Nuku’alofa, Tonga
[ Program, PDF, 125KB ]

Friday 25 November - Policy Luncheon - Samoa
Hotel Kitano Tusitala, Apia, Samoa
[ Program, PDF, 57KB ]

Tuesday 23 August - Solomon Islands Policy Seminar

Solomon Islands Update - Honiara
Wednesday 24 August - Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel
Co-hosted by the Solomon Islands College of Higher Education
[ Program, PDF, 47KB ]

Solomon Islands Update - Gizo
Friday 26 August - United Church Hall
Co-hosted by the Solomon Islands College of Higher Education
[ Program, PDF, 50KB ]

Papua New Guinea Update, Sydney
Tuesday 5 July - Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Madang Update
Friday 20 May - SVD Auditorium, Divine Word University
[ Program, PDF, 258KB ]

Port Moresby Policy Seminar
Monday 23 May - Crowne Plaza Hotel
[ Program, PDF, 403KB ]

Port Moresby Update
Tuesday 24 May - Arts Lecture Theatre, University of Papua New Guinea
[ Program, PDF, 433KB ]

Rabaul/Kokopo Update
Thursday 26 May - Vunapope Catholic Mission Hall
[ Program, PDF, 413KB ]




Updates in 2004

Vanuatu Update
Friday 26 November - Conference Room, USP Centre, Santo
[ Program, PDF, 205KB ]
Tuesday 30 November - Club Vanuatu, Port Vila
[ Program, PDF, 228KB ]

Fiji & Vanuatu Update
Tuesday 16 November - Telstra Theatre, Australian War Memorial, Canberra
[ Program, PDF, 85KB ]

Pacific Update (co-hosted by the Foundation for Development Cooperation)
Thursday 11 November - Conrad Treasury Hotel, Brisbane
[ Program, PDF, 92KB ]

Fiji Update (in association with the University of the South Pacific)
Wednesday 1 September - Suva
[ Program, PDF, 151KB ]
Friday 3 September - Lautoka
[ Program, PDF, 145KB ]

Ministerial policy luncheon
Tuesday 31 August - Suva
[ Program, PDF, 99KB ]

Papua New Guinea Update
21 May - Sydney
[ Program, PDF, 78KB | Papers ]

Pacific Business
3 May - Melbourne
[ Program, PDF, 77KB | Papers ]

Samoa, Tonga and Solomon Islands
5 May - Canberra
[ Program, PDF, 50KB | Papers ]




Updates in 2003

Solomon Islands Update [ Program | Papers ]
25 August - Canberra
Presented by The Australian National University's State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Project (Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies) and the Pacific Policy Project (Crawford School of Economics and Government).

Pacific Islands Update [ Program, PDF, 0KB | Papers ]
21 March - Sydney
Presented by the Asia Pacific School of Economics and Management (ANU), in association with the Asia Pacific Research Institute, Macquarie University.




Updates in 2002

PNG Update [ Program, PDF, 31KB ]
28 November - Canberra
Presented by the Crawford School of Economics and Government (ANU), in association with the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Project and the Division of Pacific History (RSPAS) at The Australian National University.

PNG Update [ Program, PDF, 0KB ]
8 November - Port Moresby
Presented by the Crawford School of Economics and Government (ANU), in association with the PNG Institute of National Affairs

PNG Update [ Program, PDF, 35KB ]
7 November - Lae
Presented by the Crawford School of Economics and Government (ANU), in association with the PNG Institute of National Affairs

PNG Update [ Program, PDF, 61KB ]
6 November - Goroka
Presented by the Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government (ANU), in association with the PNG Institute of National Affairs and the University of Goroka

PNG Update [ Program, PDF, 54KB ]
5 November - Madang
Presented by the Crawford School of Economics and Government (ANU), in association with the PNG Institute of National Affairs and the Divine Word University

Vanuatu Update [ Program, PDF, 533KB ]
19 July - Port Vila
In association with the University of the South Pacific, Vanuatu Centre

Pacific Update - Fiji, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands [ Program, PDF, 29KB ]
9 July - Canberra
In association with The Foundation for Development Cooperation

Pacific Update - Fiji, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands [ Program, PDF, 42KB ]
8 July - Brisbane
In association with The Foundation for Development Cooperation

Fiji Update [ Program, PDF, 523KB ]
12 June - Suva
In association with the University of the South Pacific




Updates in 2001

PNG Update
5 December - Canberra

PNG Update
29 October - Townsville

PNG Update
25 October - Port Moresby

PNG Update
23 October - Goroka

Pacific Update - Samoa, Tonga and Kiribati
18 July - Brisbane

Pacific Update - Samoa, Tonga and Kiribati
13 July - Canberra

Kiribati Update
20 June - Tarawa, in association with the Kiribati Centre, University of the South Pacific

Tonga Update
29 May - Nuku'alofa, in association with the Tonga Centre, University of the South Pacific

Samoa Update
24 May - Apia, in association with the National University of Samoa

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