• A start-up ecosystem for the Pacific: Learnings from the APEC entrepreneurial bootcamp

    Emmanuel Narokobi     |      July 20, 2018

    Emmanuel Narokobi, a member of the Pacific Connect Business Network Dialogue in Papua New Guinea, shares his thoughts on encouraging start-ups in PNG after attending the RMT Activator bootcamp in Melbourne.

  • A visit to Namotomoto shows the power of small data

    Belinda Henwood     |      July 20, 2018

    UNSW’s Simone Zarpelon Leao made a valuable discovery while in Fiji for a symposium with Pacific Island communities on sustainable infrastructure and housing maintenance.

  • A year in the life of a small not-for-profit

    Tina Briggs     |      July 18, 2018

    The International Centre for Democratic Partnerships is celebrating its first birthday. Created by Global Access Partners, this independent, non-political organisation encourages dialogue, discussions and better relationships between current and emerging leaders in Australia and the Pacific.

  • Advancing entrepreneurship in Papua New Guinea

    Winifred Kula Amini     |      July 17, 2018

    One of the members of Pacific Connect Business Network Dialogue, Winifred Kula Amini, talks about the recent launch of the PNG Digital ICT Cluster and an SME Accelerator Program in Port Moresby.

  • Strengthening Pacific partnerships

    Tina Briggs     |      July 10, 2018

    The Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop delivered a comprehensive summary of Australia’s step up in engagement in the Pacific to a large audience in Brisbane on 9 July.

  • We should speak for ourselves in the Asia-Pacific

    Graeme Dobell     |      July 10, 2018

    The Australian government’s rethink on Asia–Pacific journalism must be matched by a revived and renewed ABC focus on international broadcasting in its widest sense.

  • China looks under the sea to exploit the Pacific

    Denghua Zhang     |      July 2, 2018

    China has scoured the world for land-based mineral deposits to fuel its economic development since the 1990s and Beijing is now devoting growing attention to seabed mining in the Pacific.

  • Pacific Connect-USP Academic Dialogue discusses digital innovation

    Tina Briggs     |      June 29, 2018

    23 representatives from Australian and Pacific universities and international organisations discussed innovative digital solutions for tertiary education at a network dialogue organised by the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships in Suva in Fiji on the 19th of June.

  • Rough ride ahead in Timor-Leste?

    Sue Ingram     |      June 29, 2018

    More than a month after elections in May, Taur Matan Ruak has been sworn in as Prime Minister of Timor-Leste. But how much policy room will he have to take action on the serious issues facing the country?

  • 3D images offer clues to the loss of Australia’s first submarine

    Open Forum     |      June 23, 2018

    Australia’s first submarine, HMAS AE1, was lost at sea for over 100 years, but advanced 3D processing of new photographs of the wreck may offer clues towards understanding its fate.

  • Pacific report card highlights threats from climate change

    Open Forum     |      June 22, 2018

    The first Pacific Marine Climate Change Report Card outlines the worrying effects which global warming, sea level rises and ocean acidification are wreaking on fragile ocean ecosystems and the island nations which rely on them.  

  • Hello, 21st century, Australia calling

    Graeme Dobell     |      June 20, 2018

    Reviving shortwave should be one part of a much bigger project: to revive the ABC as an international broadcaster and to create a 21st-century voice for Australia across the Asia–Pacific.