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Tackling the region’s policy challenges

28 January 2016

New issue of Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies confronts key policy concernsFrom simmering tensions in the South China Sea, to fledging democracy in Myanmar, and developing relationships between...

2016 John Monash scholarships

11 January 2016

The University congratulates five of its alumni who have received prestigious John Monash Scholarships. The John Monash Scholarships are awarded to postgraduates who foster...

New Horizons

New Horizons

16 December 2015

From recruiting terrorists online to using memes to insult Islamic State, the digital realm is rapidly reshaping politics and power in the 21st century. With many more examples like the above, the...

Alice Dawkins is the inaugural New Colombo Plan Burma Fellow

Asia bound

3 December 2015

Six ANU students from a range of disciplines, from printmaking and drawing to physics and Asian history, have won scholarships to live and study in Asia and the Pacific under the...

Australia has a duty of care to refugees

Australia has a duty of care to refugees

2 November 2015

A Somali refugee who is pregnant as the result of an alleged rape was last Friday returned to Nauru without the abortion she was asking for. The woman, known as Abyan, was flown from Nauru to...

Bell School wins more than $835,000 in ARC funding

Bell School wins more than $835,000 in ARC funding

30 October 2015

Academics based at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University (ANU), have won more than $835,000 for four projects in the latest Australian Research Council (...

Don't attack Transfield over detention centres, attack the contract

Don't attack Transfield over detention centres, attack the contract

28 October 2015

Incidents of asylum seeker self-harm occur roughly every four days in the Australian-run detention centre on Nauru. This is no official secret. Transfield, the company in charge of Australia’s...

Strengthening state resistance for the prevention of mass atrocities

Strengthening state resistance for the prevention of mass atrocities

20 October 2015

It is now ten years since the 2005 United Nations World Summit where states unanimously endorsed the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine. In particular, many states are supportive of Pillars One...

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Has Australia ever had a humane asylum policy?

24 September 2015

Australia's current asylum policy is often compared with the country's more humanitarian past. Many have accused today's government of defying a proud humanitarian tradition of welcoming persecuted...

Collateral benefit and damage

31 July 2015

The ruling in the case between China and the Philippines over competing claims in the South China Sea will strain relations between Manila and Beijing, but it’ll also impact Vietnam, Taiwan,...

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