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Healthcare responses to gender-based violence in Timor-Leste

Research shows that Timorese women want their health providers to show empathy, and provide information and safety after experiencing violence or abuse.

Advocating for unheard voices in seafood slavery

A new report explores issues of modern slavery and forced labour in the offshore fishing industry in the Asia Pacific Region.

Language and ethnic identity in China under threat

Dr Gerald Roche has given testimony on language rights to the United States Congressional-Executive Commission on China.

Analysing the quality of COVID-19 videos on social media

TikTok videos on COVID-19 vaccines are often more understandable than YouTube or Facebook Watch, but those posted on YouTube are generally more comprehensive and reliable.

Myanmar's instability leaves ASEAN with a dilemma

Myanmar presents a dilemma for ASEAN, but the need for stability may surpass its need to uphold its key principles, says Lachlan Cropley.

South Korea's blue water ambitions

South Korea needs a blue water naval mission better aligned with regional priorities, writes Alexander M. Hynd.

What democracy means to Indonesia

There is too much alternative pressure in Indonesia for a liberal democracy to comfortably flourish, writes Ash Tziolas.

Fitting the Pacific into Indo-Pacific

A free and open Indo-Pacific must centre climate change and ensure Pacific voices are being elevated, writes Kate Clayton.

Australian investment into the Indo-Pacific and AUKUS

AUKUS presents Australia with a practical opportunity to proactively collaborate in the development of critical technologies in the Indo-Pacific

Could India and China co-operate on energy?

India and China have competed on energy resources in the past, but there have been instances of co-operation which have been mutually beneficial

Food security an issue in the Indo-Pacific

If left unchecked food shortages will damage human security in the Indo-Pacific

Reducing burnout while working during the pandemic

Job demands and resources available to employees can impact turnover intention and burnout during during pandemic conditions

Countering Cambodia’s economic reliance on China

Australia should be attempting to play a pro-active part in their development in the Asia-Pacific region as China has done, writes Callum Burkitt.

Asian studies not so lingua franca

There has been a failure to develop the cultural and language skills of Australian students and professionals, writes Nicholas Whitwell.

Supporting gender-inclusive conflict resolution

Participation of women in the arena of conflict and its resolution is crucial for achieving just and sustainable peace, writes Isadora Vadasz.

Talk is cheap, so let’s invest more in it

Investment in diplomacy would have Australia in a better position to deal with shifting regional power dynamics in the Indo-Pacific, says Tom Barber.

Developing rules for trade in the Indo-Pacific

Multilateral trade organisations and the rules-based order underpinning them are failing to respond to new challenges and keep pace with the evolving nature of global trade, writes Philippa Cordi.

All-female team from India wins the Grand Challenge

Announcing the winners of the third round of the Technology Infusion Grand Challenge Competition

Using luminescence to fight bacterial resistance

Yuning Hong has been developing photodynamic therapy - using light to kill bacteria or cancer cells.

La Trobe Academics Awarded Australia-Indonesia Grants

Two La Trobe academics have won DFAT grants for international projects worth $72,000

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