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E3 Employment and Labour

The Old Minimum Wages are Dead: long live the New Minimum Wage“.  3 October 2013.

Poverty in Fiji: Changes 2002-03 to 2008-09 and Policy Implications: Final Report. Fiji Bureau of Statistics, 2012.
Hard copy may be obtained from Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics.

Contents, preface and acknowledgements of Poverty in Fiji: Changes between 2002-03 and 2008-09.  (2012) above.

Why the Burness/Shameem case will not be heard“. Fiji Pensioners. 23 February 2012.

Presentation at the Launching of the Final Report on the 2008-09 HIES. Faculty of Business and Economics, USP. Month? 2011.  (to accompany video presentation recorded in Kagoshima University).

Final Report on the 2008-09 Household Income and Expenditure Survey. Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics. 2011.  (Funded by AusAID). Hard copy may be obtained from Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics.

“Selective quotes from my 1998 Parliamentary contribution to justify current changes” Fiji Pensioners. 3 December 2011.

“FNPF Transition Decree: last nail in FNPF coffin”Fiji Pensioners and Coupfourpointfive  3 Dec 2011.

Military Regime trashes pensioners’ contracts”. Coupfourpointfive  26 Nov 2011.

“FNPF Draft Decree: Regime taking total control”Coupfourpointfive  30 Nov 2011. and Fiji Pensioners, 2 Dec 2011

Why good people support evil: applying Philip Zimbardo to Fiji”. Intelligentsiya.  15 Nov  2011.

“FNPF bakes pie-in-the-sky” Pacific Scoop, AUT. 27 October 2011.

“A Japanese sojourn: lessons for Fiji” Pacific Scoop, AUT. 27 September 2011.

Troublesome challenges for Forum countries” Pacific Scoop, AUT. 4 September 2011.

Battle to seek justice for Fiji pensioners strikes new legal defining point”. Pacific Scoop. 1 August 2011.

End FNPF subsidy to Fiji Governments- linking the many battles” Pacific Scoop. 20 July  2011.

Consultants helping the Fiji military milk the FNPF cow”. Pacific Scoop. 2 June 2011.

More Bainimarama nails for the FNPF coffin: FNPF sinks lower” Pacific Scoop. 26 May 2011.

Turning off tourists”. The Fiji Times 21 May 2011.

The Commerce Commission: helping or harming the poor”. The Fiji Times 16 May 2011.

“The “No Service Stations”  The Fiji Times 16 April 2011.

Political instability and poor Pacific economic performance: the dialogue gaps and challenges”. Islands Business, April 2011.

Merging Wages Councils: going backwards” Pacific Scoop 16 February 2011.

“Political instability and poor Pacific Economic Performance: the need for Dialogue Spaces”  Presentation to State of the Pacific Dialogue organised by PIDP, East West Centre. Honolulu, Hawaii. 25 to 26 January 2011.

“Regional integration: from fiction to fact”  State of the Pacific Dialogue. East West Center, Honolulu. January 2011.

Helping FNPF, despite media censorship”Pacific Scoop. 18 January 2011.

Presentation at the launching of the Preliminary Poverty Report (based on the 2008-09 HIES). AusAID Lecture Theater, USP. 2010.

Market intervention: minimum Wages Policies in Fiji

Gender Economics 1: the origins of gender discrimination and different approaches
Gender Economics 2: occupational segregation, mother-hood gaps and gender gaps in incomes
Gender Economics 3. Can Gender discrimination be proved through econometric analysis- an introduction
Gender Economics 4: reducing gender gaps through “win-win” development strategies in which men do not lose”“How improve the effectiveness of the Fiji Police Force”. Presentation to the Senior Police Officers of the Fiji Police Force. Laucala Beach HQ. November 2010.

The Pre-Decision Kit: a bitter sweet pill for nurses and Fiji”. The Fiji Times 4 March 2010.

Preliminary Report:  Poverty and Household Incomes in Fiji in 2008-09. Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics. 2010.  (Funded by AusAID). Hard copy may be obtained from Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics.

Population and Development in the Pacific Islands: Accelerating the ICPD Plan of Action @ 15, Faculty of Business and Economics, Proceedings of the Regional Symposium at The University of the South Pacific, 23 to 25 November 2009. (Edited by Wadan Narsey, Annette Sachs Robertson, Biman Prasad, Eduard Jongstra, and Kesaia Seniloli). 2010.

“Fiji’s far-reaching population revolution” (blogs)

Sawmills crippled in Queensland: how about Pacific labour: ”.  Islands Business, October 2010.

“BACER Plus rather than PACER Plus”.  Islands Business, October 2010.

“Changing age structures, education financing and poverty: how put family planning back on the agenda” Plenary 2 paper at the Regional Symposium on Population and Development in the Pacific Islands: Accelerating the ICPD Plan of Action, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of the South Pacific, 23 to 25 November 2009.

“Pacer Plus: a smoother approach” Fiji Islands Business, August 2009.

“The Rev Niukula Lecture on Just Wages in Fiji”.  April 2009 organized  by ECREA. (blogs)

“A Visionary Pacific Community”.  Pacific Connections, April/May 2009.

The Quantitative Analysis of Poverty in Fiji. School of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of the South Pacific and Vanuavou Publications. 2008.

Front and back over

When security guards rob the bank (and the surveillance report goes to the robbers)The Fiji Times, 28 October 2008.

Sangam’s service: beyond nursing [The Fiji Times, 29 April 2008]

****** 2007

Gender Issues in Incomes, employment and underemployment in Fiji.  Vanuavou Publications (funded by AusAID). 2007.
Front cover  and back cover.

Presentation for the launching of the book Gender Issues in Incomes, Employment and Underemployment in Fiji. Ausaid Lecture Theater. Dec. 2007.

Final Report on the 2004-05 Employment and Unemployment Survey. Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics. (May 2007). (FIBoS)
Hard copy may be obtained from Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics.

Final Report on the 2002-03 Household Income and Expenditure Survey. Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics. 2006. (FIBoS).Hard copy may be obtained from Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics.

Just Wages for Fiji: lifting workers out of poverty. ECREA and Vanuavou Publications. 2006. With dedication to Amelia Rokotuivuna and foreword byRatu Joni Madraiwiwi (Vice President of Fiji)
Cover  Book available from  USP Book Centre

“The rugby hypocrisy continues”.  Islands Business, October 2006.

Exclusion of Pacific Islands Workers, again”. Islands Business, October 2006.

The rugby hypocrisy continues [The Fiji Times, 17 March 2006]

Just Wages for Fiji”  Fiji TImes. date??

Financing implications of demographic changes in Fiji- the need for an outcomes approach and collective decisions. Fiji Education Summit, 2005.

*** 2004

Academic outcomes and resources for Basic Education.Institute of Education, The University of the South Pacific,Suva,Fiji. 2004.  Hard copy of book available from  USP Book Centre

To Level the Playing Fields: developing our small people. Vanuavou Publications,Suva,Fiji. 2004. (a collection of articles on economic, political and social issues in Fiji). Cover Book available from  USP Book Centre

Why no Indo-Fijians in Fiji’s tourism image?”. The Sunday Times, 26 September 2004.

“Tourism and the 1987 and 2000 coups:  no bouncing back”The Sunday Times, 12 September 2004.

“The kava kerfuffle: do we believe in the MSG and PICTA?”  Islands Business, September 2004.

Colonialism again, rugby style [The Fiji Times, 25 July 2004]

Consumers being milked by dairy protection: when CEOs and Ministers disagree”.  The Fiji Times,  9 July 2004.

Australian and NZ policy in the Pacific: Alternatives to crude regional integration” Paper presented at the 39th Otago Foreign Policy School.  Redefining the Pacific? Regionalism, Past, Present and the Future. 25-27 June 2004.

PICTA, PACER, EPAs: where are we going?” Islands  Business, April 2004.

“Financing Fijians in business: suggestions to the Qarase Government Taskforce for accelerating Fiji business development”. 2003?

Fiji’s population growth is not a time bomb”.  The Fiji Times, 27 September 2002

“Peacekeeping and the army: the RFMF Brand”.The Fiji Times, 3 July 2002.

“Tides of globalisation: take the good and avoid the bad“. The Fiji Times, 25 June 2002.

Atu Emberson’s film on goldmine workers strike:  silenced by the gold“, The Fiji Times, 15 January 2002.

“Maximising mahogany” The Fiji Times,2 Jan 2001.

A USP Comparative Salary Index”.  Report  for the University of the South Pacific.  2000.

“Integrating Gender into national budgets: the case of Fiji”. Presentation and Report for UNIFEM and Seminar for Pacific Regional Women Members of Parliament, Nadi. March 2000.

Sell the fishing, not the fish” The Fiji Times,17 Dec 2000.

Super 12 a super rip-off” The Fiji Times,3 Dec 2000.

Are we up to it? Victorious Vijay Singh [The Fiji Times, 23 April 2000]

“Jobs and the elderly: a niche market for Fijian tourism“.  The Fiji Times,26 November 1999.

The People’s Coalition Government and employers: the love hate relationship”.  The Fiji Times,19 November 1999.

The rugby world Cup: not a level playing field [The Fiji Times, 22 October 1999]

Barbecue sellers: treat them as blessings not  blight“. The Fiji Times,17 September 1999.

Don’t discriminate against expatriates“. The Fiji Times,15 August 1999.

The paradoxes in our prisons”The Fiji Times, 3 September 1999.

Gold, not all glitter anymore (hah: how wrong I was)”.  The Fiji Times,25 August 1999.

“Our market mess: can we do better?” Daily Post,16 November 1998.

“The advertising war: sex and more sex”. Daily Post,12 November 1998.

“Coke versus coconut: is it a no contest?”. Daily Post,4 November 1998.

Nutritional regression in free markets:  are we nuts when it comes to good health?”. Daily Post,29 October 1998.

Tourism to boost Fijians“.  The Fiji Times,10 September 1998.

“Free markets in labour or not?” Daily Post,4 April 1998.

“Vijay’s a fantastic attraction: A golfing bonanza goes begging“. The Fiji Times,15 January 1998.

“The Constitution Review debate”.The Fiji Times, 29 July 1995.

“The nation’s interests, not ethnic groups”. The Fiji Times, 31 July 1995.

“Fears of ethnic domination not justified”. The Fiji Times, 1 August 1995.

“Reduced future ethnic competition for  public resources”. The Fiji Times, 3 August, 1995.

FIJI’S ELECTORAL SYSTEM AND ELECTION RESULTS: Implications of Long-Term Population Change

“Racial split causes worry: implications of population changes”. The Fiji Times, 27 April 1994.

“Dead votes, ghost votes, and fair regional distribution”. The Fiji Times, 28 April 1994

“Racial or multiracial: where is the future?”. The Fiji Times, 29 April 1994.]

Brain Drain in Pacific Island States“.  Paper presented to the World Bank Seminar on Higher Education in Small States, sponsored by Universiti Brunei Darussalam and World Bank. 1992.

Pacific Regional Post Secondary Education Study: Vol. 1. Overview of Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Western Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. (With A.Aime, D.Hamilton, Jin He and Ian P. Morris). World Bank Report No. 11351, Country DepartmentIII,East Asia and the Pacific Region. (available in USP Library)

Pacific Regional Post Secondary Study.  Volume 2.  Tracer Study (Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, and Western Samoa). World Bank, Country DepartmentIII, EAPR. (with Ian P. Morris). (available in USP Library)

Post Secondary Education and the Labor Market: Issues and Options. Country Studies: part of Pacific Regional Post Secondary Study. World Bank, Country Department III, EAPR. (with Ian P. Morris).  Separate volumes for Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands,Tonga, Vanuatu, and Western Samoa (available in USP Library)


Fiji’s colonial development and underdevelopment: a critique of the Knapman thesis. [Published in The Contemporary Pacific, Vol.2, No.1, pp. 208-213 and  Journal of Pacific Studies, Vol.16, pp. 91-106.]

The anti-women Report of the Fiji Employment and Development Mission
[“The Political Economy of Employment Missions: a case study of the Fiji Employment and Development Mission, 1982‑84” in Class and Culture, edited by A. Hooper. (1987) Auckland University and Institute of Pacific Studies, University of South Pacific. pp. 194-208.]

“The plight of the garments workers”, Fiji Sun, 10 November 1985.

“A comment on the bus fare increase”. Sunday Sun, 30 June 1985.

“The Wage Freeze and Contradictions in Government Development Policy”.  Paper given to Fiji Labour Summit and Biennial Conference, May 1985. Travelodge, Suva.

Alternatives to the unilateral wage freeze The Fiji Times, 1 Feb 1985.

“Development Plan 8 and the Nature of Development Planning”, Journal of Pacific Studies­, Vol.11, 1985. Pages 1‑10.

“Monopoly Capital, White Racism and Super‑profits in Fiji: a Case Study of the Colonial Sugar Refining Company”, Journal of Pacific Studies­, Vol.5, 1979. Pp. 66‑146.

Cane farmers and expiring ALTA leases in Koronubu, Ba: Fiji’s forgotten peasants.  UNISPAC (USP students newspaper)  1974.

Fiji a Developing Australian Colony­. (co-authored by Amelia Rokotuivuna, Jone Dakuvula, Wadan Narsey,  Ian Howie, Peter Annear, David Mahony, Allison Fong, Claire Slatter, and Brian Noone. International Development Action, North Fitzroy,Victoria,Australia. 1973.

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