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The Regression of Marine Foods Consumption in Fiji: changes 2002-03 to 2008-09” . Vol.32, No.2. 2012  South Pacific Studies.

Poverty in Fiji: changes between 2002-03 and 2008-09 and policy implications.  Fiji Bureau of Statistics. Suva. Feb. 2012. (Full Report may be downloaded here).

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

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.

“Health Expenditures in the Pacific Island Countries and Health Outcomes”.  Lecture to JICA Fellows, Kagoshima University Research Centre for Pacific Islands.  21 October 2011.

“Food Consumption Trends in the Pacific: with implications for health and the economy”.  Lecture to JICA Fellows, Kagoshima University Research Centre for Pacific Islands.  21 October 2011.

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

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

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

Fiji Education Sector Project. Independent Completion Report (2010) by Bill Pennington, Nelson Ireland and Wadan Narsey.  Also at  :    http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/30/43/48473721.pdf

Enrolments, equity and access in Fiji’s education system.  Annex E. FESP ICR (2010)

Key issues in academic outcomes in Fiji. Annex F. FESP ICR (2010)

Key teaching staff issues in Fiji’s education system Annex G. FESP ICR (2010).

Gender issues in enrolment and academic outcomes in Fiji. Annex X FESP. ICR (2010)

“The impact of poverty on education in Fiji: the use of HIES and population projection data”. USP-ANU Fiji Update, July 2010. USP.

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.

“Budget 2010: the great cover-up”.  (blogs)

“The 2011 Budget Oscars: burdening future generations” (blogs).

“Poverty and Income Distribution in Fiji in 2008-09” Islands Business, October 2010.

Free Pre-Schools for the poor”  The Fiji Times 30 July 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.

“Challenges for Rural Development in Tailevu, Rewa and Naitasiri provinces”. Keynote Speech at Development Partners Consultation and Planning  for Tailevu, Rewa and Naitasiri.  20th to 23 October 2009.

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

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

“The grim truth behind economic growth rates”  The Fiji Times, 13 September 2008

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.

Cost coups: no catching up in GDP yet again. The Fiji Times, 7 December 2007

 Poverty and affirmative action: facts, not prejudices [The Fiji Times, 11 June 2007]

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         http://www.uspbookcentre.com/

Just Wages for Fiji”  Fiji TImes. date??

***** 2005

The Suva Market: An act of architectural terrorism” The Fiji Times, 19 July 2005.

“Let’s call a time out on the Amnesty Bill, Fiji” The Fiji Times,20 July 2005.

Education costs, education enrolment and population projections”. PRIDE workshop for senior regional education officials. Vila, Vanuatu.  July 2005.

“The financing of education and education outcomes: issues of class size, school size, and rural location”. PRIDE workshop for senior regional education officials. Vila, Vanuatu.  July 2005.

How does an MoE civil servant respond to the typical Raving Minister of Education?”  PRIDE workshop for senior regional education officials. Vila, Vanuatu.  July 2005.

“Proposals for major development projects for consideration by the Qarase Government“. 2005.

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         http://www.uspbookcentre.com/

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         http://www.uspbookcentre.com/

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.

Pre-schools help the poor more”.  The Fiji Times,  5 May 2003

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

Fijian education: the many good news”. The Fiji Times, 10 September 2002.

For richer and poorer: can indigenous Fijians accumulate?“.  The Fiji Times, 29 August 2002.

Who is to live and who to die: The plight of Jerry and Sukabula”, appeared as “The coup killing game”, The Fiji Times,27 June 2001.

Our costly coups: the impact on GDP [The Fiji Times, 24 Dec 2000]

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

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

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

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

Bank profitability: a relative rip-off”The Fiji Times,27 November 1998.

“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.

FIJIAN EDUCATION: lost between the crocodiles, the ostriches and sacred cows [The Fiji Times, 18 January 1997 and 20 January 1997]

STOP OUR VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN  [The Fiji Times, 14 Dec 1996]

Garments Wages: what is best for Fiji? Fiji Sun, 10 October 1989.

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 Report of the Financial Review Committee: more aid to the wealthy”. Fiji Sun, 29 October 1985.

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

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

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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