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E8 Pacific issues

An emerging chasm in Pacific integration. 23 February 2013.

Schultz on Australian foreign policy in the Pacific. Islands Business, 21 February 2013.

Following Captain James Cook. Islands Business, May 17, 2012

PACER Plus, OCTA and FICs: beggars can’t be choosers. 27 April 2012.

Pacific tilting west to PNG.  Pacific Scoop 27 April 2012.

“Massive electoral disproportionality in Queensland, but no coups”. Pacific Media Centre. 7 April 2012.

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

Kagoshima University, Kagoshima and Japan: learning curves for a Fijian (South Pacific Newsletter, KURCPI, 2012)

“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.

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

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

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

C   The Olympics Medal Tally: which is the real champion country? What explains the clear superiority of small countries like Jamaica, NZ and Australia? Van PICs learn?

M  Was the Olympic Games worth it for China?  The Commonwealth Games worth it for India? FIFA World Cup worth it for South Africa?  When each of these three countries have millions of poor people needing resources?

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.

The Impact of PICTA on alcohol and tobacco industries in Forum Island Countries. School of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of the South Pacific. Suva. 2010.
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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.

(Editor of):  A Voice of Reason: the writings of Savenaca Siwatibau. The School of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of the South Pacific. 2009

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

“Nuclear testing in the pacific: what were the British thinking?” Fiji Islands Business, August 2009.

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

Electoral fraud in US and NZ: coups imminent” Fiji Sun, 16 December 2008.

**** 2006

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

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

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.

“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]

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.

PICTA, PACER and EPAs: weaknesses in Pacific island countries’ trade policiesPacific Economic Bulletin, Vol.19 No 3. 2004

Pacific Islands Countries’ Fiscal Reform needed for EPAs with the EU and PACER with Australia and NZ.   2003, revised for publication 2010 (unpublished).

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

Raw deal for nuclear test guinea pigs at Malden and Christmas Islands“. The Sunday Times,13 June 1999. (also in Pacific Islands Monthly, July 1999)

USP Law School: a win-win solution“. The Fiji Times,30 March 1998.

Issues in the Financing of the University of the South Pacific. Report for USP and the I.D.P. Australia. 1996.

The Internal Funding Model for Schools. IFM2: The Revised Model. Planning and Development Office, The University of the South Pacific. 1996.

The Financing of Education in Vanuatu, Report for the World Bank and Government ofVanuatu. 1993.

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)

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