JOURNAL OF PACIFIC STUDIES

Title: Access to information : questions on equality, gender and geographical gap in relations to suicide prevention

Author: Chand, Rajni
Subject:  Suicide|Fiji
 Equality|Fiji
Volume: Vol.35 no.1, 2015
Collation: p. 67-78

Abstract: According to studies, Fiji has very high suicide cases. Yet, there is a need to forther investigate research methods used, and sources used for these studies. Due to a lack of information on suicide cases in isolated and informal settlements in Fiji, WINET-Fiji (Women's Information Network): a registered NGO decided to conducts workshops on suicide prevention in 8 locations around Fiji.

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Title: An accidental historian

Author: Denoon, Donald
Subject:  
Volume: Vol.20, 1996
Collation: p. 209-212

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Accounting : a first world system in a third world society

Author: Lyons, L., White, M., Naughton, A.
Subject:  Accounting|Oceania
Volume: Vol.09, 1983
Collation: p. 285-299

Abstract: It is quite common for accountants, practitioners and academics alike to become so absorbed in the specific nature of each task that confronts us that we easily lose sight of the overall role that the accountancy profession should play. This is a tendency that must be countered if accounting is to make the best contribution possible to the development of society's welfare. Accounting involves itself in reporting to entities of different types in different ways.

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Title: Addressing inequality and promoting inclusive and sustainable development

Author: Chauchat, Mathias
Subject:  Nation-building
 Decolonization|New Caledonia
Volume: Vol.35 no.1, 2015
Collation: p. 151-158

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Administration and development in the South Pacific : perspective and problem areas

Author: Dubsky, Roman
Subject:  Public administration|Research|Oceania
Volume: Vol.09, 1983
Collation: p. 262-284

Abstract: Administration as a field of theory and practice has increasingly moved in anew direction and new direction in the South Pacific. It is the aim of this study to identify this direction and examined the nature of changed that has occured in this field from the early 1970's onward. Experienced in the region, like recent experienced in other developing areas, indicates considerable change in the nature of administrative systems and problems as a result of commitment of Pacific state to accelerated development. There has been, for exaple a vast extension in the activities of public institutions and similarly private organisations have assumed a growing importance in the context of development. Increasingly, the influence of advanced technology has made itself felt, affecting administrative practice. Such major changes in Pacific administrative systems both public and private, call for an appraisal of these systems as they are at present. This involves attempts to identify the new trends in administrative thought and practive and to redefine the role of adminstrative studies in the light of changing social and political conditions.

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Title: Against the wind : Tokelau 2001-2006

Author: Hooper, Antony
Subject:  Decolonisation
 Tokelau
 UN Committee of 24
Volume: Vol.29 no.2, 2006
Collation: p. 157-194

Abstract: In February 2006 the people of the three small atolls of Tokelau voted in a UN-sponsored referendum on their future political status. The referendum involved a single proposition: ‘That Tokelau become a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand on the basis of the Constitution and the draft Treaty notified to Tokelau …’ with the voters being asked either to agree with the proposal or reject it. Unexpectedly, the number of ‘Yes’ votes failed to reach the agreed-upon two-thirds majority and the proposal was rejected. The first aim of this paper is to give an account of the extensive political and social changes that were put in place to prepare for the referendum. The second is to try to account for the unexpected result, while the third is to suggest some of its implications – for both Tokelau and the much wider issue of the UN’s decolonisation agenda.

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Title: Agricultural legistlation and leasehold land in Fiji

Author: Michell, Stephen
Subject:  Land tenure|Fiji
Volume: Vol.14, 1988
Collation: p. 97-111

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: 'A lot of talking' and no significant economic progress : a review of wage policy in Papua New Guinea

Author: Imbun, Benedict Y.
Subject:  Minimum wage|Papua New Guinea
Volume: Vol.28 no.2, 2005
Collation: p. 218-245

Abstract: Since gaining political independence in 1975, Papua New Guinea has always aspired to economic development. Throughout the subsequent years, it identified shaping and implementing an appropriate wage policy as one of the most practical policies to facilitate an economic environment conducive to achieving that dream. The dream seemed more achievable when the nation’s political leaders saw the huge economic growth of its Asian neighbours in the 1980s. This reinforced the firm belief that they could be closer to achieving the same feat, if they too deregulated the labour market, which was seen as a significant obstacle to creation of employment opportunities and development generally. This paper traces the emergence of minimum wage policy making in Papua New Guinea and discusses the inherent concerns, issues and dilemmas associated with the shaping and performance of various wage policies. Leaders have acknowledged that high minimum wages are an obstacle to economic development. The conclusion reached from the analysis is that unless the leaders also devote more determination and commitment to isolating and dealing with other major issues (i.e. law and order, political instability and appalling infrastructure), the dream of achieving an Asian oriented economic development will prove to be only an illusion.

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Title: Alternance et renouveau politiques en Polynesie francaise : L'importante annee 2004

Author: Saura, Bruno
Subject:  Tahiti|Polynésie française|élections|politique et religion
Volume: Vol.28 no.1, 2005
Collation: f. 1-21

Abstract: L’année politique 2004 à Tahiti a connu de grands bouleversements. Les élections territoriales du mois de mai, pour le renouvellement de l’Assemblée (qui investit le président du gouvernement) ont vu pour la première fois la victoire d’Oscar Temaru. Challenger de longue date de Gaston Flosse, Oscar Temaru a mis de côté son programme pour une indépendance immédiate, au profit d’une pause idéologique de quelques années visant principalement à rompre avec l’exercice autocratique du pouvoir de Gaston Flosse; également, à mettre en place un réel développement durable. A la tête d’une majorité fragile, Oscar Temaru n’exerce pourtant le pouvoir que trois mois, puisqu’il est renversé en octobre 2004. Sa chute provoque de vives réactions non seulement à Tahiti, mais également en France. Le 15 novembre 2004, le Conseil d’État annule les elections aux îles du Vent (Tahiti et Moorea). De nouvelles elections partielles, tenues le 13 février 2005, donnent à nouveau une majorité fragile à Oscar Temaru, qui est réélu président de la Polynésie française le 3 mars 2005 et qui forme, le 7 mars 2005, un gouvernement de seize ministres. Basé sur un rappel des faits de l’année 2004 et des premiers mois de l’année 2005, le présent article explique les raisons de l’ascension d’Oscar Temaru, puis de sa chute et finalement de sa ré-election. Il note le regain d’intérêt pour la politique, avec la formation de plusieurs partis et surtout l’émergence d’une nouvelle génération politique. Il insiste sur la non neutralité de l’Etat français dans le processus électoral (notamment par l’adoption d’un mode de scrutin visant à favoriser Gaston Flosse), et explique les liens entre politique et religion à Tahiti.

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Title: American influence on the politics of Fiji, 1849 -1874

Author: Routledge, David
Subject:  Fiji|Foreign relations|United States
 United States|Foreign relations|Fiji
Volume: Vol.04, 1978
Collation: p. 66-88

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Analysing the open list system of proportional representation in Fiji's 2014 general election : a perspective from the Fiji Electoral Commission

Author: Arms, D.G.
Subject:  Election|Fiji
Volume: Vol.35 no.2, 2015
Collation: p. 9-16

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: An analysis of employment prospects in Fiji's urban area

Author: Prasad, Biman Chand, Chen, Hong, Singh, Baljeet
Subject:  Fiji|Rural conditions|Economic aspects
Volume: Vol.33 no.2, 2013
Collation: p. 28-46

Abstract: This study analyses the determinants of employment in urban Fiji.

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Title: And now there will ba a void a tribute to J. W. Davidson

Author: Spate, O.H.K
Subject:  Historians|Obituaries
Volume: Vol.20, 1996
Collation: p. 21-22

Abstract: A tribute to J. W. Davidson

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Title: The application of the common law and equity in countries of the South Pacific

Author: Paterson, Don
Subject:  Common law|Oceania
Volume: Vol.21, 1997
Collation: p. 1-31

Abstract: The introduction of the common law and equity was effected by provisions of the Constitution or by legislation, and this written law expressly stated that the principles of common law and equity were subject to certain restrictions and limitations as to their application.

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Title: Approaches to inter-group conflict resolution in Fiji

Author: Ramesh, Sanjay
Subject:  Conflict resolution|Fiji
Volume: Vol.31 no.2, 2011
Collation: p. 183-196

Abstract: This paper utilises inter-group theory to propose resolution of inter-group conflict between indigenous Fijians and Indo-Fijians. It is argued that a three-pronged approach is required to enhance better inter- group relations. First, a national identity that is widely embraced by the community is needed. The People’s Charter for Change has proposed ‘Fijian’ as a common name: this idea has been vigorously contested by indigenous nationalists whereas Indo-Fijians see ‘Fijian’ as a vehicle for reclaiming their social identity in the country. Second, it is argued that there is a need for the establishment of some form of truth and reconciliation structure, aimed at reconciling the perpetrators and the victims of political crimes within the country and providing amnesty for those telling the truth while compensating the victims. It is argued that previous attempts at reconciliation via the Racial Tolerance and Unity Bill ended in a disaster necessitating a more structured, culturally sensitive approach. Third, it is argued that there is need for the implementation of multiparty governance through multiparty committees that could be customised to cement consensus democracy in the country. Fiji has had experience in the past with multiparty committees, and similar structures can be incorporated within the parliamentary system to manage inter-party and inter-group conflict.

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Title: Are European 'quality service' models applicable to resorts in the South Pacific?

Author: Frodey, Carol, O'Hara, Jim
Subject:  Customer services
 Tourism|Quality control|Oceania
Volume: Vol.16, 1992
Collation: p. 90-107

Abstract: Service industries are becoming more important to every nation's economy, in terms of people employed and contribution to GNP. The South Pacific is no exemption to this

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Title: Assessing development : designing better indices of poverty and gender equity in Fiji

Author: Chattier, Priya
Subject:  
Volume: Vol.34 no.2, 2014
Collation: p. 87-108

Abstract: This paper explores gender and feminist aspects of an ongoing multi-year, multi-country, interdisciplinary research project, that seeks to develop a new measure of deprivation, that is genuinely gender-sensitive and responsive to the expressed interests and views of poor women and men.

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Title: Assessing the economy-wide impacts of natural disasters : the economic impact of the 2009 Fiji floods

Author: Pratt, Stephen
Subject:  Flood damage|Economic aspects|Fiji
 Emergency management|Government policy|Fiji
Volume: Vol.33 no.2, 2013
Collation: p. 5-20

Abstract: This research estimates the higher order economic costs to Fiji as a result of the 2009 floods

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Title: Assessing the quality of life for women and men in Fiji using active life profile analysis

Author: Cameron, John
Subject:  Life span, Productive|Fiji
 Life expectancy|Fiji
 Fiji|Social condition
Volume: Vol.13, 1987
Collation: p. 80-93

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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Title: Australia - a hegemonic power in the Pacific region

Author: Muckler, Hermann, 1964-
Subject:  Colonialism
 Expansionism
 Hegemonial influence.
Volume: Vol.36 no.2, 2016
Collation: p. 138-160

Abstract: “The Australian colonies displayed expansionist tendencies almost from the beginning” is a pointed statement, and there is evidence that Australia exerted its influence on and expanded its spheres of interest to neighbouring territories in Melanesia and in the Pacific region as a whole almost from the beginning of its existence. This article gives an overview about Australia acting as a hegemonic power in the Pacific Islands before World War I, its engagement in the decades afterwards, and its regional political involvement recently, perceived and interpreted from a European viewpoint

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Title: Australia and Asean in the 1980s : some outside views on some of the problems

Author: Maiava, Iosefa
Subject:  Australia|Foreign economic relations|Southeast Asia
 Southeast Asia|Foreign economic relations|Australia
Volume: Vol.10, 1984
Collation: p. 54-71

Abstract: Despite the loss of Vietnam and the subsequent withdrawl of direct involvement in the region, the Australian governments have never surrendered their interests in South East Asia. In fact, the 1970s were characterised by numerous efforts at fostering close ties with Asian neighbours. The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), in particular, has been referred to in Canberra simply as the central feature of (Australia's ) regional policy(Peacock 1979: 12). This comment, at the level of rhetoric at least, seems to have been a guiding principle in the conduct of Australia's affairs in the Asia-Pacific region. So it was that in 1974, Australia became the first country ton establish formal dialogue with ASEAN, soliciting for itself a lot of goodwill from the group.

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Title: Australian refugee policy and its impacts on Pacific Island countries

Author: Opeskin, Brian, Ghezelbash, Daniel
Subject:  Asylum seekers
 Immigration detention
Volume: Vol.35 no.3, 2016
Collation: p. 73-90

Abstract: Refugees present an immense challenge globally but until recently Pacific Island Countries (PICs) have been relatively sheltered from this phenomenon. However, changes to Australia’s border security and refugee policies in recent years have significant implications for the Pacific because of Australia’s determination to prevent asylum seekers from arriving by boat in Australian territory. This article examines Australia’s so-called ‘Pacific Solution’, which entails the transfer of asylum seekers to camps in Nauru and Papua New Guinea, where they are detained pending determination of their refugee status and ultimate resettlement. The social impacts of Australia’s policies include the heightened tensions that arise from establishing large detention facilities in small island communities, and the social costs of resettling persons who are found to be refugees among poor local populations. Australia’s policies also have other impacts on PICs. Australia’s selective allocation of foreign aid and other funds make PICs vulnerable to pressure from its developed neighbour, and create the danger that Australia’s perceived ‘problem’ with unauthorised boat arrivals is being shifted to acquiescent countries in the Pacific.

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