Michael Kabuni is a lecturer in political science at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Papua New Guinea.
Journal ArticlesTroubles and Puzzles: The 2022 General Elections in Papua New Guinea
Originally published in The Journal of Pacific History
Bracing for 3000 Pacific Engagement Visas
Australia’s new permanent resident scheme must prioritise the people of the Blue Pacific who will be most impacted.
Answers needed on the Pacific Engagement Visa
Beyond practicalities, it’s unclear whether this is a genuine “Pacific family” partnership or geopolitical convenience?
Papua New Guinea: Reining in MP slush funds
Allowing individual MPs to decide where money should be spent – and who should be rewarded – comes at too high a price.
With elections looming, PNG rushed to create seven new districts
While the opposition worries about gerrymandering, the flaws in the decision are more about the population count.
The dual roles of PNG politicians, and why they fail at both
By focusing on service delivery closer to home, MPs are neglecting their mandated role as national lawmakers.
Politics and Covid-19 funds in Papua New Guinea
Putting the money in the hands of MPs could mean it will never be known just how the funds were used.