Director, Media and Communications
News and media
Shane McLeod is the Lowy Institute's Director of Media and Communications.
Keeping PNG connected by investing in radio
Australia could quickly make a critical – and relatively cheap – neighbourly investment in democracy.
Policy BriefsBridging Papua New Guinea’s information divide
In the lead-up to the 2022 national election, Papua New Guinea must address its information gap by investing in the public broadcaster.
CommentaryAustralia buying Digicel hits two birds with one stone
On top of staving off a China telco monopoly, underwriting the purchase would show the government is putting big money on the table to get ‘blue chip’ companies to invest in the…
Frenemies forever? PNG’s prime minister sees off a challenge
It’ll be a merrier Christmas for James Marape, but a politically fractious new year looms.
Reality bites: Budget, personalities and politics put Marape on notice
PNG’s prime minister must face down a no-confidence motion everyone knew was coming yet still caused a surprise.
CommentaryDeepening Japan’s cooperation with Papua New Guinea
Originally published in East Asia Forum.
PNG electrification: Spend on solar to help meet targets
Big power projects need to be pursued, but money for household solar would help PNG meet its 2030 goal more quickly.
Book Review: Where borders aren’t always badlands
People-to-people connections that stretch across tens of thousands of years don’t stop when lines are drawn on a map.
SubmissionsSubmission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into the Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Australia's Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
Joint submission by Lowy Institute researchers to the JSCFADT inquiry into the implications of the pandemic.
24 August 2021
ABC News Radio
18 March 2021
ABC Radio National Sunday Extra
15 March 2021
ABC RA Pacific Beat
17 November 2020
23 September 2020
ABC Radio Pacific Beat
02 September 2020
13 August 2020
ABC Pacific Beat
26 June 2020