Pacific Geopolitics Workshop – How can Australia ensure that its 'step-up' advances its strategic interests in the Pacific Islands?

Audio - Panel 5 Day 2

Panel session #5 was recorded on the 2nd day of a two day #PacificGeopolitics workshop themed ‘How does the ‘Pacific’ fit into the ‘Indo-Pacific’? The changing geopolitics of the Pacific Islands’ held on 6-7 June 2019


  • James Batley, Distinguished Policy Fellow, DPA, ANU


  • Dr Anthony Bergin, Senior Analyst, ASPI
  • Marion Crawshaw, Independent Researcher
  • Assoc Prof Quentin Hanich, Fisheries Governance Program Leader, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, University of Wollongong
  • Assoc Prof Tess Newton-Cain, Adjunct Associate Professor, Development Policy Centre, ANU, and Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University
  • Dr Michael O’Keefe, Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics, La Trobe University

The workshop is convened by Joanne Wallis, James Batley and Anthony Bergin. It is presented by the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Department of Pacific Affairs and National Security College at ANU, with additional funding from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Asia-Pacific Innovation Program.

For more information about the workshop, and to access other recordings and materials, please see the event page -

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