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It's possible that foreign aid might do a better job at buying influence and deterring aggression than spending $12 billion on new jet fighters, writes Adam Lockyer.


Felisbela Do Rosario Guterres plans to use her Prime Minister’s Pacific-Australia Award to help stop deforestation in her home country, Timor Leste.

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Fiji's attitude to sex work could be exposing the Pacific nation to a rapid spread of HIV/AIDS, with devastating consequences, a new AusAID-funded study has found.

The problems faced by the Pacific region in mitigating and adapting to climate change will be the focus of a conference at the University of New South Wales.

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Getting humanitarian assistance through to the survivors of Burma's Cyclone Nargis may be proving difficult, but two UNSW-supported trainees are already on the ground providing much-needed crisis relief.

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UNSW researchers have been awarded $6.6 million to improve health in the Asia-Pacific region.

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The Bali bombing of 2002 changed the course of UNSW postgraduate Ni Wayan Rahayu's life; but she was neither a witness nor survivor.