More from Dulciana Somare-Brash

This author has written 20 articles
Dare to dream, but in PNG it’s not enough

Dare to dream, but in PNG it’s not enough

Many people are commenting online on the impacts of decisions taken by the current Papua New Guinea government, with many expressing their feelings about a looming fiscal crisis. Dulciana Somare-Brash provides a raw assessment of the situation, saying the country will need more than a new crop of freshly elected leaders in 2017.
A muzzled Melanesia or indignant Indonesia?

A muzzled Melanesia or indignant Indonesia?

With trade and investment dressing up the shop front, it’s possible to sideline frank discussions on headline domestic issues in Indonesia if red carpet, tight security and 21-gun salutes supersede media and civil freedoms, writes Dulciana Somare-Brash.
Missing Voices

Missing Voices

Legislative changes in PNG to have more women in parliament, if successful, could change the culture of 'Bigman' and money politics by 2017, writes Dulciana Somare-Brash. But broad community support is not yet guaranteed in the lead up to parliaments verdict on its appropriateness.
The Canberra raiders

The Canberra raiders

Spying, raids and accusations of intimidation tactics have undermined trust across the Timor Sea. The most recent spate of allegations of espionage against Australia will continue to affect Australia’s international relationship with their pacific neighbors.