Although Australia’s so called 'Pacific Solution' involving Papua New Guinea and Nauru has grabbed the headlines, this debate takes a broader look at the issues. An esteemed panel debates the motion 'that as global citizens it is only right that Pacific nations accept their share of global refugees'.
The 2012 Pacific Debate brought together a distinguished panel and audience to debate the topic ‘that in this Pacific Century and a new era of strategic contest, island states should be neutral’.
Pacific students from the University of Auckland join with regional policy specialists to debate the motion “That government focus should be on urban development to support economic growth”.
In PiPP’s first Pacific Debate, students from the Law Faculty at the University of the South Pacific’s Emalus campus in Port Vila, Vanuatu, debate the motion “That regionalism has failed the Pacific” on the sidelines of the 41st Pacific Islands Forum meeting.