15 Henley Rd
(PO Box 2219)
Ph: (02) 8762 4200
Fx: (02) 8762 4220
Int'l Ph: +61 2 8762 4200
Int'l Fx: +61 2 8762 4220
Located just 100 metres to the south of Flemington Railway Station. Link to new location on Google Maps
5 Abingdon St
(Postal: 84 Park Rd)
Ph 1: (07) 3103 7376
Ph 2: (02) 8090 1976
Fax: (02) 8762 4220
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Tuvalu struggles with an international profile of being tiny (nine coral atolls with a grand total of 25.6 sq km), remote (in the Pacific between Fiji and Kiribati), and largely unknown. Yet Tuvalu strives resolutely for international attention, refusing to lie down and slowly disappear as the rest of the world closes its eyes to the problems created by excessive global greenhouse gas emissions. Funafuti is the main island.
Tuvalu is one of the small island states whose story the Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP) has been telling to Australia and global community since 2006. In 2012, PCP decided to strengthen and expand its links with Tuvalu and gain a deeper understanding of Tuvaluan concerns. PCP Co-ordinator Jill Finnane was sent for a week to immerse herself in the place, make contact with local people, learn some of the people’s experiences and concerns and to meet with members of the Tuvalu Climate Action Network. This is some of her experience...
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ERC initiative the Pacific Calling Partnership promotes awareness of the devastating effects of climate change on low-lying island communities of the Pacific. The PCP campaign goes beyond both the science and the spin to make evident 'the human face of climate change'.
Update: ERC Director, Phil Glendenning, recently returned to Australia from Afghanistan after 10 days interviewing returned asylum seekers again in Kabul.
ERC is redoubling our efforts to find a third-country resettlement option for those returnees from Australia with whom we have been able to make contact. We need financial support to achieve this.
Such work uncovers high levels of risk for the deportees (and for our researchers). Research publications are available here.
Listen to Phil speak of the visit to ABC Radio National's Phillip Adams.
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