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The Bougainville Referendum: Lessons for the Future

Baker, Kerryn; Oppermann, Thiago


In late 2019, a non-binding referendum on the future political status of Bougainville was held. A team of researchers from The Australian National University and the University of Papua New Guinea observed the referendum, including the polling and counting processes. The Bougainville referendum of 2019 was conducted in a social setting of great community involvement, with robust polling procedures and generally effective administration and implementation. Whilst there were some minor...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2020
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Department of Pacific Affairs in brief series: 2020/16
DOI: 10.25911/5ed0e4f936343
Access Rights: Open Access


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