ANU Centre for European Studies Visiting Fellow Denise Fisher regularly contributes to commentary on France in the South Pacific. Denise was an Australian diplomat for thirty years, serving in Australian diplomatic missions as a political and economic policy analyst in Rangoon, Nairobi, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur and Washington DC before being appointed Australian High Commissioner in Harare (1998-2001), accredited to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Angola and Malawi; then Australian Consul-General in Noumea, New Caledonia (2001-2004). She is the author of France in the South Pacific: Power and Politics (2013).
Commentary by Denise Fisher:
New Caledonia's independence referendum: a reminder of realities in the Lowy Institute's The Interpreter, published 8 November 2018
New Caledonia votes to stay with France at this time, but independence supporters take heart on The Conversation, published 5 November 2018
Interview on ABC News 'The World', 3 November 2018
Explainer: New Caledonia's independence referendum, and how it could impact the region on The Conversation, published 2 November 2018. See also the French version of this article
Interview on ABC News, 2 November 2018
Interview on The Wire, 2 Novemer 2018
Quoted on ABC News in this report by Stephen Dziedzic, 1 November 2018
Interview on SBS News in this report by Stefan Armbruster, October 2018
New Caledonia: the independence vote looms in the Lowy Institute's The Interpreter, published 9 October 2018
New Caledonia's independence referendum: what does it mean? Presentation at the Australia Pacific Islands Business Council's 14th Australia-New Caledonia Business Forum on 14 September 2018. Download the PDF below to read Denise's presentation.
New Caledonia: boycotts and blockade in the Lowy Institute's The Interpreter, published 30 August 2018
Australia needs Indo-Pacific clarity in the Asia & the Pacific Policy Society's Policy Forum, published 3 July 2018
ABC Radio National Pacific Beat interview, 11 June 2018