Community Café Dialogues

Discussing Australia’s Refugee Policy with the People Most Affected by It


This is Our Story

A PaCSIA-led Community Consultation, Dialogue and Commemoration Event


Panguna Dialogue Project

Dialogue Brings Former Enemies Together


Panguna Dialogue Project

Sharing Stories of Strength from Different Communities


Panguna Dialogue Project

Working with Local Communities in Bougainville


Brave New Welcome

A Participatory Media and Intercultural Dialogue Project for Young People


We design and conduct research, consulting and training in the areas of conflict analysis, conflict transformation & peacebuilding to facilitate constructive engagement with conflict.

PaCSIA is a not-for-profit organisation located in Brisbane, Australia. We design and conduct research, consulting and training in the areas of conflict analysis, conflict transformation and peacebuilding, and engage in culturally sensitive, dialogical research and practice. PaCSIA actively supports the prevention of violence and contributes to public debate and better understanding of peace and conflict through facilitation of dialogue and constructive conflict engagement processes. PaCSIA members come from a range of academic and professional backgrounds and have extensive expertise in research, practice and academia.

Here’s some of our recent work…

Rio Tinto on Panguna – more hollow talk?

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By Volker Boege PaCSIA has worked with communities affected by the environmental, social, cultural and health legacies of the Panguna copper mine in Bougainville for several years, commencing with the…

Start of Phase 2 of the Bougainville Transition Dialogues

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With generous support from UNDP through the Supporting Peace in Bougainville Project and Misereor e.V. (the German Catholic Bishops' Organisation for Development Cooperation) Peace and Conflict Studies Institute Australia (PaCSIA)…

Panguna mine legacy: PaCSIA welcomes complaint against Rio Tinto

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On 29 September 2020 the Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC, Melbourne) filed a complaint against mining giant Rio Tinto with the Australian Government on behalf of members of communities affected…

PaCSIA joins call from traditional owners and human rights organisations to strip Rio Tinto of its status as global human rights leader

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On 9 July 2020, 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and human rights organisations called on the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) to strip mining giant Rio Tinto of its…