2020

Pacific Islands’ tourism during COVID-19: Danger or opportunity?

In-conversation with Halatoa Fua, Liz Pechan, Marita Manley and Johanna Loehr On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Read More

Cultural Etiquette in the Pacific

The recent launch of the second edition of Cultural Etiquette in the Pacific by the Pacific Community (SPC) has sparked a renewed interest in… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 16 December

PNG power tussle remains unresolved The PNG Parliament met on Monday morning further to a Supreme Court order that was handed down last week. The… Read More

Conflict zones and COVID-19’s impact on sexual and gender-based violence reporting

SARA E DAVIES, PHYU PHYU OO, YOLANDA RIVEROS-MORALES AND JACQUI TRUE | COVID-19 has paradoxically made sexual and gender-based violence in the home both… Read More

Charting a course to 2050 in the Pacific

PETER LAYTON, WESLEY MORGAN AND TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    At the 2019 Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders meeting in Tuvalu, member… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 9 December

Forum leaders to meet ahead of UN Climate Summit The leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum will meet online ahead of this week’s… Read More

Bad relations with China are not in Australia’s interests

COLIN MACKERRAS | Our leaders tell us continually that they will stand up to China on behalf of Australia’s interests. But I cannot… Read More

Regional wrap | 63

The past fortnight witnessed further worsening of Sino-Australian relations and more evidence of how China intends to punish Australia to set an example for other… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #8

A fortnightly snapshot of what’s making headlines in South East Asia. Malaysia to hold election post-pandemic Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced last Saturday that… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 2 December

COVID-19 and court cases add to the political turmoil in PNG The political turmoil in Papua New Guinea shows no sign of letting up. Several… Read More


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