Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Major political party in Fiji suspended The largest Opposition party in Fiji has been suspended for a period… Read More

Battling pandemic—between ideology and health

One of the first casualties of COVID-19 has been largely ignored in the current crisis. Ideology has ruled the world since the end of WWII… Read More

The mess of Australia-China relations

COLIN MACKERRAS | The downward spiral in Australia-China relations must stop. The Australian government must take a lead towards a major and long… Read More

The brights spots of China’s post-coronavirus economy

China is banking on a boost in “new infrastructure” – including artificial intelligence and big data, with the 5G mobile network the main priority, says Rowan Callick. Read More

Behind China’s newly aggressive diplomacy: ‘wolf warriors’ ready to fight back

When former President Hu Jintao visited Australia in 2003, he began his address to parliament by describing the exploits of a 15th century Chinese admiral, Zheng… Read More

Monetary policy statement by the Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea

Mr Loi M Bakani CMG, Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea The spread of Coronavirus, Covid-19, and its adverse impact through the disruption… Read More

Regional wrap

1. China uses trade lever to pressure Australia 2. The WHA passes motion to investigate Covid-19 3. Sino-Indian rivalry heats up again Read More

COVID-19: some other lessons for Australia

Bruce Miller AO, is the Chair of the Griffith Asia Institute Advisory Council. He was Australia’s former Ambassador to Japan, draws out the domestic policy implications for Australia of the slapdash and reckless COVID19 responses of Britain and the United States. And suggest for the examination of other policy models in Asia or continental Europe. Read More

The case for automated airbases in a post-pandemic Australia

A post-pandemic Australia with a smaller national workforce would increase the pressure on the ADF to embrace automation at its airbases. The possibility that the post-Covid-19 era will leave us with fewer people makes airbase digital transformation essential. Read More

Coronavirus in the Pacific: weekly briefing

Griffith Asia Institute's Tess Newton Cain and Dan McGarry share a weekly update on Covid19 in the Pacific. Read More


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