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TESS NEWTON CAIN | ‘Out of season’ cyclone drenches Vanuatu Cyclone season officially ended on April 30th. However, that did not stop Tropical Cyclone Gina… Read More
PAUL SLATER | In 1999, tensions between ethnic groups in Solomon Islands were rising. For anyone who cared to notice, there was even a… Read More
TESS NEWTON CAIN | PNG rocked by sudden death of Deputy Prime Minister Just as Papua New Guinea heads into an election campaign, the country… Read More
ISABELLA BROWN AND TESS NEWTON CAIN | The “Compact States” are those countries that are in free association with the United States of America: Republic… Read More
ISABELLA BROWN AND TESS NEWTON CAIN | The Pacific Leaders Meeting (PALM) is a summit-level meeting that began in 1997 and has… Read More
TESS NEWTON CAIN | Japanese Foreign Minister visits the region The stream of high-level visitors to the Pacific shows no sign of letting up. Most… Read More
TESS NEWTON CAIN | PNG and Fiji elections update In Papua New Guinea, the dates of this year’s elections have been set. The start of… Read More
PETER LAYTON | Publicly, Australia’s Pacific Step-up aims to win friends and influence people. Behind this facade however, a core purpose is… Read More
TESS NEWTON CAIN | I was once asked “why should Australians care about what happens in the Pacific? and my response was (or… Read More
TESS NEWTON CAIN | Labor makes Pacific announcements during the elections campaign In something of a departure for Australian elections, the campaign has taken a… Read More