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Our Pacific Outlook blog features expert commentary and informed analysis on the latest Pacific news and affairs.

Defence industry and the Pacific

PETER LAYTON* | From an Australian defence viewpoint, the Pacific is suddenly fashionable.  This renewed attention has encouraged some interest in possible regional… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 21 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Disaster response in focus in Brisbane Pacific ministers and officials converged on Brisbane this week for the UN’s Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 14 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Large earthquake hits Papua New Guinea An earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale has struck eastern Papua New Guinea,… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 7 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Further erosion of the Rule of Law in Kiribati The government of Kiribati has suspended the three judges of the… Read More

Solomon Islands’ election postponement plans ensure global scrutiny will continue

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    There has been a flurry of international media and commentary attention on Solomon Islands in recent months. Since… Read More

Papua New Guinea’s elections: A review and some personal insights

TEDDY WINN | Papua New Guinea has just come out of its 11th national election which took much longer than expected. The date… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 31 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Australian Foreign Minister visits PNG and Timor Leste The Foreign Minister of Australia is visiting Papua New Guinea and Timor… Read More

Climate conversations and disconnected discourses

MELODIE RUWET | Pacific island leaders have declared climate change to be their most pressing security threat.  Meanwhile, the increased presence of China… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 24 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Vanuatu President dissolves Parliament In Vanuatu, the newly installed President, Nikenike Vuraboravu has dissolved Parliament on the advice of Prime… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 17 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Kiribati attempts to deport suspended High Court judge The Rule of Law was in sharp focus in Kiribati last week. At… Read More


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