Pacific Outlook

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Coronavirus in the Pacific: weekly briefing

Infection figures remain low for the Pacific, but they have more than doubled since last week. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported 215 positive cases in the Pacific, excluding Australia and New Zealand. Northern Marianas Islands have reported two more cases “under investigation”. Two people have died there. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 15 April

Impacts of Tropical Cyclone Harold The impacts of Tropical Cyclone Harold are being felt in four countries across the region. The death toll has exceeded… Read More

Coronavirus in the Pacific: weekly briefing

There are now more than 220 confirmed cases across the Pacific Islands region (excluding Australia and New Zealand) and six deaths. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

Tropical Cyclone Harold in the region On top of dealing with the impacts of Covid-19, the arrival of Tropical Cyclone Harold has caused more… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

COVID-19 impacts felt across the region The impacts of the global pandemic that is COVID-19 are being felt across the region. Several countries have declared… Read More

Emerging disease and emerging economies: The capacity of Pacific health systems in the face of COVID-19

How will Pacific Island and Territories respond to the global pandemic, Covid19. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

COVID-19 reaches the Pacific COVID-19 is now present in the Pacific islands region. There are now dozens of confirmed cases in the region, with the… Read More

Shifting electricity generation from non-renewable to renewable sources in Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s National Energy Road Map (NERM) 2016-2030 lists targets and objectives that the Government, through the Department of Energy (DoE), considers essential for overall… Read More

The ‘C’ word, burning elephants, post truth and how Pacific nations can lobby Australia’s position on climate change

With the elephant of climate change well and truly in the room and on fire in Australia, the Morrison Government is still shy to use… Read More

Australia’s new regional context: Pacific island futures and air power possibilities

In the Australian strategic consciousness the Pacific islands looms very large. There is more than two hundred years of history that includes seminal moments like… Read More


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