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TESS NEWTON CAIN | Before we get too much further into 2020, here is a look back at six of the stories that… Read More
TESS NEWTON CAIN | Pacific nations offer support to Australia Pacific island countries and their peoples have offered support to Australia. As… Read More
It is widely accepted that finance is sine qua non for start-up, establishment and expansion of a private sector enterprise; capital is indeed critical for… Read More
Hope comes from within every one of us and it is the greatest motivation one could ever find. The role hope played in the referendum… Read More
TESS NEWTON CAIN | Bougainville votes for independence The results of the Bougainville referendum were announced last week. After two weeks of… Read More
Background The Pacific region is currently the focus of attention by Pacific rim powers mainly concerned about their own security and economic prospects. The geopolitical… Read More
TESS NEWTON CAIN | Vanuatu Parliament sits for the last time before elections The Vanuatu Parliament is sitting in Ordinary Session. It is… Read More
CAITLIN BYRNE | Significant transformation in Australia’s neighbourhood—the rise of Asian economies, cities and middle classes, unprecedented digital disruption, and near insatiable demands for… Read More
TESS NEWTON CAIN | Perhaps the most telling exchange on this week’s Q&A broadcast from Suva came right at the end. Alex… Read More
TESS NEWTON CAIN | PNG budget handed down The budget for 2020 (the Marape government’s first) has been handed down in Papua… Read More