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Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 12 April

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Vanuatu secures a huge win at the United Nations In Port Vila, a parade through the town centre marked… Read More

Fiji is trying to move beyond ‘coup culture’

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Until a few months ago, Josiah Voreqe “Frank” Bainimarama was the only national leader many young Fijians had ever… Read More

Exploring determinants of green finance in small island economies—case of Fiji

LATU SERA KAUKILAKEBA AND TARLOK SINGH | “Financial policymakers and regulators may not necessarily be involved in the… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 29 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |   Pacific responses to AUKUS announcement The recent AUKUS announcement regarding the pathway to nuclear-powered submarines for Australia prompted a… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 15 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Vanuatu comes to grips with cyclone aftermath  Further to the impacts of not one but two cyclones within the… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 1 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Pacific Islands Forum moves on Last week the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders met for a special retreat. Top… Read More

What can the Pacific learn from Brisbane 2032?

SEAN JACOBS  |  With the hefty price tag of hosting an Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the fear of creating ‘white elephant’ venues… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 15 February

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Parliament sits in Fiji Parliament is sitting this week in Fiji and we are getting more of a sense… Read More

The undiscussed impact of climate change in Tuvalu

TERESA LIFUKA-DRECALA  |  Tuvalu is the fourth smallest nation in the world and one of the most affected by the impacts of climate change. Read More

Reform versus remittances? Pacific states, leadership, and economic reform

SEAN JACOBS  |  Remittances are often put forward as a solution to poverty alleviation efforts in Pacific island countries – a “win-win for Australia… Read More


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