Weekly Pacific Bulletin

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 18 May

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

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 11 May

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

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 4 May

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

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 27 April

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

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 20 April

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Our Ocean conference concludes in Palau The 7th meeting of the Our Ocean conference was held recently in Palau. Delegates from… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 13 April

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  US officials to visit Solomon Islands The fallout from the announcement of a security agreement between Solomon Islands and China shows… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 6 April

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Security agreement between Solomon Islands and China finalised The proposed security agreement between Solomon Islands has now been finalised, with… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 30 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Solomon Islands and China eye closer security relationships A leaked draft of a framework security agreement is the latest manifestation of… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 23 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  MP charged with murder in Papua New Guinea An MP and his associate have been charged with murder in PNG. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 16 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  COVID-19 raising serious questions in Vanuatu In Vanuatu, the number of COVID-19 cases is continuing to rise. Health authorities have converted… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
The Pacific Step-up: Drowning not waving
Reflections on press freedom as a pillar of democracy
Gender based violence in Papua New Guinea