Region-PNG and the Pacific

Climate change and maritime boundaries: Pacific responses and implications for Australia

REBECCA STRATING AND JOANNE WALLIS | Climate change has the potential to undermine the maritime resource entitlements of Pacific island states. Resource-rich maritime areas… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 28 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Court of Appeal decision is a reset for Samoa In Samoa, a prolonged political deadlock now appears to be… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 21 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Regional trade and economic meetings The trade and economic officials and ministers of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) members… Read More

Morrison left out on Pacific rim over climate diplomacy

WESLEY MORGAN | The first national leader to congratulate Joe Biden on his election as US President was Fiji’s Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama. There… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 14 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Fiji COVID-19 crisis The COVID-19 crisis in Fiji continues to dominate the news in that country. The outbreak… Read More

Precarious moment: Vanuatu court to rule on prime minister’s fate

Vanuatu’s court of appeal will sit today to decide the political fate of the prime minister, Bob Loughman, and 18 other MPs. The supreme court… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 7 July

PALM 9 Last week, the leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum met with the Prime Minister of Japan and other government officials for the… Read More

The urgency of action: Lessons for COP26 from the COVID-19 pandemic for the Pacific

The upcoming Glasgow COP26 is pivotal. Countries are expected to significantly enhance their commitments on reducing greenhouse emissions—“ratcheting up ambition”, in COP parlance—in order to… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 30 June

Political impasse in Samoa gets closer to resolution It looks like the long and drawn-out political impasse in Samoa is nearing a resolution. On Monday… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 23 June

Vanuatu political drama continues The political wrangling in Vanuatu continues. On Friday the Supreme Court ruled against a claim by 19 MPs from the… 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