Region-PNG and the Pacific

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

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 1 February

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Kiribati to return to the Pacific Islands Forum Prime Minister Rabuka’s recent visit to Kiribati looks to have… Read More

Uplifting women in the kava industry not a break in Pacific tradition

NIKKI RICHARDSON | In some parts of Vanuatu, women are still forbidden from entering a nakamal, or ‘kava bar’, as it is traditionally… Read More

Discussions about Pacific aid need to go beyond the instrumental and local voices must be heard

HANNAH MCNICOL | After signing a security deal with China in April and a $100 million deal with Chinese telecommunications giant… Read More

Fiji’s government may have changed, but the military is making it clear it will not go quietly

JON FRAENKEL | We are starting to see what Fiji politics is likely to look like under the new government elected in December… Read More

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