Region-PNG and the Pacific

Setting the scene: Fiji’s next general elections

ROMITESH KANT | Fiji’s general elections will take place sometime before 9 January 2023. While the election date has not been announced, the official… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 3 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Cook Islands elections There are 69 candidates contesting for seats in the 24-member Cook Islands parliament in this week’s general… Read More

Digital futures: Driving systemic change for women

ERIN WATSON-LYNN AND TENGEI WANG | As digital technology continues to unlock new financial opportunities for people across Asia and the Pacific, it is… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 27 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  New President for Vanuatu The Republic of Vanuatu has a new President. Voting for the President takes place every five years… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 20 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Pacific Island Leaders Meeting Suva was buzzing last week as the 51st meeting of Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) leaders took… Read More

Smiles in Suva: The 51st Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ meeting

TESS NEWTON CAIN AND STEFAN ARMBRUSTER | Last week’s meeting of the leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) was keenly anticipated and came… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 13 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Kiribati breaks away from Forum Just as the 51st meeting of Pacific Islands Forum leaders was about to get underway Kiribati… Read More

Keeping everyone in the tent: The Pacific Islands Forum remains whole

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    A last-minute agreement has avoided rupture in the Pacific Islands Forum. As the agreement was negotiated, regional strengths… Read More

Will Australia’s new climate policy be enough to reset relations with Pacific nations?

WESLEY MORGAN | Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is hoping his government’s more ambitious climate policy will help reset Pacific relations when he meets… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 6 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Foreign Ministers to meet ahead of PIF This week sees a meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum’s Foreign Ministers. This comes… Read More


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