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Labour mobility impacts on Vanuatu’s tourism industry: Understanding employer perspectives

LEWIS ROTHWELL | This blog post is the first output of a project led by Dr Kirstie Petrou and Dr Tess… Read More

Strategic denial and Australia’s Pacific mindset

This is the first in a three-part series in which GAI Industry fellow Ian Kemish AM explores the history of Australia’s public mindset towards the Pacific. Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 16 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Finance Ministers meet in Fiji The Forum Economic Ministers Meeting has concluded in Fiji. This is one of the standing… Read More

Putting PNG’s police shortage on the agenda

SEAN JACOBS  | A recent string of gruesome kidnappings of young women in Papua New Guinea’s Highlands have highlighted not only the persistent… Read More

Chinese policing deals in the Solomon Islands

JON FRAENKEL | Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has used Chinese money to shore up his government. Whether alignment with Chinese interests… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 2 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Marshall Islands accepts Compact funding offer In something of an about turn, the government of Marshall Islands has agreed to… Read More

A call to collective action

SPEECH BY DAME MEG TAYLOR | Gathering on this land, we acknowledge the Yugara and Turrbal peoples, the traditional custodians. We sincerely respect their… Read More

A Queensland defence and security perspective

PETER LAYTON | Australia has no international land borders but only just. Queensland’s Saibai Island is only 4km from Papua New Guinea… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 19 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Prime Minister Sogavare returns from China The Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, Manasseh Sogavare, has returned from a trip… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 5 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Shipping and climate change in focus for Pacific countries Negotiations ahead of this week’s meeting of the International Maritime Organization… Read More


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