A ‘no’ result in the vote could compromise Australia’s moral authority when it seeks to advocate or pressure other states on human rights issues.
From the cuscus with the fancy coat, to the wallaby often sporting a single white glove, a wide variety of life evolved on island homes in the south-west Pacific.
How has China managed to make such deep inroads in the region so quickly? Higher-calibre diplomats and companies willing to do the bidding of Beijing.
An El Niño weather-warming phase is underway in the Pacific – but what does this mean for the weather in Europe?
NATO’s growing presence in the Pacific evokes a painful history that the western world has never confronted or fully acknowledged.
Many Pacific islanders would likely not feel exploited serving in a foreign army; they would see it as an honourable duty that comes with economic benefits to improve their lives.
The meeting is just the second US state visit during the Biden administration. It comes as Washington and Seoul face common concerns.
Labor has touted a renewed engagement with the Asia-Pacific since coming to power. The submarine deal, however, is not in this spirit.
The sea level around Vanuatu is rising at a rate nearly twice the global average. New research tells a story of both loss and resilience.
When Pacific Forum economic ministers meet today in Vanuatu, the region’s troubled airline sector should be high on their agenda.
New research examines why Māori and Pacific representation in university STEM subjects remain so stubbornly low.
Women candidates in PNG often lack support and funding, but increasing women’s political participation could lead to more equality and greater democracy
Research suggests more should be spent on English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) support – earlier in the school system, before it’s too late.
Pacific nations are increasingly setting their own agendas, meaning Australia and New Zealand are having to learn to listen.
A battle for influence between the US and China in the region, is giving Pacific island states more influence.
China seeks two main things from the region – one diplomatic and one strategic.
New Zealand – like Australia – must increase its overseas aid spending if it is serious about matching China’s ambitions in the South Pacific.
Before we work ourselves into a frenzy over Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to Solomon Islands, it is worth pausing for breath.
The Pacific will remain a priority, no matter which party wins the election. But there could be subtle differences in tone and priorities.
Pro-independence parties had sought a delay for the third and final referendum due to the impact of the pandemic on the Indigenous Kanak population. It was denied.