The United Nations’ decision to ask the International Court of Justice for an advisory opinion on countries’ climate obligations has been hailed as a ‘turning point in climate justice’.
Australia is rapidly expanding visa programs for Pacific Islanders to fill labour shortages. More needs to be done to overcome cultural tensions in local communities.
Drawn by jobs - or escaping climate change - many people from the Pacific are moving elsewhere.
Hosting the world’s climate negotiations could be a very big deal. But the government will need to show Australia has changed by bringing more to the table, and taking coal and gas off the menu.
Defence minister Richard Marles’ historic trip sheds some light on the new government’s approach to national security matters.
China seeks two main things from the region – one diplomatic and one strategic.
A leaked draft security agreement seemingly proves Chinese spending ‘bought’ enough influence to get the Solomon Islands government. But such an interpretation misses two key issues.
Kava is not commonly used in Australia. But that will change and we need to keep an eye on what happens next.
The promise of labour mobility in the Australian government’s new temporary migrant labour scheme is mostly for employers, not workers.
As tensions grow between China and the US, vital internet links for Pacific island nations face uncertainty.
There are 191 different species of bat across the Pacific Island. They are vital parts of the region’s biodiversity, and many species have cultural significance.
The president of Kiribati plans to raise its low-lying islands to fight, not flee, sea level rise. Here’s why it’s an expression of human dignity.