Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta shakes hands with U.K. Home Secretary Priti Patel.
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A UK plan to move asylum seekers on its shores to Rwanda has been met with stiff opposition from human rights organizations. But the UK persists, and Rwanda is all too willing.
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Seven key recommendations for mitigating the impacts of learning loss during the pandemic
Summer heat may be far from people’s minds here in Australia. But Europe’s ordeal is yet another sign changes in Earth’s climate have already reached dangerous levels.
Activists hold slogans as they protest against Chinese aggression in the South China Sea outside the Chinese consulate in Makati, Philippines in November 2021.
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China is posing many challenges to the Indo-Pacific region in 2022. How should Canada and Australia respond?
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A government review, now in train, is crucial in preparing Australia for the climate dangers ahead. But we must get it right.
A growing, more diverse population, less religion, more First Nations people and a picture of the long-term health of Australians. But who’s doing the housework?
A military officer salutes during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing.
Hugh White warns of a potential war between the US and China, drawing lessons from the first and second world wars to explore how Australia might respond to such a conflict – and where to draw a line.
These are ferociously intelligent books by two young female writers addressing the problems of gender, race and migration in Australia today.
Australians should accept that Pacific island countries will engage with other countries, and instead recognise the gaps in our defence, development and diplomatic relationships with the region.
Low lying islands in the Pacific are threatened by climate change.
A battle for influence between the US and China in the region, is giving Pacific island states more influence.
Leaders of the ‘Quad’ alliance, including new member, Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese, left.
The security landscape in the Asia-Pacific region is shifting in the face of China’s increasingly assertive foreign policy.
Labor’s Anthony Albanese (left) is leading Liberal Prime Minister Scott Morrison in polls ahead of Australia’s election on May 21.
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A staggering 10,000 people took part in our #SetTheAgenda poll. The number one issue was climate change.
We talk about the Pacific ‘neighbourhood’, but too often Australia’s approach to the region has been of saying what we’re going to do, rather than how – and listening to the people it most affects.
Campaigners have long argued for recognising colonialism as a climate-shaping force.
The IPCC’s latest climate report discusses how colonialism has shaped climate, a breakthrough for the climate justice movement.
Solomon Island Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at a meeting in China in 2019.
There is a long history shaping the recent pact between China and the Solomons- and it should jolt Australia into rethinking its relationships in the Pacific region.
In 2022, Australia is facing an election in which both major parties have little to offer on emissions reductions and moving away from fossil fuels.
China is committed to becoming carbon neutral before 2060 – and producing green hydrogen is key to the plan.
Australia is billed as the ‘most successful’ multicultural nation in the world. But almost half of non-white Australians regularly experience racism at work.
Kava is not commonly used in Australia. But that will change and we need to keep an eye on what happens next.