Vanuatu votes in historic referendum to tame political instability

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Vanuatu was voting on Wednesday in its first referendum since independence, with citizens asked to decide on proposed constitutional amendments aimed at preventing party...

French Senate endorses new election rules for New Caledonia, but with amendments

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The French Senate on Tuesday endorsed a Constitutional review project bearing significant modifications to the local electoral rules for New Caledonia, but with amendments. The...

Crisis brewing as France seeks changes to New Caledonia’s electoral rolls

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By Nic Maclellan As the French National Assembly and Senate debate changes to New Caledonia’s electoral laws, there are protests in the streets of...

2,000 Marines, sailors arrive in Australia for six months of Training, Exercises

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Approximately 2,000 Marines and sailors deployed to Australia's Northern Territory this week to participate alongside their counterparts in the annual iteration of Marine Rotational...

Vanuatu MPs expects to receive up to VT1M for referendum ‘Yes’ campaign, based on...

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Vanuatu Members of Parliament (MPs) are expected to receive financial support of up to VT1 million (US$ 8,343) each to strengthen and support the...

Feleti Teo elected unopposed as Tuvalu’s new Prime Minister

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Feleti Teo secured the position of Tuvalu’ new Prime Minister without facing any opposition Monday. He was elected to the Parliament of Tuvalu after the...

Solomon Islands’ pro-China leader pledges to continue Australia balancing act

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The Solomon Islands’ ruling party has pledged to strike a “pragmatic” balance between stronger ties with China and its relations with “traditional partners” such...

Vanuatu Electoral Commission to use simple majority rule for referendum vote count: Kaltamat

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The Vanuatu Electoral Commission will adopt the “simple majority” rule for counting referendum votes. This decision was revealed by the Chairman of the Electoral Commission,...

Committee supports removing 10 percent quota for Samoa women parliamentarians

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The Samoa Parliamentary Committee that reviewed the Commission of Inquiry’s Report set up after the 2021 general elections, has accepted the recommendation to remove...

Three former Samoa ruling Human Rights Protection Party MPs to head to by-election

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The three former Samoa ruling Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP)MPs who resigned from the party to declare themselves independent have had their seats made...

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New Caledonia vote reform that sparked riots ‘suspended’

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President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that a voting reform that triggered deadly riots in French Pacific Territory New Caledonia would be “suspended” in light...

Vanuatu voters support Constitutional Change to end Political instability

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Vanuatu has voted to change its constitution in a bid to end years of political instability, results of the Pacific nation's first national referendum...

King Charles aims to defy health challenges to attend crucial Commonwealth meeting

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King Charles will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Samoa on October 21 and embark on a tour of Australia later...