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Government taking Governor General advice on the dissolution of Solomon Islands Parliament

The Solomon Islands Government is taking the advice of the Governor General, Sir David Vunagi seriously on matters relating to the deferment of the...

Op-ed: Enduring Partnership with Fiji

By John Feakes, Australian High Commissioner to Fiji The bonds between Australia and Fiji are deep. We recently marked 50 years of bilateral relations,...

Pacific Parliamentarians Alliance on Deep Sea Mining calls for more commitments to safeguarding our...

Pacific Parliamentarians Alliance on Deep Sea Mining (PPADSM) calls for more commitments to safeguarding our ocean from deep sea mining The Pacific Parliamentarians Alliance on...

Former spy chief says Australia squandered good Pacific ties

The nation’s former spymaster warns Australia has squandered its chances to form meaningful relationships with the Pacific, leaving it looking to the United States...

Writ delay legal: PNG AG Dr Kwa

Papua New Guinea Justice and Attorney-General Department Secretary Dr Eric Kwa says the two-week delay in the issuance of election writs is within the...

Pacific Elders Voice: Statement on Climate Security

The Pacific Elders’ Voice reiterates that the primary security threat to the Pacific is climate change. This fact is clearly articulated in the Boe...

Solomons PM could use Chinese police to stay in power, key provincial adviser fears

A key adviser to the premier of the most populous province in Solomon Islands has expressed concern that the China-Solomons security deal could enable...

Australia’s foreign minister denounces China’s ‘secret’ security deal with Solomon Islands

Australian foreign affairs minister Marise Payne has denounced the “secret” terms of China’s security deal with Solomon Islands, while insisting “no document signed and...

Australia doesn’t want its forces operating alongside ‘ruthless’ Chinese in Solomons

Australia will resist sending soldiers and police to Solomon Islands if they are forced to operate alongside Chinese security personnel as concern grows that...

Tuvalu candidate vying for Commonwealth SG role appeals for Pacific support

The former governor-general of Tuvalu vying to head the Commonwealth as its next secretary-general is hoping the region will get behind his campaign to...

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Future referendums should be compulsory: Vanuatu Minister of Internal Affairs Koanapo

Vanuatu Minister of Internal Affairs, Johnny Koanapo, said the government should make future referendums compulsory to ensure inclusive participation. While the referendum provided an opportunity...

PM Christopher Luxon wants thousands more seasonal workers from Pacific countries in NZ

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Samoa Anti-corruption body soon

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