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Australian Foreign Minister Wong takes on Beijing over climate, debt and influence

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Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong has warned Pacific leaders a region-wide security and trade deal with Beijing could sacrifice their independence, lead to unsustainable...

“No intention” to build Solomon Islands a military base, says Chinese foreign minister

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China has “no intention at all” to build a military base in the Solomon Islands, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday, dismissing speculation about...

Getting out of coal and gas key to Pacific relationship

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The best thing the new Labor government could do to repair the relationship with Pacific is commit to no new coal and gas, Greens...

NZ Government accused of neglecting Pacific partnerships as China’s influence grows

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-The New Zealalnd government is being criticised for letting its relationships with Pacific islands drift, as China tries to boost its influence in the...

Tongan deputy PM and former PM granted stay

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Tongan deputy Prime Minister Poasi Tei and former Prime Minister Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa, both Members of Parliament have each been granted a stay in the...

What deals is China pursuing in the Pacific and why is everyone so worried?

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By Helen Livingstone Why is everyone talking about China in the Pacific all of a sudden? China’s ambitions in the Pacific first attracted renewed attention...

Foreign Minister Penny Wong tells Pacific nations ‘we have heard you’ as Australia and...

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The new Australian foreign affairs minister, Penny Wong, has promised to treat Pacific island countries with respect, telling an audience in Fiji that Australia...

PM Albanese says Australia needs to step up engagement with Pacific Islands in response...

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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says Australia needs to step up engagement with Pacific Islands in response to 'changed environment' The Prime Minister took a swipe...

Fiji AG seeks to play down concern over China’ proposed deal

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Fiji’s Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has sought to play down concern over China’s proposed deal with 10 Pacific nations covering policing, security and communications. Former Kiribati...

John Rosso sworn in as PNG deputy PM

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Another Morobean has been sworn in as the new Papua New Guinea deputy Prime Minister two weeks after the passing of Sam Basil. Minister for...

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Pacific Australian Emerging Leaders Summit

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Young leaders from the Pacific and Australia will come together for connection-building, leadership development and dialogue at the first ever Pacific Australian Emerging Leaders...

Vanuatu confident of reaching required votes for ICJAO

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By Anita Roberts Vanuatu and its coalition partners for the International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion (ICJAO) resolution are confident of reaching the required...

Defence buildup in Guam will ensure swift response in the event of China...

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The U.S Department of Defence is beefing up forces in Guam and other island nations in the region to ensure a prompt counteraction should...