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Australia's Foreign Minister visits Solomon Islands

Friday 17 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Australia, Regional

The Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong arrived a short while ago at the Solomon Islands Prime Minister's office in Honiara.

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Pacific security should be a matter for 'Pacific family' - Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong

Thursday 16 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Australia, Regional

Australia should be more engaged in the Pacific, something the previous government failed to do sufficiently, says Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong.

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Australia's pledge on climate change action in the Pacific

Thursday 2 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Australia, Regional

Australia's Foreign Minister has pledged Australia's commitment to taking stronger action on climate after meeting with Samoa's Prime Minister in Apia.

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Canberra called on to rein in mining companies eyeing Bougainville

Wednesday 1 June 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Australia, Regional

An advocacy group says as international mining companies eye starting operations in the autonomous Papua New Guinea region of Bougainville, Canberra must take action.

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Australia promises the Pacific a new look

Tuesday 24 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Australia, Regional

Australia's newly sworn-in foreign minister, Penny Wong, says the new Labor Government 'will be a generous, respectful and reliable member of the Pacific family.'

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Abused RSE workers in Australia too afraid to speak out

Monday 16 May 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Australia, Regional

Pacific female seasonal workers in Australia are more likely to experience sexual harassment and abuse but aren't able to speak out for fear of losing their job.

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Call for Australia to allow Pacific diaspora to grow

Friday 29 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Australia, Regional

An aid development economist says Canberra should focus less on Pacific aid and more on providing a migration pathway into Australia from the region.

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Australian spy chiefs meet with Solomon Islands PM over China deal

Wednesday 6 April 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Australia, Regional

Two of Australia's top intelligence chiefs have met Solomon Islands' Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to raise Canberra's concerns over the security agreement the Solomons is due to sign with China.

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Tributes pour in for Shane Warne following shock death

Friday 4 March 2022 | Written by RNZ | Published in Australia, Regional

The cricket world is in shock after the sudden death of Shane Warne, one of the greatest players of the sport.

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Kyrgios: 'Australian Open would be a disaster without the Big Three'

Wednesday 29 December 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Australia, Regional

With Roger Federer already ruled out of the Australian Open it would be a "disaster" if Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal do not turn up for the first Grand Slam of the year, Nick Kyrgios said, adding that the sport needs the 'Big Three' to continue playing.

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Australian immigration into Norfolk undermining the island - writer

Monday 22 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Australia, Regional

A Norfolk Islander writer is accusing the Australian government of imposing what he calls "zombie policies" on the island.

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Former Cook Islands international sevens rugby player in coma following brutal assault

Wednesday 10 November 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Australia, Regional

Former Cook Islands international sevens rugby union player Kairan Mahia, 29, is in an induced coma in ICU at Royal Perth Hospital after he was allegedly hit from behind in a brutal assault on Sunday morning in Australia.

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Outrage as Australia walks away from refugee responsibilities

Wednesday 13 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Australia, Regional

The Refugee Action Coalition has called Australia's apparent attempt to walk away from its responsibilities for the refugees it dumped in Papua New Guinea an outrage.

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Australia Tells Its Citizens in India Amid COVID Crisis: Don’t Come Home

Monday 3 May 2021 | Written by The New York Times | Published in Australia, Regional

Critics condemned the move to temporarily bar Australians, including children, as unnecessarily harsh, a violation of citizenship principles and a cultural double standard. Officials say the policy is necessary. Via The New York Times.

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Facebook block hits region hard

Saturday 20 February 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Australia, Economy, National, Regional

As an Australia-wide ban on news content by Facebook continues, it is emerging just how prominent the social media platform has become for Cook Islands residents and people throughout the Pacific region.

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