• Tough choices on COVID-19 in the Pacific

    Tess Newton Cain     |      July 6, 2020

    Many Pacific island countries are COVID-19-free thanks to the swift and decisive actions of governments in closing borders early and keeping them firmly shut but the danger is not over yet so there is no room for complacency.

  • Australian soaps to the Pacific

    Richard Broinowski     |      June 28, 2020

    The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has launched an initiative to send commercial Australian television programs to local stations in the South Pacific.

  • Helping fast-growing Pacific towns battle COVID-19

    Open Forum     |      June 2, 2020

    Pacific islands face unique challenges in combating COVID-19, and will need unique solutions to come out of the crisis unscathed.

  • Australia can play a leading role in the post-COVID Pacific

    Jeffrey Wall     |      April 25, 2020

    When the impact of Covid-19 is fully felt in the Pacific, Australia’s step-up strategy will need to be revised and upgraded to support our neighbours and repel the spectre of unwanted Chinese intrusion.

  • Helping the Pacific survive COVID-19

    Richard Herr     |      April 6, 2020

    The small, developing nations of the Pacific are facing incredible health and economic challenges from the Covid-19 threat, and while Australia battles its own outbreak, it can also take effective measures to help its neighbours.

  • Six inquiries on Australia’s South Pacific step-up

    Graeme Dobell     |      March 17, 2020

    Australia is doing a lot of thinking about what steps to take in the South Pacific, but how high does the ‘Pacific step-up’ have to go?

  • A rising tide swamps the currents of change

    Kerryn Baker     |      January 7, 2020

    The past year has been a time of considerable change for the Pacific Islands, with new leadership, new partnerships and even the potential for new nations all coming into being.

  • 2020 in the Asia Pacific

    Graeme Dobell     |      January 2, 2020

    Pundits across the region have different views about the new year’s prospects for the Asia-Pacific, but all agree that great changes are afoot, with growing dangers to the established international order.

  • Solar powered freezers for Fiji

    Cecilia Duong     |      November 29, 2019

    UNSW students and engineers are using human-centred engineering to help provide electricity to off-grid rural communities in Fiji.

  • The new great game in the South Pacific

    Graeme Dunk     |      November 22, 2019

    We don’t have the funds to out-build China’s navy, and so Australia needs to understand and more meaningfully engage with its South Pacific neighbours to win hearts and minds as well as secure defence cooperation.

  • Turning point at Tulagi

    Alan Tidwell     |      October 29, 2019

    Tulagi marked a turning point in the Pacific campaign during World War II, and the fate of the island today may once again signify a seismic shift in regional power.

  • One big Pacific family?

    Jasmine Brinsmead     |      October 24, 2019

    Despite the lip-service paid to our “Pacific Family”, how genuine is Australia’s concern for welfare and prosperity of Pacific Island countries when aid increasingly advantages external corporate interests at the expense of PIC communities?