• Covid-19 could bring a telehealth revolution in Fiji

    Lubna Rahiman     |      November 14, 2020

    The provision of flexible, adaptable and reusable hardware, software and communication tools, supervised by an suitable regulatory body, could give the people of Fiji greater access to comprehensive, high-quality online healthcare.

  • How the US can build cooperation in the Pacific

    Steven McGann     |      October 28, 2020

    The United States is in the midst of a major shift in focus to the Indo-Pacific as it competes with China for global influence. This contest will affect key US priorities and require comprehensive policy engagement with Pacific island nations and other partners in the region.

  • China expands its island-building strategy into the Pacific

    Steve Raaymakers     |      October 4, 2020

    The government of Kiribati is not alone in the Pacific in falling under Chinese influence, and is in the process of handing China another unsinkable aircraft carrier as it expands its regional power.

  • US–China rivalry ramps up pressure on the Pacific islands

    Denghua Zhang     |      September 29, 2020

    When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. As the US–China geostrategic competition intensifies, Pacific island countries find themselves caught in the middle.

  • Going big and bold in the South Pacific

    Jeffrey Wall     |      September 23, 2020

    Australia should look at big and bold projects that enhance our influence and assist Pacific nations in key areas at a time when they are sorely tested in economic, social and strategic terms.

  • The Pacific step-up turns four

    Graeme Dobell     |      September 10, 2020

    Australia’s much vaunted South Pacific ‘step-up’ has reached its fourth birthday and it remains an ambitious work in progress.

  • COVID-19 and Australian aid in the Pacific

    Terence Wood     |      August 24, 2020

    Above and beyond the COVID crisis, if Australia really wants to help the Pacific, it needs to be a global citizen. Australia can afford to increase its aid budget as aid currently represents less than one per cent of federal spending.

  • This is not the time for Australia to reduce its aid to PNG and the South Pacific

    Jeffrey Wall     |      July 30, 2020

    Australia needs to assure the people in our region that we are not neglecting them despite our own massive fiscal and economic challenges due to COVID-19.

  • 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.