Nic Maclellan works as a journalist and researcher in the Pacific islands. He is a correspondent for Islands Business magazine (Fiji) and was awarded the Walkley Foundation Sean Dorney Grant for Pacific Journalism in 2020.
Australia can’t stay silent on decolonisation in the Pacific
As Canberra and Paris repair ties, presenting France as a “Pacific country” would undermine regional independence.
AUKUS debate “influenced France’s attitude towards New Caledonia”
Local leaders – loyalists and independence advocates alike – believe the subs cancelation has coloured the French view.
“Accepting the science”, rejecting the action
If the Morrison government is on board with reducing emissions, as it seems to claim, it needs to step up its policies.
Ignoring international law in the Blue Pacific
Colonised peoples have rights to resources, on land and in the oceans, and this must be recognised.
Sedition and Pacific media freedom
Amid recent budget cuts, a positive court ruling is a welcome step towards improved media reporting.
Finding Australia’s fair share of climate finance
Practical action will meet a financial pledge to the poorest countries on the planet.
Dodging the hard questions in the Pacific
Where Australia leads, Pacific island nations may not want to follow.
Climate change will place new pressures on LHD vessels
If the ADF deploys for more humanitarian operations in the Pacific, its budget, equipment and personnel will be stressed.