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Pacific Island links: PNG budget strategy, Vanuatu bribery, obesity in the Pacific and more

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28 October 2015 11:50

  • On Devpolicy, Paul Flanagan analyses PNG’s recently released medium-term budget strategy paper.  
  • Tess Newton-Cain gives an overview of the Vanuatu corruption scandal on Radio National’s The Law Report.  
  • Jenny Hayward-Jones argues the bribery case will improve Vanuatu politics because it shows that voters can demand more from their leaders.  
  • After announcing the plan last year, Palau’s President Tommy Remengesau is set to formalise the creation of a marine sanctuary which will take up most of the country’s waters this week.  
  • Dr Colin Tukuitonga, Director General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, discusses the prevalence of obesity in the Pacific and its connection to cultural views on body size. 
  • On the Aus-PNG Network, Ayesha Lutschini shares the story of how she was inspired to start Meri Toksave, an organisation working to tackle gender-based violence in PNG.  
  • Niue will be hosting the 9th Pacific Community Conference over the weekend on the theme 'Resilient Pacific people — turning the tide'. 
  • A rumoured vote of no confidence in PNG’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill failed to materialise when parliament resumed on Tuesday.  

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