During last week's 25th Australia-PNG Ministerial Forum, Papua New Guinea asked Australia to move away from its current aid program and instead fund government health and education spending, in light of the recent economic downturn. Requests to 'realign' Australian aid with PNG government priorities are not new.
A consortium of multinational Pacific organisations has published a new report in response to natural disasters including Cyclone Pam and Cyclone Winston.
This study into the use of digital technologies and social media in Fiji suggests it is heavily influenced by feminist activism and advocacy of young women’s rights activists. A presentation of the research at the 2017 Australasian Aid Conference can be heard here.
The maritime relationship between India and Australia has been on an upward trajectory since the 2014 Australia-India Framework for Security Cooperation. A lack of past interaction meant there was ample room for collaboration.
March 2009 was once promised as the month that the interim Government of Fiji would hold elections and restore democracy to the country. There is still no election date in sight in Fiji and the interim Government’s own reform agenda is looking shaky.