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New Zealand Abandons Indigenous Rights and Pacific Priorities in Foreign Policy

New Zealand Abandons Indigenous Rights and Pacific Priorities in Foreign Policy

By Nina Hall and Rhieve Grey
The new government’s foreign policy priorities could jeopardize New Zealand’s relationships with Pacific Island countries. 
Out of the Blue: Rising to the Challenges of Australia’s Maritime Security 

Out of the Blue: Rising to the Challenges of Australia’s Maritime Security 

By Tom Bamforth, Tom Barber, and Grant Wyeth
Australia has an opportunity to play a more proactive role in coordinating a regional framework to address security concerns across numerous domains.

Australia’s New Migration Strategy

Australia’s New Migration Strategy

By Grant Wyeth
Australia aims to shift the overall character of its migration system away from temporary migration and toward permanent residence and citizenship.

Australian Politics Set for Shakeup After Labor’s 2023 Slide

Australian Politics Set for Shakeup After Labor’s 2023 Slide

By Zareh Ghazarian
In less than two years, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has gone from clear choice to fighting for majority support in the polls. What happened?

Pacific Island States Continue Disproportionate Support of Israel at the UN

Pacific Island States Continue Disproportionate Support of Israel at the UN

By Logan Green
As the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly called for a ceasefire in Gaza, why were Pacific Island states overrepresented in opposition, abstention, and absence?
Pacific Island Countries Blindsided in Climate Conference

Pacific Island Countries Blindsided in Climate Conference

By Sacha Shaw
The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), including the Pacific countries, was not present when the final text of the Global Stocktake was passed.

A Disappointed Pacific Watches COP28 Unfold

A Disappointed Pacific Watches COP28 Unfold

By Dechlan Brennan
For the island nations of the Pacific, the threat of rising sea levels due to climate change is already a reality. 
Australia Leaps into AI Without a Working Safety Net

Australia Leaps into AI Without a Working Safety Net

By Jayson Lamchek
A partnership with Microsoft will trial the use of AI within the Australian Public Service, even while safety policies are still being developed.

China Threatens US Interests in Micronesia, Former President Warns

China Threatens US Interests in Micronesia, Former President Warns

By Camilla Pohle
If Compact funding remains stuck in limbo, the Freely Associated States will be increasingly vulnerable to China’s influence, David Panuelo warned.

Short Fuse Links Bushfires with Domestic Violence

Short Fuse Links Bushfires with Domestic Violence

By Debra Parkinson
Domestic violence can increase amid bushfires, but Australia has a poor track record of responding to it. With a hot summer ahead, authorities must prepare.

With New Government, New Zealand’s Foreign Policy Resets on AUKUS, Gaza, and Ukraine

With New Government, New Zealand’s Foreign Policy Resets on AUKUS, Gaza, and Ukraine

By Geoffrey Miller
New Foreign Minister Winston Peters has wasted no time overhauling New Zealand’s diplomatic direction.
Australian Wildfires: Is the Term ‘Bushfire’ Out of Date?

Australian Wildfires: Is the Term ‘Bushfire’ Out of Date?

By Helen Bromhead
Fires are changing so does that mean the way we refer to them should too? It could soon be a hot topic.

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