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Australia, UK Reach Free Trade Deal
June 15, 2021

Australia, UK Reach Free Trade Deal

By Rod McGuirk and Danica Kirka
Australia is the latest Indo-Pacific country to reach a trade deal with post-Brexit Britain.

Maori Connection to Antarctic May Predate European ‘Discovery’
June 11, 2021

Maori Connection to Antarctic May Predate European ‘Discovery’

By Joshua Mcdonald
New research links the Maori people to possibly discovering Antarctica long before Europeans and Americans.
Singapore’s Lee Advises Australia to Engage With China
June 11, 2021

Singapore’s Lee Advises Australia to Engage With China

By Sebastian Strangio
The past year has seen a chill descend over relations between Canberra and Beijing.

What We Can Learn From Australia’s Sikh Community
June 07, 2021

What We Can Learn From Australia’s Sikh Community

By Grant Wyeth
Australia’s Sikh community has been providing thousands of free meals a day to those whose incomes have been restricted by lockdown measures. 

Fiji: Civil Society Demands Powerful Minister Resign
June 02, 2021

Fiji: Civil Society Demands Powerful Minister Resign

By Joshua Mcdonald
An alliance of civil society organizations in Fiji has demanded the economy minister’s resignation amid a bleak economic outlook. 

Pacific States Watch Samoa’s Political Turmoil Carefully, Quietly
June 01, 2021

Pacific States Watch Samoa’s Political Turmoil Carefully, Quietly

By Joshua Mcdonald
Samoa’s neighbors have mostly fallen short on backing the new democratically elected prime minister amid a “bloodless coup.”

Plague of Ravenous, Destructive Mice Tormenting Australians
May 29, 2021

Plague of Ravenous, Destructive Mice Tormenting Australians

By Rod McGuirk
The massive surge in rodent numbers threatens “an absolute economic and social crisis in rural and regional New South Wales.”
Samoan Democracy Under Threat as New Political Era Dawns
May 28, 2021

Samoan Democracy Under Threat as New Political Era Dawns

By Grant Wyeth
The dawning of a new political era in Samoa has proved difficult for the country’s longtime rulers to accept.

Samoa in Crisis as Elected Leader Locked out of Parliament
May 24, 2021

Samoa in Crisis as Elected Leader Locked out of Parliament

By Nick Perry
Last month, Fiame Naomi Mata'afa was elected Samoa's first ever female prime minister.

Australia, the Lucky Country, Could Be More Generous
May 20, 2021

Australia, the Lucky Country, Could Be More Generous

By Joshua Mcdonald
The recent Australian budget leaves little breathing room for Pacific Island nations.

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Loosened Australia’s Federation
May 19, 2021

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Loosened Australia’s Federation

By Grant Wyeth
The premiers of New South Wales and Victoria could once again become Australia’s most powerful political actors. 
Court Clears Way for Samoa to Get Its First Woman Leader
May 18, 2021

Court Clears Way for Samoa to Get Its First Woman Leader

By Nick Perry
Two decisions by the Supreme Court have paved the way for Fiame Naomi Mata’afa to become prime minister.

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