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Australian Parliamentary Debate Condemns China over Uyghur Abuses
March 22, 2021

Australian Parliamentary Debate Condemns China over Uyghur Abuses

By Philip Citowicki
The motion can be interpreted as a parliamentary release valve for the growing pressure around matters of human rights in China.
A Patchwork Vaccine Rollout in the Pacific Islands
March 19, 2021

A Patchwork Vaccine Rollout in the Pacific Islands

By Andreyka Natalegawa and Camille Bismonte
Vaccine rollout in the Pacific has been anything but uniform.

Papua New Guinea Faces Rising COVID-19 Cases
March 17, 2021

Papua New Guinea Faces Rising COVID-19 Cases

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Pacific Island nation is on the brink of disaster, regional health experts warn.

Australia’s Big Plans for Clean Energy Exports
March 17, 2021

Australia’s Big Plans for Clean Energy Exports

By James Guild
A plan to export solar power to Southeast Asia via underwater cable have attracted media attention, but have a lot of obstacles to overcome.

Amid Outbreak, Australia Donates 8,000 COVID-19 Shots to PNG
March 17, 2021

Amid Outbreak, Australia Donates 8,000 COVID-19 Shots to PNG

By Sebastian Strangio
The donation serves immediate needs, but also dovetails with Australia broader program of engagement with the Pacific.
What Went Wrong With Pacific Regionalism?
March 16, 2021

What Went Wrong With Pacific Regionalism?

By Patrick Kaiku
The threat by Micronesian leaders to withdraw their countries from the PIF is a compelling reason to rethink the place of regionalism in the domestic affairs of member states and territories.

Australia’s Women Take to the Streets in Protest
March 16, 2021

Australia’s Women Take to the Streets in Protest

By Grant Wyeth
Sparked by a recent wave of sexual assault allegations in parliament, the protests tap into a wider push for justice and respect. 
Has the Long Arm of the BJP’s Identity Politics Reached Australia?
March 10, 2021

Has the Long Arm of the BJP’s Identity Politics Reached Australia?

By Grant Wyeth
A group of Sikh men were attacked in a Sydney suburb by other Indian Australians. Police believe the attack is linked to the Sikh-led farmers' protests in India.

Is the Australian Parliament the Least Safe Place to Be a Woman?
March 09, 2021

Is the Australian Parliament the Least Safe Place to Be a Woman?

By Joshua Mcdonald
A series of sexual assault and harassment allegations have rocked the Australian government. But will it take action?

In One Australian State, Trade With China Is Still Booming
March 03, 2021

In One Australian State, Trade With China Is Still Booming

By James Chater
Australia’s minerals trade has been divided almost clean in half by the country's trade spat with China.

Australia Joins Declaration Condemning Arbitrary Detention
February 26, 2021

Australia Joins Declaration Condemning Arbitrary Detention

By Joshua Mcdonald
In recent weeks, Australian citizens have been detained in China and Myanmar. 
Michael Somare, Papua New Guinea’s First Prime Minister, Dies
February 26, 2021

Michael Somare, Papua New Guinea’s First Prime Minister, Dies

By Associated Press
After leading Papua New Guinea to its independence, Somare served four terms as the nation's prime minister.

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