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Fiji in Crisis as Country Hits Record COVID-19 Cases and Deaths
June 30, 2021

Fiji in Crisis as Country Hits Record COVID-19 Cases and Deaths

By Joshua Mcdonald
As case counts continue to reach new highs, Fiji is betting big on its vaccination program to stem the spread.
Virus Outbreak in Fiji Batters Economy, Tests Health System
June 29, 2021

Virus Outbreak in Fiji Batters Economy, Tests Health System

By Aileen Torres-Bennett and Nick Perry
After weathering the first year of the pandemic without a major outbreak, Fiji is now reporting 250 cases a day.

A Leadership Spill in the National Party Will Reverberate in Australian Politics
June 28, 2021

A Leadership Spill in the National Party Will Reverberate in Australian Politics

By Grant Wyeth
Political infighting remains a substantial part of Australian party politics. What does the latest “knifing” mean for the political future?

Australian Parliamentary Committee Urges Harder Line on Myanmar Junta
June 25, 2021

Australian Parliamentary Committee Urges Harder Line on Myanmar Junta

By Sebastian Strangio
The cross-party committee called for the government to consider harsher sanctions, and a pathway to residency for Myanmar citizens in Australia.

‘Scary’ Sydney Virus Cluster Blamed on Delta Variant Grows
June 25, 2021

‘Scary’ Sydney Virus Cluster Blamed on Delta Variant Grows

By Associated Press
“Since the pandemic has started, this is perhaps the scariest period that New South Wales is going through,” said state leader Gladys Berejiklian.
The Murugappans: Sri Lanka Asylum Seeker Case Illustrates Absurdities of Australian System
June 24, 2021

The Murugappans: Sri Lanka Asylum Seeker Case Illustrates Absurdities of Australian System

By Grant Wyeth
For almost a decade, the Murugappans have been tossed around by Australia’s harsh immigration system.

David Brophy on the Alternative to Australia’s ‘China Panic’
June 22, 2021

David Brophy on the Alternative to Australia’s ‘China Panic’

By Sebastian Strangio
"Today, hawkish foreign policies and domestic racism certainly exist in a dangerous symbiosis."
Pacific Island Nations Consider Deep-sea Mining, Despite Risks
June 18, 2021

Pacific Island Nations Consider Deep-sea Mining, Despite Risks

By Joshua Mcdonald
Pacific Island nations are contemplating allowing deep-sea mining to bolster their economies, despite unknown environmental impacts.

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. 

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