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With Strong State Backing, Australian Telco Purchases Pacific Network Digicel
October 25, 2021

With Strong State Backing, Australian Telco Purchases Pacific Network Digicel

By Sebastian Strangio
The deal is designed to head off the network's rumored purchase by a state-owned Chinese firm.

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.
Connecting the Dots: Australia and Digital Infrastructure Development in the Pacific Islands
February 06, 2021

Connecting the Dots: Australia and Digital Infrastructure Development in the Pacific Islands

By Tom Corben and Euan Moyle
COVID-19 has highlighted the reactive nature of Australia's approach to digital infrastructure development in the region.

The Pandemic Drags On. But What About Infrastructure?
December 23, 2020

The Pandemic Drags On. But What About Infrastructure?

By Amrita Malhi
Australia can't, and shouldn't, compete directly with China on the funding of hard infrastructure.

The Costs of Australia’s Climate Politics
December 01, 2020

The Costs of Australia’s Climate Politics

By Matt McDonald
Despite the reality of the threat posed by climate change, Australia is a significant part of the failure to adequately address it. That has growing diplomatic costs.

Australia Announces New Injection of Pacific COVID-19 Vaccine Aid
November 02, 2020

Australia Announces New Injection of Pacific COVID-19 Vaccine Aid

By Sebastian Strangio
Canberra's funding commitments are beginning to catch up to its concerns about China's growing influence in its neighborhood.

China Reportedly Eying Pacific’s Largest Mobile Carrier
May 14, 2020

China Reportedly Eying Pacific’s Largest Mobile Carrier

By Grant Wyeth
The Australian government would likely be very wary of such a development, should it occur. 
Australia’s Southeast Asian Step Down
March 17, 2020

Australia’s Southeast Asian Step Down

By Grant Wyeth
Diminishing Canberra's presence in Southeast Asia to reinforce its goals in the South Pacific is a trade-off with a significant cost. 

Australia Risks Losing Allies in Pacific Over Climate Policies
August 21, 2019

Australia Risks Losing Allies in Pacific Over Climate Policies

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Pacific Islands Forum ended with island leaders frustrated – and furious – over Australia's intransigence on coal.

Australia’s Domestic Politics Hamstrings Its Pacific Foreign Policy
September 10, 2018

Australia’s Domestic Politics Hamstrings Its Pacific Foreign Policy

By Grant Wyeth
In the Pacific, climate change is an existential threat. Australia’s domestic unease on the issue hinders its foreign policy.

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