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Australia to Welcome More Pacific Islanders With New Visa Program
September 14, 2017

Australia to Welcome More Pacific Islanders With New Visa Program

By Grant Wyeth
The new Pacific Labor Scheme will allow 2,000 people from Nauru, Kiribati and Tuvalu to work in parts of Australia for up to three years.

The Sovereign Recognition Game: Has Nauru Overplayed Its Hand?
May 17, 2017

The Sovereign Recognition Game: Has Nauru Overplayed Its Hand?

By Grant Wyeth
In recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Nauru drew Russian funds. Can U.S. pressure flip Nauru's choice?
US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea
February 11, 2017

US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea

By Luke Hunt
Uncertainty still lingers over specifics.

What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
September 29, 2016

What to Make of China in the South Pacific?

By Grant Wyeth
Long motivated by a recognition war with Taiwan, China's latest diplomacy in the region takes on a strategic tone.

Australia’s Shame: Child Abuse as a Border Defense Strategy?
February 03, 2016

Australia’s Shame: Child Abuse as a Border Defense Strategy?

By Greg Austin
Australia has to find a way to protect its borders without seeing children in its care subjected to repeat sexual abuse.

Australia’s Controversial Asylum Policies
December 04, 2015

Australia’s Controversial Asylum Policies

By Gemima Harvey
The country’s brutal policies are leaving it increasingly isolated.

Small Island, Big Business: Nauru's Choice on Migrants
September 15, 2015

Small Island, Big Business: Nauru's Choice on Migrants

By Benjamin David Baker
Is replacing phosphate with refugees the best solution for Nauru?
Cautions for Australians, Lies for Refugees
April 22, 2015

Cautions for Australians, Lies for Refugees

By Elaine Pearson
Australia is pulling out all stops to convince asylum seekers to take the Cambodia option.

New Zealand's Mass Surveillance of Pacific States Exposed
March 06, 2015

New Zealand's Mass Surveillance of Pacific States Exposed

By Ankit Panda
New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau conducts mass surveillance of several Pacific states.

Australia’s Troubling Asylum Seeker Policy
February 18, 2014

Australia’s Troubling Asylum Seeker Policy

By Hugh Tuckfield
Years of politicizing the issue have created a serious stain on Australia’s human rights record.

People Smugglers Feel the Pinch
December 10, 2013

People Smugglers Feel the Pinch

By Luke Hunt
People smugglers find business tougher as the Australian government’s crackdown begins to have an impact.

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