In his profile of the Pacific Islands Forum, correspondent Damien Kingsbury manages to perpetuate some of the worst clichés about the region: the islands are "a sleepy backwater" and "a part of the world that only attracts attention when it is being problematic".

He follows the Canberra press gallery in focusing mainly on the topics that affect Australia, like asylum seekers in Nauru or the rise of China. But there are plenty of issues that concern the region that don't rate a mention in the Australia media.