Topic archives: Fiji

Why Fiji is the perfect place for an asylum seeker to flee from Australian authorities

January 31, 2017 5

In many ways, Fiji is a perfect choice for an asylum seeker fleeing Australian detention.

All aboard the gravy train as SBY visits Fiji

All aboard the gravy train as SBY visits Fiji

June 19, 2014

Outgoing Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono moved to shore up relations with Fiji this week amid growing rumblings across the Pacific about atrocities in West Papua, writes Fijian journalist Netani Rika.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

March 6, 2013 1

Help us identify this video of 'police' attacking two men overseas ... which paper is going up in price again? ... we tell you who's first in line to get The SMH ...

Has Bob Carr rolled over on Fiji too early?

July 31, 2012 2

Australia's rebuilding of diplomatic ties with Fiji has taken some observers by surprise.Has Australia moved too quickly to still have any influence in Fiji’s proposed return to democratisation?

Carr confronts messy legacy in democratically-challenged Fiji

May 2, 2012 7

The Fiji coup was an embarrassing failure of Australian policy. Now Bob Carr has to help fix the mess.

The Murdoch strategy

March 14, 2011

Crikey readers have their say.

Democratic reform needs to spread to the Pacific region

March 11, 2011

Fiji must hold immediate elections, return to democracy and recommit to a rights-based approach, writes Ged Kearney, president of the ACTU.

Perception of unsafe Qantas takes another headshot

January 19, 2011 12

Qantas has a crisis of perception that became worse overnight when a faulty fuel valve caused one of its aged Rolls-Royce-powered Boeing 747-400s to make a precautionary landing in Fiji.

Fighting for survival in Cancun

Fighting for survival in Cancun

December 6, 2010

Over at the UN climate talks in Cancun, Philip Ireland, catches up with Pelenise Alofa from Kiribati and Fiji to hear about climate change in her homelands and reflections upon the climate negotiations in Mexico.

When pressed, Abbott discovers he has a pair

When pressed, Abbott discovers he has a pair

September 29, 2010 1

Refusing to grant Simon Crean a pair so he could address the National Press Club today was not such a good idea by Tony Abbott.