Crikey June 25, 2014 2 Comments
An "overhaul" of Australia's foreign aid program is largely not new, and fundamentally fails to address the difficult questions on how to make aid more effective. Aid analyst Thulsi Narayanasamy unpacks the policy.
Crikey January 9, 2014 4 Comments
The Abbott government has quietly cut funding to Pacific islands struggling with the impact of climate change. Nic Maclellan, a correspondent for Islands Business in Fiji, reports.
Crikey January 8, 2014 12 Comments
The impact of climate change means it's probably too late to save islands in the Solomons. So where will thousands of villagers go? Catherine Wilson reports on the looming displacement crisis.
Crikey December 15, 2009
Anna Rose shares the words of 11 young people from the Pacific currently attenting the climate summit in Copenhagen. For them, climate change is already having a real effect on their everyday lives, and the future is looking increasingly bleak.
Bernard Keane October 28, 2009
The media swarmed all over a Parliamentary report yesterday about the threat posed by rising sea levels -- to those who live in multi-million-dollar beachfront properties. No word on our island neighbours whose entire countries are beachfront properties, notes Bernard Keane.
Crikey October 26, 2009 1 Comment
If the Rudd government is serious about regional economic integration, it must address the link between labour mobility and development in the islands region, writes Nic Maclellan.
Bernard Keane September 21, 2009 6 Comments
The extent to which the Rudd Government prevented small island states most at risk from climate change from voicing their support for tough carbon reduction targets has been confirmed in a leaked document.
John Hepburn August 13, 2009 2 Comments
Here is the analysis of the PIF from Shirley Atatagi - climate political advisor for Greenpeace in the Pacific.
Crikey August 11, 2009
Australia and New Zealand's corrupt and underhanded means of getting their way inside the Pacific Islands Forum carries the stench of colonialism, says Greenpeace's Shirley Atatagi.
Bernard Keane August 7, 2009 9 Comments
Australia used its muscle at the Pacific Islands Forum to ensure the meeting's climate change targets matched Kevin Rudd's.