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There are problems with foreign aid, but Bishop has solved none of them

There are problems with foreign aid, but Bishop has solved none of them

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.

Direct Action in Oz, but no help for Pacific islands struggling with change

Direct Action in Oz, but no help for Pacific islands struggling with change

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.

‘Now it is too late’: bracing for Pacific climate displacement

‘Now it is too late’: bracing for Pacific climate displacement

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.

Voices from the Pacific in Copenhagen

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.

Never mind the Pacific Islands, who will save our beach houses from global warming?

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.

What’s happened to all the Pacific seasonal workers?

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.

How we discouraged Pacific Islands from tough emissions stance

How we discouraged Pacific Islands from tough emissions stance

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.

Yes bwana: how Australia called the shots at small islands forum

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.

Australia gets grubby at PIF

Australia gets grubby at PIF

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.

Damn the Pacific: Australia gags its island neighbours

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.