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Australian media’s coverage of the Pacific has almost completely disappeared

Australian media’s coverage of the Pacific has almost completely disappeared

The ABC is the only Australian outlet with a correspondent in the Pacific. Have we stopped caring about our closest neighbours? And if so, why?

No resolution at tense APEC summit

No resolution at tense APEC summit

Good morning, early birds. The APEC summit has ended following clashes between the US and China, a new poll shows that Labor would be stymied by crossbenchers following a 2019 federal win, and shareholders push to block the Nine-Fairfax merger. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Foley remains defiant after resignation, plans to sue

Foley remains defiant after resignation, plans to sue

Good morning, early birds. NSW Labor leader Luke Foley has remained defiant following his resignation due to allegations of sexual assault, the relationship between China and Australia seems to be thawing, and a new study finds that one in four Australians suffer adverse affects due to loneliness. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Scott Morrison announces $3 billion Pacific package

Scott Morrison announces $3 billion Pacific package

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has announced a $3 billion Pacific infrastructure funding package, the Democrats have scored a victory in the US midterms, and Victorian Labor plan 50% renewables by 2030. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Rough seas ahead for the Pacific Islands Forum

Rough seas ahead for the Pacific Islands Forum

Tension around China's spread in the Pacific was clear at this year's forum, but not even that could distract from Australia's climate change and refugee controversies.

Turnbull’s allegiance to the US creates regional tension with China

Turnbull’s allegiance to the US creates regional tension with China

Between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, the whole region is on edge.

Out with radio, in with digital? ABC tries to remain a global broadcaster

Out with radio, in with digital? ABC tries to remain a global broadcaster

Without a television network, are you still an international broadcaster? The ABC has a plan, but after absorbing 80 redundancies, some insiders are sceptical.

Foreign affairs: savage aid cuts will hurt the poorest in Asia

Foreign affairs: savage aid cuts will hurt the poorest in Asia

Joe Hockey has deeply cut the foreign aid budget, ignoring a commitment to the UN Millennium Development Goals. The real losers will be the millions in the Asia-Pacific on the poverty line.

East Timor’s fragile stability under threat with PM retiring

East Timor’s fragile stability under threat with PM retiring

East Timor's Prime Minister has announced his intention to retire from politics. Is the former resistance fighter abandoning his country when it needs him the most?

Why the Oz US troops deal has hit a raw nerve in China

Why the Oz US troops deal has hit a raw nerve in China

China’s rise in Asia has made the region a much more complicated place, writes Dr John Lee, from the Centre for International Security Studies at Sydney University.