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.
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The Pacific Ocean is central to our economy and culture, writesNic Maclellan, a journalist and researcher in the Pacific Islands. The Pacific Islands Found should focus attention on that.
Australia is taking a substantial diplomatic shopping list to the Pacific Islands Forum, as the region is briefly catapulted into the limelight.
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.
Here is the analysis of the PIF from Shirley Atatagi - climate political advisor for Greenpeace in the Pacific.
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.
Australia used its muscle at the Pacific Islands Forum to ensure the meeting's climate change targets matched Kevin Rudd's.
As host of the Pacific Island Forum, Kevin Rudd was obliged to pick out an appropriately embarrassing outfit for the delegates to wear in the official photo. But he failed miserably, selecting a drab R.M. Williams shirt that makes the group look like members of a David Attenborough convention.