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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.

Pressure mounts on Pacific Islands Forum

Pressure mounts on Pacific Islands Forum

Good morning, early birds. Today's Pacific Islands Forum is expected to be dominated by discussion of Nauru detainees. Plus, a huge investigation into your honey. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Our sea of islands to pose serious policy challenges

Our sea of islands to pose serious policy challenges

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.

Gillard takes Pacific shopping list to regional forum

Gillard takes Pacific shopping list to regional forum

Australia is taking a substantial diplomatic shopping list to the Pacific Islands Forum, as the region is briefly catapulted into the limelight.

How we discouraged Pacific Islands from tough emissions stance

How we discouraged Pacific Islands from tough emissions stance

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

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

Here is the analysis of the PIF from Shirley Atatagi - climate political advisor for Greenpeace in the Pacific.

New Caledonia: another powder-keg on our doorstep

New Caledonia: another powder-keg on our doorstep

Australian media seem to have some blind spots concerning our near neighbours, like New Caledonia, where recent riots have a political bent.

Australia gets grubby at PIF

Australia gets grubby at PIF

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

Damn the Pacific: Australia gags its island neighbours

Australia used its muscle at the Pacific Islands Forum to ensure the meeting's climate change targets matched Kevin Rudd's.

Rudd’s “silly shirts”: not nearly silly enough

Rudd’s “silly shirts”: not nearly silly enough

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.