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Nationals Leader Michael McCormack.

Australia’s economic bullying still soars above rising Pacific sea levels

Australia's history in the Pacific is about imperialist exploitation. Now the government has baldly stated that our economic interests come ahead even of the existence of Pacific island states.

(Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Australia cuts mention of climate crisis, coal from Pacific forum declaration

Good morning, early birds. The Australian government has worked to neuter a Pacific Islands Forum declaration on climate crisis responsibility, and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg spruiks Australia's economic credentials ahead of recession fears. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

(Image:AAP/Lukas Coch)

Morrison to announce $500 million Pacific climate fund

Good morning, early birds. The Morrison government is set to announce $500 million in climate change and ocean funding for the Pacific region, and a new report slams Australia's lagging infrastructure. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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.

National representatives at the 2017 Pacific Islands Forum (Image: Lukas Coch/AAP)

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.

The Pacific Ocean is central to our economy and culture, writes<b>Nic Maclellan</b>, a journalist and researcher in the Pacific Islands. The Pacific Islands Found should focus attention on that.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.