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.
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.
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.
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.
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, writesNic Maclellan, a journalist and researcher in the Pacific Islands. The Pacific Islands Found should focus attention on that.
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.