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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.

Crikey Worm: Queensland Police investigate mosque attacks

Crikey Worm: Queensland Police investigate mosque attacks

Good morning, early birds. Reports of repeated attacks on Brisbane mosques. Plus, a new security agreement for the Pacific region has all eyes on China. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

There are problems with foreign aid, but Bishop has solved none of them

There are problems with foreign aid, but Bishop has solved none of them

An "overhaul" of Australia's foreign aid program is largely not new, and fundamentally fails to address the difficult questions on how to make aid more effective. Aid analyst Thulsi Narayanasamy unpacks the policy.

Direct Action in Oz, but no help for Pacific islands struggling with change

Direct Action in Oz, but no help for Pacific islands struggling with change

The Abbott government has quietly cut funding to Pacific islands struggling with the impact of climate change. Nic Maclellan, a correspondent for Islands Business in Fiji, reports.

‘Now it is too late’: bracing for Pacific climate displacement

‘Now it is too late’: bracing for Pacific climate displacement

The impact of climate change means it's probably too late to save islands in the Solomons. So where will thousands of villagers go? Catherine Wilson reports on the looming displacement crisis.

Voices from the Pacific in Copenhagen

Voices from the Pacific in Copenhagen

Anna Rose shares the words of 11 young people from the Pacific currently attenting the climate summit in Copenhagen. For them, climate change is already having a real effect on their everyday lives, and the future is looking increasingly bleak.

Never mind the Pacific Islands, who will save our beach houses from global warming?

Never mind the Pacific Islands, who will save our beach houses from global warming?

The media swarmed all over a Parliamentary report yesterday about the threat posed by rising sea levels -- to those who live in multi-million-dollar beachfront properties. No word on our island neighbours whose entire countries are beachfront properties, notes Bernard Keane.

What’s happened to all the Pacific seasonal workers?

What’s happened to all the Pacific seasonal workers?

If the Rudd government is serious about regional economic integration, it must address the link between labour mobility and development in the islands region, writes Nic Maclellan.

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.