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Australia Pacific Security College - 1 Feb 2023

Pacific Security Snapshot: 1 February 2023

The security stories shaping the region ➣ Kiribati announces return to Pacific Islands Forum  ➣ Fiji terminates policing agreement with China  ➣ PNG and Australia to finalise negotiations for security pact  ➣ Kiribati re-opens tuna fishing area  ➣ Samoa raises concerns over Australia’s announcement of a new visa for Samoan workers  Regionalism  The Pacific Islands…

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Reflections on COP27: Why Indigenous peoples’ representation matters

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Vehia Wheeler - 31 Jan 2023

Reflections on COP27: Why Indigenous peoples’ representation matters

A Tahitian PhD student shares her experience of seeing some Pacific territories represented by colonial countries at COP27. The Pacific region or Oceania, which starts from Asia in the east and expands all the way to the Americas in the West, covers one-third of the world.  A third of the world is mostly a great,…

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Is aid to Tonga reaching those who need it most?

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Telusa Fotu Tu’i’onetoa - 21 Dec 2022

Is aid to Tonga reaching those who need it most?

When Tonga experienced a wave of disasters earlier this year, the world rallied in support, but the Tongan government and its international partners must work hard to ensure aid can reach those who need it most, Telusa Fotu Tu’i’onetoa writes. Tonga is one of the most natural disaster prone nations on earth. From October to…

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Can the Pacific Engagement Visa support climate displaced peoples?

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Akka Rimon - 15 Dec 2022

Can the Pacific Engagement Visa support climate displaced peoples?

By prioritising the Pacific Island countries that are most at risk of climate-induced displacement in its new Pacific Engagement Visa program, the Australian Government can be a leader in the region, Akka Rimon writes. The introduction of Australia’s Pacific Engagement Visa (PEV) represents a new era for Pacific migration. Commencing in mid-2023, the visa will…

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Pacific Security Snapshot: 24 November 2022

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Australia Pacific Security College - 24 Nov 2022

Pacific Security Snapshot: 24 November 2022

  The security stories shaping the region Pacific leaders have left COP27 with a loss and damage fund, as cyber, gender and health security issues receive attention in the region. COP27 has come to a close with an agreement over the establishment of a ‘loss and damage’ fund, one of the key finance goals for…

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Pacific Security Snapshot: 10 November 2022

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Australia Pacific Security College - 10 Nov 2022

Pacific Security Snapshot: 10 November 2022

The security stories shaping the region Pacific leaders are calling for developed nations to pay for climate related loss and damage at COP27 and the regional drug trade has been in the spotlight. The COP27 summit commenced in Egypt over the weekend, with Pacific leaders advocating for stronger international commitments on climate change. Pacific demands…

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