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Joanne Wallis: Australia needs to sing from same song sheet as Pacific

Published By   /  September 7, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Biketawa Declaration, Boe Declaration, Climate, Environment, Environmental security, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Labour, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru human rights, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Opinion, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Joanne Wallis: Australia needs to sing from same song sheet as Pacific

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne … hamstrung at the PIF summit in Nauru this week by Australia’s hypocritical policies. Image: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat By Joanne Wallis in Nauru Australia’s new Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne probably envied New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s welcome at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ meeting in […]

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Climate change tops action at Forum in spite of Canberra’s resistance

Published By   /  September 7, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, Environment, Featured, Labour, Labour mobility, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, Nauru human rights, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Climate change tops action at Forum in spite of Canberra’s resistance

Nauru … host nation of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum leaders summit. Image: John Pulu/Tagata Pasifika Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Climate change, labour mobility and West Papua are some of the issues that Vanuatu played a key part in discussions during this week’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders summit meeting in Nauru. Foreign Affairs Minister Ralph […]

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NZ must help Solomon Islands tackle unemployment ‘time bomb’, says Clark

Published By   /  September 2, 2018  /  Agriculture, Aid, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Featured, Gender, Gender violence, Global, Health and Fitness, Human Rights, Indigenous, Jobless youth, Labour, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, NZ aid, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Refugees, Reports, Solomon Islands, Thailand, UNDP, Unemployment, United Nations Development Programme, Youth  /  Comments Off on NZ must help Solomon Islands tackle unemployment ‘time bomb’, says Clark

Former PM Helen Clark at the National Council of Women conference yesterday … New Zealand should rethink its aid structure. Image: Del Abcede/PMC By Jessica Marshall in Auckland The Solomon Islands faces a “time bomb” with a youth unemployment rate of 82 percent and New Zealand needs to do more to help the Pacific country, […]

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NZ teacher ‘superheroes’ call for a better deal in first strike in 24 years

Published By   /  August 15, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Education, Featured, Labour, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Strikes, Teacher strike, Teachers, teaching  /  Comments Off on NZ teacher ‘superheroes’ call for a better deal in first strike in 24 years

Multimedia story by Leilani Sitagata in Auckland About 30,000 primary and intermediate school teachers and principals went on strike for the first time in almost a quarter century today. A total of 1479 schools were closed – about threequarters of the number in New Zealand – with an impact on more than 400,000 children across […]

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