Tuesday, April 24, 2018


A Pacific in Australia’s Image – the new foreign policy

This represents a continuation of the view in Canberra that the Pacific is their backyard, their region, their sphere of influence, and increasingly their site of integration into an Australian world view.

Wilsons Word

Big Brother wants to see your tax returns if you are an expat with a bank account here...

Is China changing the ‘rules’ in the Pacific Islands

Certainly, there’s a degree of frustration among Pacific Islands watchers in Canberra regarding the Australian government’s approach to the region.

China’s alarming Vanuatu gambit

Australia, as New Zealand has done, should alert China that a military base in Vanuatu would be an alarmingly aggressive, unacceptable move.