Dec 16, 2018 Last Updated 6:17 PM, Dec 15, 2018

2013 June (30)

Canberra has turned its attention back to the Pacific. No more potent a symbol of this renewed interest could be found than the Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith’s visit to Tonga on the eve of releasing the Defence White Paper ‘Defending Australia and its National Interests’. The fact that Smith was convening the inaugural annual ‘South Pacific’ defence ministers meeting…
Canberra has turned its attention back to the Pacific. No more potent a symbol of this renewed interest could be found than the Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith’s visit to Tonga on the eve of releasing the Defence White Paper ‘Defending Australia and its National Interests’. The fact that Smith was convening the inaugural annual ‘South Pacific’ defence ministers meeting…
The Solomon Islands is now leading the region in mainstreaming gender as an issue that needs to be addressed urgently within the public sector as JOHNSON HONIMAE reports I n a game-changing decision, the Solomon Islands Public Service Commission recently nominated gender as one of the key cross cutting issues to be used to assess the performance of all heads…
Intellectual Property protection assured Some languages from the Pacific islands are part of a significant collection of endangered languages that have been added onto the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s Australian Memory of the World Project (UNESCO Australian MOW). The collection PARADISEC (Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources In Endangered Cultures), co-managed by the University of Melbourne,…
Last month’s Global Forum on Remittances jointly organised by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Bank ended with the private sector, civil society and policymakers determined to make every dollar count that migrants send home to their families in rural areas. More than 350 participants from across the globe gathered in Bangkok for the three-day Forum,…

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