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Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano, NZ Foreign Minister, Hon Murray McCully

PIF delegation gives NZ and Aussie opportunity to examine any progress in Fiji

New Zealand and Australia are two of the harshest critics of Fiji’s military dictatorship, travelled to Suva as part of a Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) delegation. Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr and his New Zealand counterpart Murray McCully arrived in Fiji on Monday to examine first-hand whether the coup-plagued Pacific nation was making progress towards […]

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Australian Foreign Minister, Bob Carr

Julie Bishop urges Bob Carr to change course on Fiji

THE Federal Opposition is urging Foreign Minister Bob Carr to use a trip to Fiji to re-establish relations with Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama. Senator Carr will travel to Fiji tomorrow to discuss the country’s planned return to democracy with the Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Contact Group. The contact group meeting comes as the country carries […]

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Future of RAMSI is up in the air

While Australian and New Zealand have floated the idea of their troops withdrawal from Solomon with discussions to begin next month, there no certainty that after almost a decade that divided the the nation violent end. Report from New Zealand Herald that Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith has already discussed a withdrawal with Solomons Prime […]

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