Australian obstinacy ruptures Pacific Islands Forum

Australian obstinacy ruptures Pacific Islands Forum

Michael O’Keefe Melbourne, Australia August 17, 2019 The Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Tuvalu this week ended in open division over Climate Change. Australia ensured its official communique watered down commitments to respond to Climate Change, gaining a hollow victory. Traditionally, communiques capture the consensus reached at the meeting. In this case, the division on display between Australia and the Pacific meant the only…

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Broadcaster’s comments on Jacinda Ardern draw flaks

Broadcaster’s comments on Jacinda Ardern draw flaks

RNZ, Tuvalu, August 16, 2019 Broadcaster Alan Jones has continued his criticism of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, despite a rebuke from Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison. On Thursday (August 15, 2019), Jones said that Mr Morrison should “shove a sock down (Ms Ardern’s) throat” after Ms Ardern said “Australia had to answer to the Pacific” on Climate Change during the…

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