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Australia and Solomon Islands sign new security treaty

Solomons Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare signed the security treaty with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during an official visit to Canberra.

Australia provides 19 new patrol boats to Pacific island region to help combat transnational...

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop made the announcement at a Pacific Foreign Affairs Minister's meeting in Fiji's capital, Suva.

Australian volunteers making a difference for people living with disabilities in Fiji

While much has been done to address stigma towards people with disability in the Pacific island nation, education and important services remain beyond.

Sea level modelling predicts dire consequences for wetlands worldwide

Under the new model there is increased inundation and attenuation — bad news for wetlands and salt marshes which rely on water flowing in and out in a regulated fashion.

Australian senate rejects bill to restore ABC shortwave

The bill would have required the ABC to restore its shortwave transmission services which the broadcaster ended in January this year.

Rare bird numbers persisting in Papua New Guinea despite logging, palm oil plantations

"In an 11-year period, between 1989 and 2000, 20 per cent of all the lowland forest was cleared — that is catastrophically quick," Dr Davis said.

PNG election ‘progressing well’ despite polling problems, commissioner says

Just over halfway into the two-week polling period, thousands of voters are crying foul after being told their names were not on the electoral roll.

Australia helps PNG farmers to build business nous

Papuan farmers face several challenges not experienced by Australians, such as a lack of transport, safe roads and educational opportunities.

Australian soft drinks linked to higher risk of diabetes, study shows

In Australia, soft drinks are usually sweetened with sucrose, while in the US, high-fructose corn syrup is the main sweetener.

Papua New Guinea’s tribal conflicts become more violent

Thousands of people, are displaced from their homes each year as a result of violence breaking out between different tribal groups.