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Pacific Island workers meet seasonal Australian labour needs

September 19, 2018

Last year alone, the total number of workers employed from the 10 Pacific Island nations involved in the Seasonal Worker Program increased from 6166 to 8457.

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Salwai elaborates on state of emergency extension

September 18, 2018

The PM said the Government continues to work on the issue by keeping in touch with the chiefs and landowners on Maewo and Santo, where Ambaean evacuees are currently residing.

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Japan prevented from resuming commercial whaling

September 18, 2018

The commission held a meeting in Brazil where Japan's proposal that would have opened the door to commercial whaling was defeated 41 to 27.

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Trade policy training a boost for Pacific Islands

September 17, 2018

The workshop is funded by the WTO Secretariat and there are five representatives from six WTO member countries – Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea.

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Chinese influence in PNG a ‘wake-up’ call

September 17, 2018

Oil Search chief executive Peter Botten warned that China’s increasingly heavy investment there risks Australia missing out on PNG's rapid development.

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Roadworks at USP roundabout Saturday

September 14, 2018

Drivers warned to avoid USP roundabout Saturday.

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Refurbished Malapoa College handed over

September 14, 2018

The refurbishment included 16 buildings, which include 16 science labs, 24 classrooms, one library, a computer lab, dormitories, staff house and eight teachers' facilities.

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ADB: Vanuatu must focus on tourism sustainability

September 13, 2018

A new ADB brief offers a series of recommendations to help make this growth sustainable.

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