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Colin Packham

Australia joins U.S.-led mission to protect Gulf shipping

Aug 21 2019

SYDNEY/DUBAI Australia will join the United States in a security mission to protect merchant vessels traveling through key Middle East waterways after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Australia says it will join U.S.-led defence effort in Strait of Hormuz

Aug 21 2019

* Australia agrees to U.S. request to join U.S.-led coalition

Pacific Islands leaders agree on climate plan with loopholes

Aug 15 2019

FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu Pacific Islands leaders failed to agree on tough new climate change commitments at an annual summit on Thursday, agreeing instead to endorse a plan that allows them to opt out of specific measures they opposed.

Tuvalu PM's brother rescued during fishing demonstration at summit

Aug 15 2019

FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu The brother of Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga had to be dragged from the ocean early on Thursday and taken to hospital after getting into difficulty during a demonstration of traditional fishing at a Pacific leaders summit.

New Zealand PM calls on Australia to answer Pacific island climate change demands

Aug 14 2019

FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern challenged Australia on Wednesday to answer South Pacific island demands for more action on climate change, saying her country was doing its part to limit global greenhouse emissions.

Australia should reduce emissions, coal mining: Pacific leaders

Aug 13 2019

FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu Australia should do more to reduce its carbon emissions and giving cash to countries battling climate change was not enough, Pacific island leaders said on Tuesday in a rebuke of Canberra's latest attempt to improve ties with the region.

Australia willing to assist Papua New Guinea on debt refinancing: minister

Aug 13 2019

FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu Australia is willing to help Papua New Guinea (PNG) refinance its national debt, Minister for the Pacific Alex Hawke said on Tuesday, as Canberra moves to counter what it sees as China's efforts to increase its influence in the South Pacific nation.

Australia, under fire for coal, pledges $339 mln for Pacific climate change

Aug 12 2019

NADI, Fiji Australia will donate A$500 million ($339 million) to Pacific Islands for renewable energy projects and to help its neighbours prepare for the impact of climate change, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday.

Australia, under fire for coal, pledges $339 million for Pacific climate change

Aug 12 2019

NADI, Fiji Australia will donate A$500 million ($339 million) to Pacific Islands for renewable energy projects and to help its neighbours prepare for the impact of climate change, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday.

Australia, under fire for coal, pledges $339 mln for Pacific climate change

Aug 12 2019

NADI, Fiji, Aug 12 Australia will donate A$500 million ($339 million) to Pacific Islands for renewable energy projects and to help its neighbours prepare for the impact of climate change, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday.

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