Fiji

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Serious defects discovered in patrol boats Australia supplied to Pacific Islands
Potentially serious faults in Guardian-class patrol boats may force some countries to pause use of vessels

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

30, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘I won’t survive’: queer California man facing deportation after 44 years in US
Salesh Prasad could be sent to Fiji, where he fears anti-LGBTQ+ violence, with California law enforcement aiding his detention

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

28, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘Things aren’t going back’: Australia braces for step-up in China’s Pacific push
Despite initial relief over island nations’ rejection of security and economic pact, senior government figure says reprieve could be only temporary

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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US wins legal battle to seize $325m superyacht docked in Fiji
US authorities claim vessel is beneficially owned by Suleiman Kerimov, one of Russia’s richest men

Kalyeena Makortoff

07, Jun, 2022 @5:58 PM

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Mystery Russian superyacht sets sail for the US after Fiji court ruling
Russian oil boss linked to ‘Putin’s yacht’ at centre of US court case

Kalyeena Makortoff

07, Jun, 2022 @5:27 PM

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China’s foreign minister tells Pacific leaders ‘don’t be too anxious’ after they reject regional security pact
Several Pacific nations reportedly want to defer action on the draft agreement or have it amended

Kate Lyons and Reuters

30, May, 2022 @7:27 AM

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Penny Wong urges Pacific nations to weigh up ‘consequences’ of China security offers
Australia wants to show region it is a reliable partner, says foreign minister, and to make up for a ‘lost decade on climate action’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

27, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Penny Wong tells Pacific nations ‘we have heard you’ as Australia and China battle for influence
Foreign minister uses speech in Fiji to declare ‘this is a different Australian government’ that will act responsibly on climate change

Daniel Hurst, Kate Lyons and Lice Movono in Suva

26, May, 2022 @9:14 AM

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Deal proposed by China would dramatically expand security influence in Pacific
Leaked copy of draft shows Beijing wants more involvement in policing, cybersecurity and marine mapping

Kate Lyons

25, May, 2022 @11:46 PM

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Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand ‘ready to respond’ to Pacific’s security needs as China seeks deal in region
Prime minister says ‘the Pacific is our home’ as Beijing plans a regional security pact with almost a dozen island nations

Tess McClure in Wellington

25, May, 2022 @11:40 PM

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China’s Pacific plan is ‘clear’ but so is Australia’s intention to be regional partner of choice, Penny Wong says
As China pursues Pacific-wide security pact, foreign minister says ‘after a lost decade we’ve got a lot of work to do to regain Australia’s position’

Daniel Hurst and Katharine Murphy

25, May, 2022 @10:06 AM

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Australia to stand with Pacific islands on climate crisis and ‘respect’ region, Penny Wong says
New foreign affairs minister tells Pacific leaders Australia ‘will listen because we care’ after reports China may be seeking security agreement with Kiribati

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

23, May, 2022 @9:16 AM

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