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Lost for words: fears of ‘catastrophic’ language loss due to rising seas
Climate crisis could be ‘final nail in the coffin’ for half of all surviving languages, say linguists, as coastal communities are forced to migrate

Karen McVeigh

16, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Penny Wong says Vanuatu security deal will be made public unlike China-Solomons agreement
Foreign minister ‘deeply proud’ to announce bilateral pact after ‘40 years of cooperation between our security forces’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

13, Dec, 2022 @5:54 AM

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Coalition must listen ‘carefully to Pacific island nations’, Simon Birmingham says before bipartisan tour
Statement comes despite torrid debates during election campaign over policies towards China and its security deal with Solomon Islands

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

11, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Left out of society: Vanuatu’s deaf community push for national sign language
With no official sign language, the deaf community are left unable to communicate widely and vulnerable to natural disasters

Sera Sefeti and Agnes Herbert in Saama

04, Dec, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Vanuatu officials turn to phone books and typewriters, one month after cyber attack
Government websites and email still offline, leading to delays in payments and services across the country

Christopher Cottrell in Port Vila

29, Nov, 2022 @1:17 AM

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Pacific leaders celebrate Cop27 victory on loss and damage fund after decades of advocacy
Pacific countries have fought for fund to provide assistance to poor nations hit by climate disasters for three decades

Jon Letman

21, Nov, 2022 @6:18 AM

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Tuvalu first to call for fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty at Cop27
Pacific islands nation, which is acutely vulnerable to sea level rises, joins nearby Vanuatu in seeking phase-out of coal, oil and gas

Oliver Milman

08, Nov, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Vanuatu to welcome first female MP since 2008 after snap election
Vanuatu Election Commission yet to declare official results but Julia King likely to be lone female voice in 52-member parliament

Ginny Stein in Port Vila

20, Oct, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Vanuatu goes to polls by air, sea and road in snap election after lightning campaign
First-time candidates vie with incumbents for 52 seats after government dissolved ‘Red Roof’ parliament to ward off no-confidence vote

Ginny Stein in Port Vila

12, Oct, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Vanuatu makes bold call for global treaty to phase out fossil fuels
President of Pacific island nation urges countries to join bid for nonproliferation treaty at UN general assembly

Miranda Bryant and Australian Associated Press

24, Sep, 2022 @5:03 PM

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Flags at half-mast and a complicated colonial legacy: Pacific countries remember the Queen
Eleven Pacific countries are part of the Commonwealth, though many have become young republics in the last few decades

Georgina Maka'a in Honiara, Angus Delaney in Suva and Ginny Stein in Port Vila

09, Sep, 2022 @4:22 AM

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Huge fireball erupts on fuel barge in Vanuatu bay
The vessel, which burst into flames while delivering fuel in mangrove-rich South West Bay on Malekula Island, has been salvaged

Ginny Stein

18, Aug, 2022 @1:10 AM

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