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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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Vanuatu, one of the most climate-vulnerable countries, launches ambitious climate plan
The Pacific country has committed to 100% renewable energy in electricity generation by 2030

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

14, Aug, 2022 @3:25 AM

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From Vanuatu law school to the Hague: the fight to recognise climate harm in international law
Vanuatu is leading a campaign to have the international court of justice issue an opinion on climate change – which could have huge legal ramifications

Kate Lyons

19, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Vanuatu calls on Australia to back its UN bid to recognise climate change harm
Pacific islands urge new Labor government to support push for international court of justice to issue climate advisory opinion

Kate Lyons

19, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Vanuatu, one of the last Covid hermit nations, to open to tourists after two years
The tourism-dependent Pacific country will reopen with almost no restrictions in July, though there are concerns about lack of airline deals

Ginny Stein in Port Vila

15, Jun, 2022 @2:03 AM

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A pirate Captain Cook and his own head in a jar: the subversive satire of Daniel Boyd
Ahead of a career-spanning exhibition, the Indigenous Australian artist talks about his family story, Black Lives Matter and why he is inspired by an Aboriginal warrior who took on the invading Britons

Steve Dow

01, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Yachts and mansions: founder of company that left thousands of Aboriginal people out of pocket made more than $20m, tax-free
Ron Pattenden continued to make money from the Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund even after selling it in the wake of damning royal commission findings

Ben Butler, Lorena Allam and Stephen D'Antal

24, May, 2022 @9:17 AM

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Vanuatu police crack down with arrests over ‘slander’ of MPs accused of breaking Covid lockdown
At least four people have been arrested and face charges of cyber-stalking, cyber slander and cyber libel for Facebook comments

A reporter in Vanuatu

11, May, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Vanuatu’s push for legal protection from climate change wins crucial support
1,500 civil society groups from 130 countries back Vanuatu’s move to seek protection from the international court of justice

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

10, May, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Pacific nations walk geopolitical tightrope over Ukraine war, as nuclear legacy looms
Pacific leaders have broadly lambasted the Russian assault, but some countries have resisted outright condemnation of the superpower

Jon Letman

03, May, 2022 @2:32 AM

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