Category: Oceania Asia

A report claims Australia provided Indonesia with helicopters which were used used to carry out ‘genocidal’ attacks in West Papua. (Transcript from World News Australia Radio) A report claims Australia provided Indonesia with helicopters which were used used to carry…

A report claims Australia provided Indonesia with helicopters which were used used to carry out ‘genocidal’ attacks in West Papua. (Transcript from World News Australia Radio) A report claims Australia provided Indonesia with helicopters which were used used to carry…

The 19th Melanesian Spearhead Group Leaders summit has integrated into its agenda the issue of the movement of West Papua. Incoming chair and FLNKS representative at the Foreign Ministers Meeting (FMM) Caroline Manchoro said currently MSG’s stand is only to…

A report from the Pacific Institute of Public Policy warns that unless there are urgent reforms to the style of parliamentary democracy practised across Melanesia, autocracy will takes its place. The report claims it’s well past time to acknowledge that…

The Australian Government’s defence think-tank says Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands are struggling to survive as nations. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute says the Melanesian states are so weak they offer potential havens for terrorists. It says…

A new Pacific think tank is being launched by New Zealand to promote fresh thinking on the region. The Pacific Cooperation Foundation begins work on July the first with a grant from the New Zealand Government of 675 thousand dollars.…

The United Nations today indicted Indonesia’s former armed forces commander, General Wiranto, for crimes against humanity during East Timor’s bloody 1999 vote for independence. Gen Wiranto, regarded as the man principally responsible for the bloodletting that swept the former Indonesian…