Geo-political conflicts overshadow Vanuatu election

By John Braddock, 17 February 2020

Next month’s election will take place amid deepening tensions across the Pacific as Washington and its allies ramp up preparations for war with China.

Australian media stokes fears of Chinese military base in Vanuatu

By John Braddock, 13 April 2018

The escalating propaganda war is another sign of deepening tensions across the Asia Pacific that threaten to embroil the entire region into a major war.

Unstable government in Vanuatu following snap election

By John Braddock, 8 February 2016

Deepening popular opposition to the political elite has left no single party able to form a government.

Vanuatu cyclone relief efforts grossly inadequate

By Tom Peters, 17 March 2015

Four days after Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu and other Pacific countries, tens of thousands of people have received no assistance.

“Super cyclone” Pam hits South Pacific islands

By Will Morrow, 14 March 2015

While the full scale of the destruction is yet to emerge, the storm has flattened entire villages in Vanuatu, with unconfirmed reports of dozens killed.

Vanuatu government expels Australian police

By Patrick O’Connor, 14 May 2012

The move was in retaliation for the highly provocative arrest of one of Prime Minister Sato Kilman’s secretaries in Sydney airport.

Australian High Court prepares to hear Julian Moti appeal

By Patrick O’Connor, 30 July 2011

The High Court will next week hear the appeal of the former Solomon Islands attorney general, who has waged a five year battle against the Australian government’s attempt to prosecute him on what he alleges are “politically motivated” statutory rape allegations.