Tag: South Pacific

Vanuatu calls Australia to support its own UN quote to identify weather adjustment damage

Vanuatu calls Australia to support its own UN quote to identify weather adjustment damage

Pacific isles recommend brand-new Labor authorities to sustain promote worldwide courtroom of judicature to give out environment advising point of view Coming from Vanuatu regulation college to the Hague: the match to acknowledge environment injury in worldwide regulation Australia’s brand new Labor federal government has actually been actually contacted to verify its own devotion to […]

Former PMs apologise to Pacific leaders for Australia’s apathy on climate crisis

Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull lash out at Morrison government’s ‘cynical indifference’ and assure Pacific leaders ‘a majority’ of Australians ‘are in your corner’ Former Australian prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull, and former foreign affairs minister Bob Carr, have accused the Morrison government of “cynical indifference” and “empty rhetoric” when it comes to […]

Tuvalu threatens to exit Australia’s seasonal worker program after deputy PM’s comments

PM Enele Sopoaga responds to Michael McCormack’s belief that Pacific islands will survive climate crisis because they ‘pick our fruit’ The prime minister of Tuvalu is considering pulling his country out of Australia’s seasonal worker program, after comments by Australia’s deputy prime minister that Pacific islanders threatened by climate change would survive because “many of […]

Climate crisis already causing deaths and childhood stunting, report reveals

‘Insidious’ health-related impacts in Australia and Pacific include lowered cognitive capacity and spread of diseases Climate change is “absolutely” already causing deaths, according to a new report on the health impacts of the climate crisis, which also predicts climate-related stunting, malnutrition and lower IQ in children within the coming decades. The report, From Townsville to […]

Australia ‘deeply concerned’ about China’s treatment of Uighur people

Foreign affairs minister says use of detention camps a concern, and China had blocked attempts to offer consular assistance to dual citizens Australia remains “deeply concerned” about China’s treatment of the Uighur people, including use of forced labour, the foreign affairs minister Marise Payne has said. On Monday Payne revealed that China had blocked Australia’s […]