News - Pacific and General

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Nov '17

9 Nov 2017

Pacific and General

Pacific Communities Building Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

In the Pacific, climate change is an ever-present threat, undermining human rights, livelihoods, and security. Pacific Islanders are working with courage and resolve to build the resilience of...

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Oct '17

29 Oct 2017

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The Pacific Island player drain

Ben Cisneros looks at why, for all the players playing in Europe’s top leagues, the Pacific Islands struggle at international level. The past two weekends have seen some scintillating European...

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27

Oct '17

27 Oct 2017

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Minister for Foreign Affairs (Australia): Lower bank fees support Australia's Pacific engagement

I welcome the Commonwealth Bank’s decision this week to join the ANZ and Westpac banks in reducing fees for money sent internationally. These reductions will benefit customers in Australia and...

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26

Oct '17

26 Oct 2017

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Commonwealth Bank reduces international transfer costs to the Pacific

Communities in the Pacific are set to benefit following our announcement that we have reduced the fee charged for International Money Transfers (IMTs) to as low as $6 for selected transactions. ...

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23

Oct '17

23 Oct 2017

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20 Fijian families affected by the wildfires in California are still living in evacuation centres

20 Fijian families that were affected by the wildfires in California are still living in evacuation centres while 4 Fijian families have lost their homes from the wildfire. The Fijian Embassy in...

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17

Oct '17

17 Oct 2017

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Exploring innovations for promoting Pacific agriculture - Pacific Week of Agriculture 2017

Regional collaboration, knowledge sharing and partnership are the cornerstones of the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) being held in Vanuatu this week from the 16-20th October 2017....

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04

Oct '17

4 Oct 2017

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Securing a job from Samoa a challenge under NZ quota

Finding a genuine permanent job offer in New Zealand to fulfil immigration requirements is proving too difficult for some Samoans. Each year 1100 Samoans are accepted for the quota but many...

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26

Sep '17

26 Sep 2017

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Chocolate and coffee from the Pacific on show New Zealand

Five Pacific countries aim to grab the attention of the New Zealand market with their coffee and chocolate products. The annual Chocolate and Coffee Show in Auckland has a specially designed...

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25

Sep '17

25 Sep 2017

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Australia joins $20m global push to prevent domestic violence across the Pacific

Australia is part of a global push to curb high rates of domestic violence across Pacific Island nations with early prevention the key focus. Prevention, rather than helping women after they've...

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14

Sep '17

14 Sep 2017

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Australia adds to Pacific labour mobility

Up to 2,000 Pacific Islanders will be able to work in rural areas of Australia to cover shortages in low and semi-skilled jobs. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull signed the deal at the Pacific...

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14

Sep '17

14 Sep 2017

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Samoan Prime Minister launches APTC’s 10-year anniversary celebrations at Graduation

The Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC), Australia’s flagship program, has achieved a milestone of reaching 10 years of providing Technical and Vocation Education and Training (TVET) in...

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11

Sep '17

11 Sep 2017

Pacific and General

Australia to allow more Pacific Islands workers, patrol fisheries

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will extend its Pacific Islands migrant labor program and fly aerial surveillance missions to protect valuable Pacific fisheries, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said...

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