Pacific island links: Job creation, wastewater utilities, Manus Island, Flying Fijians and more

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Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionEach Thursday we bring you a selection of news, commentary and analysis from and about the Pacific island region. The World Bank has released a report focusing on the importance of job creation as a means of enhancing and ensuring wellbeing in the Pacific. Of particular note is the significance of... 15 May 2014By: Dr Tess Newton Cain Inequality on the G20 agenda? Obama and the Pope would probably support thatWill Prime Minister Abbott be discussing inequality with fellow G20 leaders when they gather in Brisbane this November? He would if civil society and the labour movement had their way. The C20 (civil society) has 'inclusive growth and employment' as its top priority for the Brisbane summit. The... 15 May 2014By: Mike Callaghan AM Indo-Pacific security links: Energy, Thai violence, fake identities, nuclear test preparations and moreBy David Schaefer, an intern in the Lowy Institute's International Security program.The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's... 15 May 2014By: guest blogger – blank Three reasons Brunei is introducing ShariaBrunei's move at the beginning of May to install Sharia law has gained much media attention . It makes the wealthy Sultanate the first in East Asia to be governed by the contentious legal system. The Sharia legal system (which last week began its three-phase, two-year introduction) includes laws... 15 May 2014By: Elliot Brennan Golkar to back Jokowi for presidentOn Tuesday evening, billionaire businessman Aburizal Bakrie visited Pasar Gembrong, a cramped traditional market in Central Jakarta. He was there to show his support for Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo to become the next president of Indonesia. The governor, better known as Jokowi, had arrived earlier... 15 May 2014By: Catriona Croft-Cusworth Climate change, migration and the importance of the international orderThe views expressed here are the author's own and do not reflect those of the Department of Defence or the Australian Government. There is considerable evidence that plants and animals are changing their ranges in response to climate change. Species are moving to higher altitudes and latitudes in... 14 May 2014By: Albert Palazzo
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