Monthly Archives: May 2022

Labor's Penny Wong and Anthony Albanese

THE VILLAGE EXPLAINER: By Dan McGarry With the Australian general election largely done and dusted, and with a clear (if still-to-be-quantified) mandate, Anthony Albanese faces...
Australia's new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese with Strengthen Medicare placards

ANALYSIS: By Stephen Duckett, The University of Melbourne Labor’s win in Saturday’s election heralds real change in health policy. Although Labor had a small-target strategy,...
Kaumātua and activist Joe Hawke

RNZ News Joe Hawke -- the prominent kaumātua and activist who led the long-running Takaparawhau occupation at Auckland's Bastion Point in the late 1970s --...
Labor's new Australian new Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese

SPECIAL REPORT: By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra The Morrison government has been resoundingly defeated in the Australian federal election, with Labor headed for office,...
The Australian federal election tomorrow

ANALYSIS: By Mark Kenny, Australian National University You first have to lose an election on principle if you want to win one on principle. This was...
The Pacific stupor/amnesia

Policy failure over the last eight years -- including a massive cut to the ABC’s international funding -- has weakened Australia’s voice in the...
Vanuatu Chief Ben Lovo and his family

RNZ Pacific A total of NZ$196 million has been set aside for Pacific services in Aotearoa New Zealand in this year's Budget. A big chunk of...
West Papuan student Roy Towolom

By George Heagney of Stuff A group of students from West Papua, the Melanesian Pacific region in Indonesia, are fearful about their futures in New...
NZ Budget 2022

By Craig McCulloch, RNZ News deputy political editor More than two million New Zealanders will get a one-off $350 sweetener as part of the Budget's...
One of the four Papuan students meeting with Pax Christi, Laurens Ikinia

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk A movement dedicated to peaceful self-determination among indigenous groups in the Pacific is the latest group in Aotearoa to add support...
Wali Wahetra (second left) and fellow election candidate Gerard Reignier (right)

RNZ Pacific The pro-independence coalition parties of Kanaky New Caledonia have selected their candidates for the French Legislative elections next month. Wali Wahetra from the Palika...
New Zealand Pinoy supporters for the Leni-Kiko presidential elections ticket

COMMENTARY: By Nina Santos in Auckland On May 9, the Philippines went to the polls in what has been called “by far the most divisive...
Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil's funeral cortege

PNG Post-Courier Governor-General Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae has described Papua New Guinea's late Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil as a vibrant and visionary leader...
Justice for Palestine did a "guerilla projection" of the Palestinian flag on Te Papa

COMMENTARY:  Sh'ma Koleinu – Alternative Jewish Voices When Marilyn Garson’s memoir of working in Gaza was published, Radio NZ scheduled an interview. On the day...
New Zealand now has 764 people in hospital

RNZ News Aotearoa New Zealand has reported 9570 new community cases of covid-19 and a further 32 deaths today, bringing total publicly recorded deaths with...
The PNG crash scene on Bulolo Highway in Morobe Province

By Miriam Zarriga in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea police have been tasked to furnish a full investigation report on the death of Deputy Prime...
Desecration of Shireen Abu Akleh's funeral by baton-wielding armed Israeli policevideo

The global response to the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Video: Al Jazeera COMMENTARY: By Gavin Ellis of Knightly Views Nothing justifies the...
Two flags ... French tricolour and the Kanak ensign

By Walter Zweifel, RNZ French Pacific reporter The Kanak people will not accept France's attempt to "recolonise" New Caledonia, a pro-independence delegate has told the...
NZ immigration policy

RNZ Pacific New Zealand's plans to fast-track residency for migrants is being criticised for leaving out lower paid migrants, many of whom are Pacific Islanders. The...
New Zealand's first Emissions Reduction Plan ... car critics

RNZ News Critics of New Zealand's new $4.5 billion global warming plan to help New Zealanders into electric vehicles and hybrids say a significant cheque...
Papuan student Arnold Yoman at Awatapu College

Stuff A West Papuan international student in Aotearoa New Zealand has devoted hundreds of hours to a non-profit organisation and opened a door to a...
NZ health worker strike

By Rowan Quinn, RNZ News health correspondent Striking New Zealand health workers have picketed around the country, saying they are fed up with being underpaid...