How should the next Australian govt handle Pacific engagement?

Posted on 19 April 2022

The draft security agreement between China and Solomon Islands highlighted that a “business as usual” Australian (as well as New Zealand) approach to the Pacific may no longer be enough. With Australian election coming up in May, it is safe to expect a considerable degree of continuity in their approach to the region, however.

Mick Tsikas in The Conversation takes a look at how the next Australian government could or should handle Pacific engagement in future.