Posts Tagged ‘Fiji Australia Relations’

China calls Australia and New Zealand bullies

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

When Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress met with Fiji President Epeli Nailatikau in Fiji last Friday he said China believed that all countries, big or small, rich or poor, strong or weak, are equal members of the international community, and that international affairs should be handled by all Read more

Fiji – Australia and New Zealand restore diplomatic relations

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Australia and New Zealand will reappoint High Commissioners to Fiji and relax travel sanctions affecting members of its government. This announcement was made following a meeting in Sydney on Tuesday attended by New Zealand Foreign Minister Mr McCully, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr and Fijian Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola. The decision has met with Read more

Most Australians want to re-engage with Fiji

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

The majority of Australians want their government to re-engage with Fiji’s military backed regime. New poll shows Australians want re-engagement with Fiji That is one of the findings in the latest poll of Australian opinion, by the Sydney based Lowy Institute for International Policy. The poll asked over one thousand Australian a range of questions Read more

Will Australia change its policy towards Fiji

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Fiji’s Prime Minster last week  announced that a consultation process will take place on Fiji’s constitution between July and September. There has been speculation that this announcement would give an opportunity for a change in policy towards Fiji in Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, has already broken ranks and begun to engage with Fiji. While Read more