Posts Tagged ‘Lowy Institute’

Most Australians want to re-engage with Fiji Comments 0

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

Fiji – International media short of integrity or judgment Comments 0

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

The Fiji Literary Festival was held in  Nadi from 2 to 9 October 2011. Speakers included Graham Davis,  an independent Fiji-born journalist and publisher of the political blog Grubsheet, and  Fiji Ministry of Information permanent secretary Sharon Smith-Johns. Both addressed issues regarding the role of the media in Fiji. Davis asked, “In reporting in Fiji which version Read more

66% of Fiijians give Bainimarama big tick Comments 0

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Regional policy makers are reeling at the implications of a remarkable opinion poll that shows overwhelming public support in Fiji for Frank Bainimarama – widely regarded as a Pacific pariah for his 2006 coup and continuing refusal to bow to demands for an early election. The poll – commissioned by the independent Australian think tank, Read more

Australia’s Fiji policy a failure Comments 0

Friday, May 6th, 2011

The Sydney-based think tank, the Lowy Institute has declared Australia’s Fiji policy a failure. In a policy paper to be launched on 2 May, it suggests Australia build an international coalition, including non-traditional partners such as India and Indonesia, to help Fiji draw up a new constitution and hold elections, as promised in 2014. The new approach Read more